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Old July 4th, 2018
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Hello, Current owner of a maroon 2002 Olds Alero 3.4L V6. My first car was a blue 1978 cutlass supreme. I also owned a white 1998 cutlass supreme convertible.

I am hoping to learn as much as I can from the forums to be able to work on my car on my own. I enjoy my Alero and have no real interest in buying another car unless this car becomes to expensive to maintain.

About the car: Maroon '02 Olds Alero 3.4L V6, 155,XXX miles, automatic, 4 door, aftermarket head unit and speakers, tinted windows, power windows, power mirrors, power driver's bucket seat. Salvage title due to hail damage across the hood, roof and trunk. Neutral gray interior. I have owned the car since 2012, the car was a grandma's grocery getter with 78,000 miles on it when I took ownership of the car. I bought the car before going to college, so I have put it through it's paces while putting the nearly 80,000 miles on it in the last six years.

Current issues with the car: Fuse 37 - AC BFC keeps blowing, seems to blow while the car is parked. Car will crank, but not start. Replacing the fuse allows the car to start, but I need to track down the short or issue with the AC compressor or Body Function control module. With this issue I do have the Service Vehicle Soon light. Other issues include: random security light issue that keeps car from cranking, I have to sit with the key in the ON position 10 minutes before it will start, turn signals sometimes do not work, I have to toggle the hazard button in order to get them to work, I was told the hazard button module needs replaced to fix that issue.

Recent repair or Maintenance: Regular oil and filter changes, brake pads, front wheel hub assemblies, right rear brake caliper, fuel filter, power window motor, windshield replaced, front sway bar bushings, front control arms, ball joints, and outer tie rods.

About the owner: I live in Ohio, I drive for work, a lot of highway miles. I have more knowledge than the average person about cars, which isn't saying much these days. But I am by no means a mechanic. Also I am limited on the amount of work I can do at home due to a lack of proper tools or diagnostic equipment. But I do what I can. I feel fairly comfortable working on most of the car until it come to the internals of the motor and transmission.
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