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Oldsmobile Aurora, Auto Repair, Sedan
#3183 of 4482 Re: this aurora [rod95]
Feb 12, 2006 (8:50 pm)
I wouldn't go near an Aurora with a known fuel leak:
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Base Recall ID from NHTSA: 04V110000
Recall Date: 03/04/2004
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Units Affected: 483477
Summary: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L V8 ENGINES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE NYLON TUBING USED IN THE FUEL RAIL CONSTRUCTION MAY DEGRADE AND CRACK. ADDITIONALLY, THE 1995 MODEL YEAR USES A UNIQUE UNDERHOOD FUEL RETURN LINE THAT MAY CRACK. CRACKING OF THE FUEL RAIL OR RETURN LINE TUBING CAN RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Defect Consequence: FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL WITH A NEW STAINLESS STEEL FUEL RAIL. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSTALL A REVISED CHASSIS FUEL RETURN LINE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 2, 2004, FOR 1996-1997 OLDSMOBILE AURORA VEHICLES. OWNERS OF 1995 CADILLACS AND 1996-1997 OLDSMOBILE AURORA WERE SENT LETTERS ON AUGUST 6, 2004. ADDITIONAL LETTERS TO OWNERS WILL BE FORTHCOMING. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537.
#3184 of 4482 Re: 97 - 64k miles [sec2]
Feb 12, 2006 (11:07 pm)
Maybe......what kind of bike is it? Cause I only ride serious downhill mountain bikes. Or an old fashioned custom cruiser would be cool to......but that's another forum entirely.
#3185 of 4482 my aurora is not leaking fuel to the outside of the fuel system
Feb 13, 2006 (5:02 am)
I understand that hoses can leak but this is coming from the motor thru the convertors and out the end of the tailpipe so therefore it has to be that the engine is being fed way more fuel than it needs when you run the tach up to 4000 plus rpms the smoking subsides and it runs well because its burning all the fuel I plugged out the plugs and numbers 2 and 6 were saturated with gas while the rest were dry thats weird so can anyone give me a helpful hint. other than getting rid of the car.
#3186 of 4482 Re: this aurora [rod95]
Feb 13, 2006 (7:01 am)
1995 Aurora car manual from Helm, the original, official GM manual source. I have bought 5 for various GM cars I've owned.
There is a CD DVD version floating that covers many years of GM cars together.
#3187 of 4482 Re: 97 - 64k miles [cmcmanus]
Feb 13, 2006 (7:36 am)
1973 Schwinn, 3-speed, green. Infinitely more reliable than the Aurora, and much less likely to spontaneously combust and burn down the garage.
#3188 of 4482 2001 Aurora...
Feb 13, 2006 (7:44 am)
I am hoping my 2001 (3.5 cyl v6) has a better life than most of your 1995s..
Has anyone had this problem? My tires this winter were constantly loosing air, and the DIC kept going off a few days after I refilled the tires.
Took the car in, was told the rims were cleaned, tire-center could not find any leaks, I even had them rebalanced. Weather is warming up and air pressure seems to be holding.
ok- the bad, have 69K miles on the car and still original tires. I was going to keep car to end of year so trying to avoid the new tire purchase.
#3189 of 4482 auroras are real junk
Feb 14, 2006 (4:34 pm)
i have had it with this car does anyone have any idea if i have a bad fuel pressure regulator. the car smokes bad and gets one mile to one gallon of gas and after it is shut off the fuel runs out of the tail pipes. Not kidding. I have had nothing but problems from this heaping pile of oldsmobile and this car sucks.
#3190 of 4482 Re: 97 - 64k miles [cmcmanus]
Feb 16, 2006 (8:56 am)
I'll second your thoughts on Olds. GM screwed up. Except Cadillac, which was in it's own world, Olds was the engineering company of GM. Buick was a pig with lipstick, more concerned about luxury, etc. than powertrain and reliability. Chev was push a lot of cars out the door to the mainstream, and they came up with some terrible crap. Olds should have either been merged with Cadillac or put over control of Chev. Buick should have died or been swallowed by Olds or Cadillac.
#3191 of 4482 Re: my aurora is not leaking fuel to the outside of the fuel system [rod95]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:00 am)
I think the injectors are opened by putting a low (ground) on the return wire to the computer.
With only two showing saturation, it sounds like computer or shorted wires.
You don't want washed down cylinder walls, so you'd be better off disconnecting those two injectors if you have to run until diagnosed.
#3192 of 4482 Re: STUDDER, STUMBLE, STALL...DEAD... [johnny34]
Feb 16, 2006 (10:20 am)
I hope this doesn't ruin your day but ....
I have a '95 Aurora, its been in the shop for 2 weeks, Reflashed or whatever they do the first time I was in limp mode- lasted 2 weeks, another $140 tow, replaced pcm- lasted 2 hrs, back to the dealer, ordered and replaced eeprom- lasted 20 mins...GM techs in Lansing ( I think its Lansing) say " order another pcm " rebuilt one was "flaky". Install new pcm this morning- now SES light is on - no cam shaft signal- try new camshaft sensor- No-go- GM says order ignition module- $ 900 canadian - hmmmm - ordered one from the wrecker $ 200.00 if that clears it up - its going to the auction !!!! Bye Bye GM Hello Japan - enough of this garbage.
Its too bad, the Aurora is a really nice car...but like most North American consumer products, they are built to break. Ya think its because they want us to buy new ones???
How come a Japanese car can last for years and years and 100's of thousands of miles yet they are still selling cars in record numbers??