1996 Oldsmobile Aurora Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.

The radiator may leak from the plastic side tank area. The coolant loss could cause the engine to overheat. Our technicians warn that overheating these engines can lead to head gasket failure.

It is common for the sending unit to read the fuel level incorrectly. This is due to a defective module. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump and sending unit replaced because the module is currently not offered separately from the pump and sending unit.

The head light switch may fail causing erratic head light operation.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

A failing crankshaft position sensor may cause the engine to stall intermittently.

Overheating of the engine may cause the cylinder head to expand, severely straining the head bolts and damaging the threads in the engine block. This commonly results in a blown head gasket. Our technicians tell us the engine block threads must be repaired before the cylinder head is reinstalled.

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.