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Tiny
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  • 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 62,000 MILES
My 02 Alero 2.2 won't start. Changed the battery and had the started tested which was fine. Sounds like a bad starter just clicking. Could it be the timing chain?
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 11:30 PM

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Tiny
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What clicks?Do you have a multimeter to do testing?Are the battery cables clean and tight?Does the engine turn over freely by hand?Hae you checked the oil level?
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 11:36 PM
Tiny
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The starter clicks and no I don't have a meter. I checked and cleaned the cables which were in good condition. The oil level was perfect and I spun the serpentine belt (which was on) by hand easily.
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 11:46 PM
Tiny
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You need to get a multimeter so we can do so testing there cheap. Let me know when you get a meter and I will give you further help.
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Friday, July 1st, 2011 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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Don't forget to check the whole length of the battery cables! I had good-looking cables at the battery end, but upon further checking, the positive cable was crap at the other end, only a couple strands left. Discovered this after changing a starter relay, with no improvement. Cable changed, problem fixed.
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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 2:41 AM
Tiny
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Problem is most likely the battery or starter. Have an auto parts store check the battery and if the battery is good then buy a starter and replace yours. It's only three bolts and takes about 20 minutes. If it's not the starter, you can always return it. Oh, and be careful attaching the steel nuts to the copper posts on the starter otherwise you will strip the threading on the starter posts.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 4:14 PM

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