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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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How much to replace engine for 2001 oldsmobile aurora
Hi there: Replacing an engine is not as easy as it used to be due to the multiple electrical sensors and components that frequently don't align perfectly after the engine swap. In regards to cost of the engine and replacement;...
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My 2001 Aurora won't start or turn over at all. All lights headlights come on so it can't be a dead battery. What is it?
The engine immobilizer (security) system is probably active, possibly due to a defective chip key. Once the immobilizer system is "on" you won't be able to start the car. A reported temporary fix is to insert the ignition key and...
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Coolant seems to disappear
If this "just started", it may be that there was trapped air in the system, since you did the water pump replacement, and so all you are doing is providing make up coolant at the moment. But, if the coolant...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora window problems
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The systems that are being effected have one thing in common, which is they are all powered through the main drivers switch. These wires are all then sent through the elbow in the door...
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car overheating 225
Normal engine operating temperature is up to 225 degrees. As long as you are not over that value, the engine is not overheating. Intermittent cabin heat means there is an obstruction in the coolant flow and that obstruction can be...
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Car started shaking won't start engine light keeps flashing
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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My rear passenger tire blew out earlier today and tore off some wiring under the car. Replaced wiring but no fuel goes to engine?
To determine if the fuel pump is disconnected, turn the key to the "on" (not start) position and listen for the in tank fuel pump momentarily running (the pump should make a brief "whirring" noise and then stop). If you...
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1996 Olds Aurora OBDII P0603 PCM keep alive memory, car is in limp mode and running like it's off timing
Correct the ground connection first, in case that problem is a cause of the trouble code. P0603 does represent an electrical system fault. In practice, this particular fault might be found as battery terminal corrosion or loose connections, Keep Alive...
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I got a p0340 code stored an pending
Hi There, Diagnostic code P0340 relates to the camshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers and sends information about the car’s camshaft...
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wipers don't respond to my commands. goes on highest speed and doesn't stop unless fuse is out
Hello, thank you for writing in. The issue is very likely a fault with the wiper switch. While there can be some electrical testing done to verify this, the switches are known to go bad after being used for that...
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My car started to overheat and the antifreeze started coming out of the top. Upon getting home I added more antifreeze for it just
Hi Luke. Thanks for contacting us today. The belt is likely the serpentine belt, which powers the water pump among other systems on your car. It's more than likely that the belt breaking caused the water pump to fail, and...
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Thank you Tim for your input..It actually is not the serpentine belt as it is on the other side of the car right next to the engin
Hi Luke. Thanks for the reply. If I'm understanding you correctly, the other belt (which I believe is on the driver side of the engine, near the front) is referred to as the accessory belt. This belt is the one...
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i have a 96 olds aurora and the car only have 59000 miles. When i start the car whe its cold the rpm jumpsup and down and stalls
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as...

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