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I have to run the AC to prevent stalling.
The only thing to say here is to suggest you get the fuel leak fixed before you do anything. No other problems can be looked at till the fuel leak is identified and fixed. I would recommend having a mechanic,...
Car dies quickly or won't turn on
You likely have a fuel pressure issue. Diagnostics will be required for this vehicle. The Aurora has a Cadillac engine with standard GM electronics. With the proper tools, a technician can pinpoint the cause of the stalling issue and get...
Window controls not working
If the windows works from the driver's window master switch but not at each door, then the problem is in the drivers door switch. If the problem consists of all the switches not working to operate the windows, then it...
Won't start but all lights and radio work
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would start with testing your battery with a multi meter. Even though your lights and radio are working, your battery may still not have enough voltage to start the car. Good batteries hold a...
I need the diagram instructions to replace the ignition switch
Hi, thanks for writing in. The best way to get a wiring diagram for your vehicle is to use a Chilton book, a factory service manual for the particular wiring diagram that you are looking for. As far as instructions...
how difficult is it to replace from struts and rear shocks in my oldsmobile aurora 4.0 ?
Hey there. If you're using one of those "quick strut" complete assemblies for the front, then you don't need anything special, although an impact gun and/or ratchet is helpful. Rear shocks are just as straight forward. If you would like...
Warning lights come on while driving
Hello. It is possible that the oil pump is faulty causing low oil pressure. This may prevent the engine from working properly. It is also possible that the head gasket has failed or an internal engine component has failed (burned...
Car has popping sound
Hello. It sounds like the intake manifold may have a crack in it or that the intake manifold gasket is starting to fail. There are tests that can be done to check the intake for leaks. The best type of...
Transmission fluid coming up into water overflow
Hello. The transmission cooler tank may be leaking, causing water to get into the overflow. It is possible that the radiator you just replaced as a leak may need to be replaced again. If the transmission fluid is low, this...
Car gets hot, shoots coolant and overheats
Hello. It sounds like your head gasket may be leaking causing your car to overheat. There also could be a lower intake leak causing the car to overheat. I would suggest having the head gasket and coolant system tested for...
When headlights are on, dash and tail lights go out
Hello. Most of the time, this means that you have a bad instrument cluster. The instrument cluster has a circuit board attached to it, and a lot of times, the circuit goes bad on the board. In some rare cases,...
Short in car's wiring.
It sounds like a wiring issue if you have to position them a certain way. It could be a short to ground, short to positive, or shorted circuit. Electrical issues are difficult to pinpoint, I suggest having a qualified technician...
Connect battery up to car, car then tries to start by its self without key in ignition. What can be problem
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Oldsmobile Aurora. A bad starter solenoid could make the starter run, but would not activate the ignition switch, so the engine could crank but not run on its own. I would recommend testing...
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, and I was wandering how hard is it to replace a exhaust manifold gasket ?
Hi. The exhaust manifold gasket can be a tricky job to do because the exhaust manifold bolts and studs break. If you do not have the right tools it is very hard to get the broken studs out of the...
Anti-theft system keeping car from starting
It sounds like the ignition key or the door lock switches are not working correctly. Try and unlock the vehicle from the passenger side and see if the alarm disables. If it does, then the drivers door lock cylinder is...
Possible oil leak and doesn't seem to be getting enough gas
Hi! That's quite an assortment of things going on with your Aurora. It's sounds like the main issue involves the car not running well and not moving. When it starts and runs but won't move when you put it in...
Screeching metal sound
The power steering fluid you keep adding has to be going somewhere and it most likely leaking from one or more places. Typically the power steering pump, high pressure line and power rack and pinion are common failure items. Have...
Passenger's side rear window doesn't work on a 2001 Old Aurora
You hear the noise, that generally means that the motor is still good. So, you probably need a window regulator assembly. Take it apart. I've got a video "how to repair a broken power window" so watch that. They are...

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