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#3651 of 4484 IS ALL HOPE LOST FOR MY BABY???!!!???
Dec 12, 2006 (4:28 pm)
This past February, right after turning 18, I bought my very first car, 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora Lt. Blue Dk. Blue Leather Interior and get this 52,000 miles...I know can u believe it. I searched out this car and was estatic to finally have it and *doon doon doon* everything started to go downhill.
I had both upper and lower radiator hoses replaced, thermostat replaced, all 3 or 4 oxygen sensors replaced, heater/heated coil hoses replaced and after all that my car is still running at an average of 225-250 degrees. I can not get rid of this pesky anti-freeze leak and if my car starts smoking again I think I may give it a reason to be smoking ;-(
Can anyone offer any advice to what may be wrong with it...after replacing all those things?? Other thing is I absolutely love my car driving down the street I can spot it 3 miles away from the front, back, and sides I can't fathom me selling it but as a broke college student with a not so rich mom I don't know if I can afford it. Should I sell it now before the time comes that I may experience the more drastic and expensive stuff that has been posted???
Signed "Don't Wanna Let My Baby Go" aka Jazmine
#3652 of 4484 IS ALL HOPE LOST FOR MY BABY???!!!??? PT. 2
Dec 12, 2006 (4:35 pm)
I also have the problem with the service light coming on every "45 seconds" but it's really like every week.
Signed "Dont Wanna Let My Baby Go" aka Jazmine
#3653 of 4484 Re: 2001 Aurora just died when driving! [pshade]
Dec 13, 2006 (3:38 pm)
We have been plagued with this problem since we purchased our 2001 Aurora two years ago. The car was beautiful sitting on the lot but it has been one thing after another since we got it. We've replaced the compressor, fuel pump and another part that was causing the car to sputter. None of these repairs have fixed the dying out problem. We're convinced that this is a manufacturing problem that went undetected. This car is no longer being made and they wonder why American car companies have lost their marketshare.
#3654 of 4484 Re: IS ALL HOPE LOST FOR MY BABY???!!!??? PT. 2 [jazwashington]
Dec 13, 2006 (8:25 pm)
I know how you feel. I feel your pain. But, all relationships must sooner or later come to an end. I think its time to sell.
I have only 116k on my 1995, and I am thinking of letting it go. I really don't want to sell it because once its gone, there will be no other Auroras in my future. A unique creation that will soon only exist in the history books.
Welcome to the Hotel Aurora, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. . . .
#3655 of 4484 Service Engine light
Dec 14, 2006 (8:00 am)
My Service Engine light would stay on for 3 to 7 days at a time. I replaced my Pressure Sending Unit which I found out was leaking. My Service Engine light has only came on once since the replacement. THe light came on when I was low on gas and put Sunco gas in. When I filled back up with Exxon/Mobil gas it immediately went off.
Just thought I share my Experience with the Warning light
#3656 of 4484 Re: when turn key on nothing happens Car WONT Start [pegasusthunder]
Dec 14, 2006 (4:43 pm)
I have a 1995 Olds Aurora as well and I have the same security problem. My key started not working all the time (the security light would come on) and the car wouldnt start right away all the time. I recently had a new key made that worked right away but now I am having the same problems with the security light coming on and my car wont start. Do you know if there is any way I can bypass the security system myself or am I going to have to take it to a GM Dealer and see if they can do it if they will.
Please Help Me
#3657 of 4484 Re: when turn key on nothing happens Car WONT Start [codered1]
Dec 14, 2006 (5:05 pm)
http://www.12vp.com/info_resistors.htm">one VATS info link
I don't know which VATS system you have...
http://vats.likeabigdog.com">A better VATS info link
I don't know if the Aurora system is like the Buick system but the security comes on when the right key is put in and then should go out if it reads the correct resistance. If it doesn't read the right resistance it flashes and won't let the car try to read another key for 3 minutes. This delays someone from using varying resistances in duplicate keys or a box because each wrong try requires 3-4 minutes.
I really helps to have a factory service manual for your specific car (Helminc.com) because it shows location. The G-shopmanuals are 1/2 price until Dec 30. Aurora manual
I like the bigdog link for my car using the connection on the right side of the dash instead of working with two fine wires at a connector at the base of the steering column (working upside down).
#3658 of 4484 1995 aurora factory manual for sale
Dec 18, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I have a 1995 olds aurora factory manual for sale its a 2 book set any one interested e-mail me back
#3659 of 4484 Re: 1995 aurora factory manual for sale [fernie]
Dec 18, 2006 (2:45 pm)
What is your email address?
#3660 of 4484 HVAC Steering Controls & Battery Voltage ?
Dec 19, 2006 (6:22 am)
Picked up a 99 yesterday with 117k on the clock. Needed a roomy daily driver with front wheel drive to get through the snow. Car is in good shape and appears to be well maintained. I noticed the controls on the steering wheel do not operate the temp or fan speed. The radio controls are irrelevant since there's a aftermarket radio. Not sure if this is normal but computer also indicated 15 volts while driving. Is this normal ? Seems kind of high to me. I'm concerned the battery may be weak and I don't want to burn out the alternator.