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Oldsmobile Aurora

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  • aurora5000aurora5000 Posts: 168
    Garnes states: When you do this power down, and start it up for the first time, tell me if the flipping AC comes on - that's kind of weird.

    I did the overnight powerdown and powered back up. The A/C came on along with throwing the air path selection and fan motor speed into the Automatic mode.
    You were correct in the answer of having to put in correct date in DIC. It kept all other data except it reset the gallons of fuel used, the elapsed time clock and the mileage average of gas per gallon...
    I was also concerned it would reset the 2 Seat positions but it did not, however I think it did reset the outside mirror positions for the 2 seat positions. Also it DID NOT reset the Bose sound system as all sound system presets remained.
  • garnesgarnes Posts: 950
    Henry - no violation. It is after all an "Aurora" powered by the "Northstar", so all discussions of travel through time and space should be in-bounds. It's a special car.

    Deaven - rock on. I too am interested in your maintenance. Has the car been pretty much solid?

    Gisom - When the scanner gave you those messages, did you have the "service engine soon light", or did you in fact have these issues without being warned by the light?

    Fjk - thanks for the figuring it all out. Sounds like daeven is well on his way toward realizing that "extra" second.

    Rjs - thanks for the K&N source again.
  • garnesgarnes Posts: 950
    Aurora 5000 - glad it all worked out.
  • HenryHenry Posts: 1,106
    "It also told me about . . . a torque convertor clutch error." I had this issue on my 95. This was the tranny problem that costs my warranty company over $5,000 to fix and diagnose. If you start gettng a check engine light under hard acceleration we need to talk. I can probably save you a lot of time and money. However, if you want to take the SHOP KING title, this could do it for you. What was the error code number(s) that appeared on the scanner?

    Henri
  • gisomgisom Posts: 144
    When I hooked up the scanner, the codes were under history codes which mean they were stored in the computer already. The code numbers were 39 for the torque convertor and 56 for the input speed circuit problem. I kept the scanner hooked up while driving until the check engine light came on and then I hit the monitor button on it and it gave me a current code of 56 for the input speed circuit problem. I originally bought the scanner because my abs and traction lights stay on all the time and the techs were just guessing why that was. At one time while idling the traction light would light up while I hear this buzzing sound and then go out but as I start driving the car the abs and traction lights would come on. Now they come on instantly and stay on, so I bought the scanner to try and figure out why.
    My service light seems to come on at different times like just coming off the expressway and dropping down to 35 to 40 mph.
  • gisom- May sound trivial but double check the two abs fuses in the box in the front right corner under the hood (there is also another smaller one in the left side of the IP). I had the same thing happen with both lights going on after I caused a short messing with the giant jumper block on the firewall. In my case it was the big 30A fuse. All is well now.
  • cehsr8033cehsr8033 Posts: 11
    Has anyone experienced a "pop" when turning the wheel on a 2001 Aurora? This is a semi-recent sound and feel that transmits thru the steering wheel. I have about 13000 on my 4.0 and it is irritating to say the least as it is quite audible and it can be felt. Any info will help as my car is going back to the dealer for a repair to the "rainsense" monitor on windshield--seems the windshield was replaced and the installer put the sensing device back on with mirror glue--obscuring the device that "sees" the moisture on the windshield. Thanks for any info.
  • realyecatrealyecat Posts: 29
    All base models:
    2002 Aurora 3.5L, $25300 after all rebates and loyalty certificate, 5-year warranty;
    2003 Infiniti G35 w/leather, $26950, 4-year warranty;
    2002 Maxima GLE plus 4 splash guards, $23500, 3-year warranty.

    All things considered, which one is the best deal?

    Thanks in advance.
  • musclecar97musclecar97 Posts: 111
    Gotta get the Maxima, especially if they're throwing in free mudflaps!
  • realyecatrealyecat Posts: 29
    I love Aurora's styling very much, and the price I got is about $6500 off MSRP, hard to pass by.
    Quality concern weighs though.

    On the other hand, I have been very excited for the G35 for QUITE some time and I expect the resale value to be very good.

    Maxima GLE, much improved, leather, xenon lights and bose, etc. all standard, AND, WIFE find it ridiculous to spend more than $24000 for a car primarily for commute!

    Now you know why I have a headache.

    Thank you. Keep on the good job of giving me more reasons!
  • hardestyhardesty Posts: 166
    There is a service bulletin out on this. Seems that some cars were built with less that enough grease in part of the steering gear. There is a special kit that has everything needed to perform the fix. Let the dealer know and they should be able to have the kit ready. Not sure of the bulletin number, will keep looking for data.
  • realyecatrealyecat Posts: 29
    I love Aurora's styling very much, and the price I got is about $6500 off MSRP, hard to pass by.
    Quality concern weighs though.

    On the other hand, I have been very excited for the G35 for QUITE some time and I expect the resale value to be very good.

    Maxima GLE, much improved, leather, xenon lights and bose, etc. all standard, AND, WIFE find it ridiculous to spend more than $24000 for a car primarily for commute!

    Now you know why I have a headache.

    Thank you. Keep on the good job of giving me more reasons!
  • cehsr8033cehsr8033 Posts: 11
    Hey, thanks for the info, I will give the dealer a call on monday and have him look up before I take the car to him. I appreciate you communication.
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 853
    I can feel your dilemma. I am also looking for a new car. My list includes the Olds Aurora, Toyota Camry, Infiniti, Lexus ES300, and the Acura TL. At the top of my priority list for a new car is dependability. This is why the Aurora is a definite question-mark. I qualify for the employee discount and the warranty on it is good but I still do not want to spend my time back and forth to the dealership shop. I do like the looks of the Aurora and it certainly qualifys as an entry level luxury vehicle.
    I am not familiar with the Infiniti G35 but will need to research it. I prefer FWD. It seems like everyone is excited about the G35.
    The new Accord comes out in the fall and a new TL comes out for 2004. There are a lot of choices. I am in no hurry so I can afford to wait a while. For you I think the Infiniti I35 is better than the Maxima. It gives you a better warranty and much better dealer service, but they run about 29K. There are a few I 30s out there but you had better hurry on them. They are basically the same as the I35 but with the 3.0 engine instead of 3.5.
    You said you are getting $6500 off of the MSRP on the Aurora but what is the MSRP?
    I hope some of this helps but there just is no easy solution. Try out the TL too. There are a few 2002s left because the 2003s are out now. The 2002(non-type S) should run about 27,500.
  • realyecatrealyecat Posts: 29
    is close to $31500.
    BTW, I dislike any Honda products. They look bad and lack personality IMO.
    I can get the I35 w/sunroof for $27700 but it is still $4200 more than the offer I got for the Maxima GLE, which is basically the same car.

    G35 is a great great car, but it's small in size and seriously lack usable trunk space.
  • fredvhfredvh Posts: 853
    Boy, that is a great price on the I35. I show that to be less than invoice. For that price, even though the Maxima is $4200 less, I would get the I35. As I stated before, you get the better warranty and better dealership experience. Good luck on your decision. What is wrong with Honda vehicles other than style?
  • HenryHenry Posts: 1,106
    I have always wondered what a guy would feel like if his car cut off and stranded him underneath the Hudson River, at the bottom of the Holland Tunnel.
  • HenryHenry Posts: 1,106
    Today I found out!
  • musclecar97musclecar97 Posts: 111
    I was just being sarcastic on the Maxima and the mudflaps, actually the Maxima is a nice car. I had one a number of years ago and was quite happy with it. The one thing I would consider is the Aurora has a timing chain vs. a belt on the Maxima which needs changed (for a lot of $ every 60,000miles). I don't know if the extra 2 years of warranty on the Aurora is worth the $2000 price diff. for what you'll be using the car for. The Aurora is a larger car with many more features. I got mine after a lot of research and having fallen in love with the 95-99 body style. I don't think you can go wrong either way, except when it comes time to get a new car, I doubt if a 3.5 Aurora will have much resell value in 5 years.
  • musclecar97musclecar97 Posts: 111
    Henri - Been down in that tunnel and can't imagine being stuck in there. Think its time you up-grade to a 98 or 99.
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