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Forum: Aura General 10-25-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 32,466
Posted By Ray M
Re: Remote key fob problems

My FOB broke again unable to fix it this time, less than $10 on ebay but the dealer wants $50 to program it:hothead:. Having too many problems with a 3 year old car, broken washer nozzles another...
Forum: Aura General 03-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,797
Posted By Ray M
Re: Transmission Service and Oil Change

I have been changing my oil every 5000 miles for the last 30 years with no ill effects, cars usualy last 5 years/200K before I trade, had not had one with oil related problems. Now I use the OLM and...
Forum: Aura General 03-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,261
Posted By Ray M
Re: Very Frustrated With Wiper Blades

My problem is not which brand to use but finding a brand that fits the 2008 Aura, the neoform blades are the only ones that will fit on the arm. The Rain-X ones does not fit.
Most part guides list...
Forum: Aura General 02-03-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,261
Posted By Ray M
Re: Very Frustrated With Wiper Blades

I used Neoform 162415 $20.60 and Neoform 162115 $19.51
from Advance Auto parts, they are working fine for me. I have not noticed any skipping even at 80MPH.
Forum: Aura General 01-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,125
Posted By Ray M
Re: How many miles before oil changes?

Around here all Autoparts dealers/stores including Wal-Mart wiil take the use oil. If the sell the new oil they take the used.
Forum: Aura General 01-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,125
Posted By Ray M
Re: How many miles before oil changes?

I change when the DIC comes up with an oil change warning (it starts warning at 5%)
Any oil that meets the GM 6094M standard API grade 5W-30.
On my car with my normal driving every 7500-8000...
Forum: Aura General 12-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,151
Posted By Ray M
Re: Service traction?!?! help

From the EPA website "For 1995 and newer model year vehicles, emission control and emission related parts are warranted for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of vehicle use. Specified major...
Forum: Aura General 12-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ray M
Re: Upgrade to XM

For used car buyers last summer XM offered a 3 month free trail to XM all I needed was the radio number (channel 1 on the XM dial) and call or go online to XM. Also you can get a free 3 month trial...
Forum: Aura General 11-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ray M
Re: Has anyone put this bra on their AURA?

I don't think my car needs a bra, I drive on gravel roads but I don't see front end damage. Besides my car is young and perky so no extra support is needed.
Forum: Aura General 11-20-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ray M
Re: hard to move on...

sounds like a good car to me 18000 miles is nothing to worry about. For the warranty check the inservice date for the car to determine when the warranty actualy starts and ends, and you still have...
Forum: Aura General 11-17-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,452
Posted By Ray M
Re: noisy steering

They replaced the ISS 3-4 months ago, this is a different problem.
I have decided to live with it since the car now has 40,000 plus miles on it. I'll fix it when/if it breaks. I also decided to try...
Forum: Aura General 11-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By Ray M
Re: Oil change interval

They do change the OLM settings to customize for different engines. So two vehicles with different engines (4cyl vs, 6cyl) would get a different Oil life even with the exact same driving.
The OLM is...
Forum: Aura General 11-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By Ray M
Re: Oil change interval

On my first oil change I would not go over 1000 miles, I change mine when the oil change warning comes on (5%) usualy 7500-8000 miles.
I had my oil analyzed after 7500 miles (castrol synthetic...
Forum: Aura General 11-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By Ray M
Re: center console thang

How do you remove the cupholder? mine needs a good cleaning.
Forum: Aura General 10-28-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,121
Posted By Ray M
Re: 07 Aura factory tire pressure

All of my tires was nitrogen filled at one time but over time and topping off with air, and two flats I know the two tires that had flats now are air filled and the other two have had air added so I...
Forum: Aura General 10-27-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,121
Posted By Ray M
Re: 07 Aura factory tire pressure

are you talking cold pressure of 35-36 PSI, I see a 4 PSI difference between cold and warm tires. My tire pressure cold (50F) reads 32PSI but after 10 miles on the highway they are at 36PSI. I also...
Forum: Aura General 10-21-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,452
Posted By Ray M
Re: noisy steering

The problem is not a clunk but a grinding sound and feel, I have already had the car to the dealer for the intemidiate steering shaft replacement (the clunking sound), so this is a different problem....
Forum: Aura General 10-21-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,452
Posted By Ray M
Re: noisy steering

I am begining to have serious doubts that this car will make it for my normal 6year 175,000 plus miles without expensive repairs. My last 4 cars have made 6years 175K+ with less than $1000 in total...
Forum: Aura General 10-20-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,452
Posted By Ray M
noisy steering

I am getting a grinding sound and feel from the steering column when making turns. I checked the powersteering fluid and it is OK. I have had the car to the dealer for the intemidiate steering link...
Forum: Aura General 10-20-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,323
Posted By Ray M
Re: Inside door handle's plastic flaking off

mine is doing that, it's like a thin rubber coating coming loose.
With 38000 miles on mine I am not going to the dealer about. For no more miles than the aura has it sure has enough issues. I don't...
Forum: Aura General 10-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,196
Posted By Ray M
Re: Onstar to Bluetooth

I checked the Costartech website, no mention of a 2008 saturn aura, so I emailed and they said Yes it would work. $279 to get a feature to work like it should have all along. I am holding off since I...
Forum: Aura General 10-09-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,196
Posted By Ray M
Onstar to Bluetooth

Is there a way to get a bluetooth phone to connect to the cars onstar system in order to use the hands free features. Without active onstar the system is essentialy junk:cry:. My son-in-laws Ford...
Forum: Aura General 09-25-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,192
Posted By Ray M
Re: Real World AURA MPG

My Aura has an average of 27MPG, using actual fuel consumption divided by miles driven, the DIC average for the same driving is 27.75MPG, I have about 10000 miles of keeping track of both.

The...
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