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Forum: Aura General 04-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,818
Posted By circlotron
Re: New intermittent wiper/washer issue

I see similar issues where the intermittent wipers won't work until I switch on the slow speed wipers. A friend at work with an Aura has seen the same problem. I suspect a firmware bug.
Forum: Aura General 10-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By circlotron
Re: steering issue

Could you be feeling a bad intermediate shaft? A lot of us have had intermediate shafts lubed or replaced under warranty. This has been a common problem with a number of different GM vehicles for...
Forum: Aura General 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By circlotron
Re: Anyone need a set of Wheels for an Aura

I've got a set (4) of stock Aura 18" rims and tires with about 5000 miles on the them. The rims are like new. Make me an offer. (West Michigan)
Forum: Aura General 08-09-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,051
Posted By circlotron
Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft replaced, again.

I recently had the intermediate shaft replaced under warranty on my 2007 Aura. The dealer told me that the approved repair procedure is to first lube the intermediate shaft. If the shaft starts to...
Forum: Aura General 04-11-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Posted By circlotron
Re: Well this sucks

My now closed Saturn dealer charged me about $20 for a bottle of touch-up paint...
Forum: Aura General 03-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By circlotron
Re: Spongy Steering

To UForgotten - The vibration when turning the wheel you describe sounds like the intermediate steering shaft. The shaft can be lubricated or replaced if lubrication doesn't fix it. I just had mine...
Forum: Aura General 12-05-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,345
Posted By circlotron
Re: How Old Are You? And whats Your(brief) car History

Age 48

1977 1/2 Buick LeSabre V6 (dreadful vehicle, engine never ran well, stalled frequently, 0-60 in 21 seconds...)
1987 Ford Taurus (decent vehicle) +120k miles
1994 Ford Taurus (also decent...
Forum: Aura General 11-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By circlotron
Re: Traction Control Prob

When my 2007 XR started having traction control problems my dealer couldn't find anything either. The solution was to give me a data recorder that sat in the cup holder and plugged into the...
Forum: Aura General 09-05-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,309
Posted By circlotron
Re: Cabin air filter is possible!

I spent some time looking at filters on the Wix website. The filter for the Chevy Cobalt (Wix 24882) is 9.75" x 8.5". Do you think that would work?
Forum: Aura General 06-14-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 67,050
Posted By circlotron
Re: "Service Traction" - "Service ESC" comes up

I just had a MAP sensor replaced for this fault. The "Service Traction/Service ESC" would occur and then clear on the next ignition cycle. The engine control computer was replaced last year for the...
Forum: Aura General 02-28-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,234
Posted By circlotron
Re: Disable Aura DRL's?

A lot of non-hybrid cars have LED tail lights too. LEDs have a number of advantages:

LEDs don't typically burn out (lower warranty costs)
They draw less current allowing the use of smaller and...
Forum: Aura General 02-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,219
Posted By circlotron
Re: So.. what tires are folks switching to?

I should have mentioned that I needed to change wheels as the WR G2 tires aren't available in 18 inch. I've got 17" Borbet CA wheels. My local tire dealer is a Tire Rack affiliate and got the wheels...
Forum: Aura General 02-01-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,219
Posted By circlotron
Re: So.. what tires are folks switching to?

I put Nokian WR G2 tires on my XR. They're a winter optimized all season.
Forum: Aura General 11-30-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,766
Posted By circlotron
Re: Electrical / Computer problems?

I had multiple Service Traction errors happen about a month ago. My dealer fixed the car by replacing the engine control module (ECU).

In my case the ECU had logged multiple faults. The mechanic...
Forum: Aura General 10-05-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By circlotron
Re: winter tires for the aura xe

This is the review:
Forum: Aura General 10-05-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By circlotron
Re: winter tires for the aura xe

I remember reading some reviews that said the Blizzak's would initially outperform the Hakkapeliitta's but that the soft outer layer on the Blizzaks wore off very quickly. Once the Blizzak's soft...
Forum: Aura General 10-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By circlotron
Re: winter tires for the aura xe

Nokian Hakkapeliitta RSi

I had the previous model (Hakkapeliitta Q) on my Passat and they were excellent on snow and ice. They held up well too.
Forum: Aura General 10-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By circlotron
Re: Verizon Phones & Saturn MP3 Audio

You didn't mention the model of your phone. My Motorola phone uses a non-standard miniature phono plug. The plug has an extra ring (for use with the microphone on a headset). A standard phone plug...
Forum: Aura General 09-08-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By circlotron
Re: Looking for Aura Steelies/Hubcabs

I've seen a 2007 XE with what I'm pretty sure were factory steel wheels and plastic wheel covers. They looked good - fooled me at first.

By the way, I'm still looking for someone to swap my stock...
Forum: Aura General 08-26-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By circlotron
Re: Anyone interested in an Aura wheel swap?

I was planning to replace the tires with Nokian WR P235/55R17 to get back to the original XR diameter. The higher profile 55 series tires should be better in the snow as well as riding a bit better.
Forum: Aura General 08-24-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By circlotron
Anyone interested in an Aura wheel swap?

Since there isn't an Aura classifieds section I guess I'll have to post this here.

Is anyone in the West Michigan area interested in trading their factory XE 17" machined alloy wheels&tires +$200...
Forum: Aura General 06-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By circlotron
Re: Question for XE ownwers...

What would be a fair price for an Aura 17" to 18" wheel swap?
Forum: Aura General 06-18-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By circlotron
Re: rim and tires questions... (xr) says that the tire size for an XR with 20" wheels is 245/35-20.
Forum: Aura General 05-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By circlotron
Re: Trunk Lid Opening

The trunk on my Passat worked this way. It had the same compound link trunk hinge design as the Aura. I think having the trunk stay closed when unlocked is a good design tradeoff compared to losing...
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