Oldsmobile Aurora Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 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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Known Problems

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

Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.
The intermediate steering shaft may cause a clunking noise when turning and require replacement.

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

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.

Water may be drawn into the secondary air injection (AIR) pump causing the pump to fail and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from General Motors to relocate the air intake for the pump which should prevent future damage from water intrusion.

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

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check Engine Light may or may not 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.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.

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

To avoid illumination of the Check Engine Light due to random misfires, our technicians recommend replacing the spark plugs and wires at 80,000 miles instead of the GM recommendation of 100,000 miles.

A worn bushing in the transmission could cause a transmission fluid leak from the axle seal on the right side. To fix this problem, the transmission must be overhauled or disassembled to replace the worn bushing.