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Checking the engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) level in your 2000 Oldsmobile Alero is pretty easy. In order to get an accurate reading, your 3.4 liter engine should be cool to the touch when you check it. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Alero is located and how to check the coolant level. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Oldsmobiles, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. See our video on how to add engine coolant for tips on adding coolant to your Alero.
Always wear safety goggles when working on your Alero. Taking off the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to up explosively and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Alero for head gasket leakage.
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If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L V6 Sedan (4 Door)