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#425 of 474 Re: Steering adjustments and panel lighting? [georgex5]
May 17, 2006 (10:19 am)
2000? 1999 or 2001 - no Auroras were built in 2000.
Whether 1st or 2nd generation you can find Owner's Manuals at The Aurora Club of North America regarding the dimmer.
Answers for steering issue can be found there too but you may want to check the air in your tires. I run mine at 34 psi cold and the steering is a lot easier.
#426 of 474 car not starting all times
May 18, 2006 (8:16 am)
I need some advice. I have a 2001 Aurora, and the thing is sometimes it starts and sometimes it don't want to start. I keep turning, and turning. but finally after a million times turning i finally get it started. Have any suggestions?
#427 of 474 Re: car not starting all times [jwhite5]
May 18, 2006 (8:49 am)
sounds like the fuel pressure regulator
#428 of 474 Aurora Transmission Shifting
Jun 10, 2006 (5:33 pm)
My 2001 Aurora will seldom, and at random times, shift with rough jerks. To correct this, I stop, shut off the ignition, wait perhaps a minute, restart the car and all is ok. The dealer changed a part once (what one ?) but this didn't correct the situation. This happens very seldom, but is disconcerting.
#429 of 474 Re: goodbye low oil-pressure readings [blk97aurora]
Jun 20, 2006 (9:01 am)
Blk97Aurora, Glad to hear your low pressure problem is gone.
Hello everyone. My 97 Aurora's display reads "low oil pressure" along with a chime when the weather is over 85 degrees. Winter time there hasn't been a problem.
My temp gauge goes above the mid-point after driving for about 20 minutes. Then when I stop at a light I receive the low oil pressure signal.
Anyway. my question is this. I see alot of talk about the sending unit. Has any one had this problem with a consistant cure?
Another site was telling me to over fill my engine with oil and rev it while in neutral.
#430 of 474 Re: goodbye low oil-pressure readings [brassadonis]
Jun 20, 2006 (6:20 pm)
Over-filling any engine is bad advice, PERIOD. It may stop the symptom temporarily, but can cause additional problems.
How many miles on your '97? What oil viscosity are you running? GM's recommendation is 10W-30. Stay away from 5W (except maybe in cold weather). I use 15w-50 Mobil 1 in the summer to try to reduce oil consumption; as the weather cools, I switch to 10W-30.
I don't understand what you mean by, "I see alot of talk about the sending unit. Has any one had this problem with a consistant cure?"
I have been monitoring this Aurora board and another for 5-6 years, and I do not remember ever seeing a post about a failed oil pump.
Hope this helps.
#431 of 474 Oil Pan Leak
Jun 24, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I have a 1997 Aurora that needs a new oil pan. Does anyone know of a repair shop in the Dallas, TX area (Richardson)that would be fairly reasonable. The quotes I have gotten so far are anywhere from $900 to $1200. I do not have a lot of money to spend, but I am still making payments on the car and want to try to keep it. It is also making a clanking noise, maybe a belt??? Has anyone else had problems like this? Thanks for any help that you can give me!
#432 of 474 Re: Oil Pan Leak [carhamm]
Jun 24, 2006 (2:29 pm)
Why does your oil pan need to be replaced?
Belts don't usually clank.
Is the pan dented so that the crankshaft is hitting it? That would clank.
#433 of 474 Re: Oil Pan Leak [blk97aurora]
Jun 24, 2006 (3:51 pm)
Les--Apparently, from what I have been told, there is a crack in the oil pan. I am wondering if it could just be welded or something, but three different places have told me the whole pan needs to be replaced. It drips continuously. Maybe the crankshaft is hitting the pan. It just started making that noise, and I'm afraid to drive it. It is actually my 19-year-old son's car. I am a single mom just trying to keep that car for a while until I can figure something else out. He has a job and is going to school, and we are down to one car now, mine! Do you think it is worth getting fixed? I have already had to have the transmission replaced and recently, the water pump. It is very expensive to get the car fixed, but I don't really think I can afford another car payment!
#434 of 474 Re: goodbye low oil-pressure readings [blk97aurora]
Jun 26, 2006 (11:46 am)
ok, I was calling it unit but in your post you use the term switch.
I use 10W-30 Synthetic blend from my service shop.
My car has 120,000 miles.
Sseveral post recommended the Oil Pressure sending switch be replaced for a Low Oil Pressure warning. Stating that the car was fine but possbile the switch had went bad.
blk97aurora, "Oldsmobile Aurora: Care & Maintenance" #421, 2 May 2006 10:26 am
Your post said the switch looks like a roll of quarters. so did that solve the problem of the low oil pressure warnings
"My 97 Aurora's display reads "low oil pressure" along with a chime when the weather is over 75/85 degrees. Winter time there hasn't been a problem.
My temp gauge goes above the mid-point after driving for about 20 minutes. Then when I stop at a light I receive the low oil pressure signal."