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#445 of 474 Please help with 97 Aurora battery
Oct 01, 2006 (11:40 am)
I bought this 97 Aurora about 2 months ago. It was running
fine until yesterday, when i switched on songs and kept cleaning my car. The battery went down. Jumpstart worked but
for replacement i am not able to find the 76 series battery.
Which battery can i buy to replace this one. All this is
very much new to me. Somebody please help me with this. I have
seen messages from 97blkaurora but i am not able to understand which battery was used. Please explain me clearly. I would be very much thankfull.
#446 of 474 Re: Please help with 97 Aurora battery [rajsekhar]
Oct 09, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Group 76 batteries are no longer made by anyone I could find. I replaced my Aurora battery with ACDelco 79-72 ($110 plus core plus tx at PepBoys). It is one inch shorter than the 76. Battery and cables fit fine but the original vent tubing is too long. I have ordered vent tube for '98-'99 Aurora which came with group 79 battery.
Whatever you buy, be sure the battery is vented (or doesn't need venting like the Optima).
Hope this helps.
#447 of 474 Re: Please help with 97 Aurora battery [blk97aurora]
Oct 09, 2006 (5:40 pm)
Thanks Les, that surely helps me......
#448 of 474 Just an FYI re: batteries
Oct 11, 2006 (4:14 am)
Most third-party batteries aren't made for/don't fit in the Classic. Your best bet is to go to a Buick dealer (where I got mine when it died in 2002)... since the Riviera used a similar battery.
List price was $129 in August/September of 2002, I think I paid $114. As long as my battery shows no sign of decline this winter, I will not replace it until next fall...
#449 of 474 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Spark Plug Change
Nov 26, 2006 (11:41 am)
I would like to change the spark plugs on my 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 litre gas engine. How do I go about it? I can't seem to locate the spark plugs.
#450 of 474 Re: 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora Spark Plug Change [ronlippa]
Jan 14, 2007 (1:29 pm)
The spark plugs are right in the top of the cam covers. But there are no wires to them because the car uses coil-on-plug ignition. You'll have to remove the coil pack from each cam cover to reveal the spark plugs. I'd post a link to the aurora club of north america where there's a writeup of the swap, but I'm sure my reply would just get deleted, as Edmund's frowns on that.
#451 of 474 Function of camshaft sensor?
Feb 08, 2007 (8:38 am)
The camshaft sensor on my 2000 or 2001 Aurora started acting up, causing unreliable starting. An auto mechanic removed the sensor and found a small metal chip on the face of it. A new sensor was installed and car operation returned to normal.
My first question is: Where did that metal chip probably come from and what, if anything does it mean? Is there a big problem lurking ahead?
Second, unrelated (I think) question: A lot of grease was found under the car near the right front wheel. It was on the framework and nearby items. If this grease came from the car, what is the most likely source? The mechanic removed most of this grease. I will return to the mechanic in a day or two and we will see whether more grease shows up, and if it does, try to find the source.
Thanks for any info on these items.
#452 of 474 '97 Aurora Stock Wheels MUST SELL
Feb 18, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I bought my 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora about a year ago. I recently sold it and now I am stuck with the stock wheels. They are in great shape and I must get these things out of my barn!
Name YOUR price!
Please email me and let me know if you are interested.
#453 of 474 How to remove coolant cap?
Mar 11, 2007 (9:05 am)
My Aurora says it is low on coolant. I can turn the coolant cap about a quarter turn and then it seems to grab or bind. Is it okay to force it open from there, or is there some trick?
#454 of 474 Re: How to remove coolant cap? [georgex5]
Mar 27, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Press down on it as you turn.