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how do you check a 2004 alero transmission fluid

i need to know how to check transmission fluid on a 2004 alero

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2004 Aleros with auto trans DO NOT have a dipstick under the hood. They do have a filler cap, located on the driver side, look straight down under the edge of the exhaust crossover, black cap with a gear on it. According to the Manuf. the AUTOMATIC Transmission (should not need to be checked unless there is a leak) has a plug in the side just like the manual transmission. You remove the plug in the side and fill thru the top until fluid runs out the side hole. Replace the plug and the fill cap when done.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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replace front wheel bearing

replace front wheel bearing is it hard to do on 2002 alero

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its actually pretty easy if you have the basic tools needed and a little mechanical knowledge, because i dont think you can buy just the bearing at a auto parts store. they sell you the whole hub assembly which is great for the DIYer.

lift the car off the ground and block it from rolling and place a jack stand under it so it cant fall on anyone.


Wheel Bearings

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Removal & Installation

These vehicles are equipped with sealed hub and bearing assemblies. The hub and bearing assemblies are non-serviceable. If the assembly is damaged, the complete unit must be replaced.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING DO NOT allow the caliper to hang unsupported from the brake hose.


    Front wheel Halfshaft nut and washer Caliper from the steering knuckle and support it aside


    Brake rotor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped 3 hub/bearing assembly bolts Halfshaft from the hub/bearing assembly Hub/bearing assembly

    0900c1528023b277.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the front hub/bearing assembly


To install:
Install or connect the following:

Hub/bearing assembly onto the halfshaft, making sure the splines engage smoothly Hub/bearing assembly to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm). Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped Brake rotor Caliper onto the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm). Halfshaft nut. Torque the hub nut to 284 ft. lbs. (385 Nm) on nuts colored black, or 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm) on gray colored nuts. Front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Service engine soon light 2004 Alero

Husband filled gas tank with car running. It's a 2004 Alero. Can I reset the light?

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if it truly set code for "loose fuel cap" or po455 large leak, then tightening the cap and driving a couple days should reset on its own. if not then get it checked for free at autozone and report back with code # and can help from there. they'll ck for free but are not allowed to reset.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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Beeping Noise/Blinker Noise

My 2004 Alero all of a sudden started a blinker noise while I was driving. If I turn on my turn signals or flashers the sound goes from a quick blinker noise to a regular blinker noise. All of my signal lights work front & back. I removed the fuse and the noise stops and of course my turn signals front & back don't work. If I put it back in the noise starts all over again and my signals work again. Does this mean I need a new fuse?

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sounds like your electronic flasher unit maybe stuck causing the noise. they are generally located under the dash on driver side just below the instrument cluster.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Tail/brake light bulb replacement 2004 Olds Alero

How do I get to and replace the tail/brake light on a 2004 Olds Alero

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In the trunk, in the rear corners, you'll see some plastic "caps" with tabs on them, similar to wing nuts. Remove those, and the taillight comes right off the back of the car. That will allow you to replace the bulbs.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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resetting oil change dash light

We just changed the oil on my 2004 olds Alero. Just can't remember how to reset the idiot light .

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Turn ignition key to the on position (with engine off). Depress accelerator pedal 3 times. Oil change light should blink and you should here a beep, light will go out. Turn ignition key off.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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reset oil light in 2004 alero

reset oil light in 2004 alero

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Oil lights can not be reset,but the oil change light can,,Turn the key to on,and push the accelerator 3 times slow ,with in 5 seconds,this will turn the oil change light off.If this was helpful,please rate thank you.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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2003 oldsmobile alero rear defroster

2003 oldsmobile alero rear defroster doesn't work but the light on the defroster button goes on

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Hi
There is module located behind the right hand quarter trim panel by the back window. Both your defrost and antenna run thru htis module. This module tends to heat up and fries. You wll need a new module and also a new wiring pigtail for it as this pigtail tends to get very brittle where it plugs into the module.
Not all that hard to repair. Just a pain!

Hope this helps
Teeje

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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where is the release for the backseat to fold down

i have a 2004 oldsmobile alero and have locked my keys in the trunk and cant find the release to fold down the back seat. i know there is one in the trunk but there has to be one on the inside as well. my trunk release button doesn't work either.

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If your trunk release button is electric, and not working because you need to turn the key to give it power, remove the button and use a piece of wire to jump power to it from the battery. This will get your trunk open! (don't forget to have a spare key made)

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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how to remove the door panel of a 2004 alero

window fell off track and we can not figure out how to remove the door panel for a 2004 oldsmobile alero

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Check out this video it's a pretty good description of how to fix it.

http://pontiacremembered.com/blog/1aauto-com-fix-power-window-regulator-pontiac-grand-am-olds-alero-1999-06/

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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