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Oldsmobile Aurora Problems

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Most Common Oldsmobile Aurora Problems

The head light switch may fail causing erratic head light operation.
A failing crankshaft position sensor may cause the engine to stall intermittently.
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.
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0 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Brakes Problems

5 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Drive Train Problems

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 contr...
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 ...
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 com...

4 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Electrical & Lights Problems

The head light switch may fail causing erratic head light operation.
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 th...
If the ABS light on the instrument panel illuminates, our technicians recommend checking the brake lamps first. It could indicate that a brake light is not working or has burned out.

12 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Engine Problems

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

3 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 Mot...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

2 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians recommend a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

1 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Maintenance Problem

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

0 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Miscellaneous Problems

3 Known Oldsmobile Aurora Suspension & Steering Problems

The intermediate steering shaft may cause a clunking noise when turning and require replacement.
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.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

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Known Oldsmobile Aurora Problems & Complaints

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.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.
The head light switch may fail causing erratic head light operation.
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 th...
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 contr...
The intermediate steering shaft may cause a clunking noise when turning and require replacement.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians recommend a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 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.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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 Mot...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
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