Last post on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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Oldsmobile Aurora, Sedan
#4 of 8 Re: Mutifunction switch for 1999 Olds aurora 45000 [explore2]
Jun 12, 2008 (3:37 am)
I have not had any electrical issues. Currently I am dealing with a coolant leak from the radiator. It is a tiny hole, but it does go thru coolant. I am hoping it remains strictly upkeep. The estimate I got to replace the radiatior is quite high unfortunatly.
#5 of 8 Re: Mutifunction switch for 1999 Olds aurora 45000 [explore2]
Jun 16, 2008 (8:24 am)
Re the radiator and a leak.
I've used the Dexcool only. I had about 82K on my 1998 when I got the radiator fixed. A slight crack was located under pressure at the top neck by the hose which had probably been that way for about 1.5 years because I was losing coolant very slowly. Could smell it very sporadically but could never see a leak. Crack= it wasn't the Dexcool that caused it, nor had the car ever overheated.
Radiator part $339 with $187 in labor. Good time to check the water pump, thermostat, and upper/lower radiator hoses if they are original: $246 parts and shop supplies and $170 in labor. My local mechanic is not cheap, but the car comes back fixed first time every time. No bring backs and no breakdowns on the road.
#6 of 8 low oil pressure indicator on '97 Olds Aurora
Jun 19, 2008 (11:57 am)
My Aurora, after reaching normal operating temp, begins to chime & low oil pressure light comes on at low idle, goes away as soon as I increase the rpm's to about 1,000. I've replaced the oil pressure sending unit,..this problem began right after a GM dealership removed & rebuilt the heads due to excessive oil leaks. The engine never kncks, smokes, overheats, or uses any oil. The oil remains amber colored between changes. Any suggestions?
#7 of 8 Re: low oil pressure indicator on '97 Olds Aurora [pfarney]
Jun 24, 2008 (6:23 am)
Did you replace the oil pressure sending unit AFTER you noticed the pressure issue or when you had the head work done?
#8 of 8 Re: Mutifunction switch for 1999 Olds aurora 45000 [explore2]
Aug 25, 2011 (3:28 pm)
I think this problem was solved and also documented really well with a procedure and photos at the website: http://126.96.36.199/~aghl/Aurora/index.html
The problem is caused by a small amount of grease inside the turn signal lever slowly flowing over time between the electrical contacts inside the turn signal - intermittently shorts-out the headlights or parking light switches causing them to flicker on and off.
Cheaper than buying a new Mutifunction switch is to open the existing one and just wipe away the excess grease.