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Forum: Aura General 01-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,549
Posted By Grungi
Re: Tire Recommendations?

I bought the Yokohama yk580 a year ago. I am pleased with traction and handling for wet and dry conditions. I have not driven in the snow.
Forum: Aura General 01-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,725
Posted By Grungi
Re: Replacing turn signal switch?

I replaced mine with the new part number for $25 shipping included from eBay. I had to wait for it to arrive. In the meantime, I used a finger to cancel the signal as the wheel turned back to center.
Forum: Aura General 12-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Grungi
Re: Service Traction Message

The repair is done and the car is running smooth. The parts took several days to arrive. The dealer had the car for ten days. I am ok with the length of time because I have another Saturn to drive....
Forum: Aura General 12-13-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Grungi
Re: Service Traction Message

Customer Care is going to help, 40% of the original estimate. As of the 11th, the dealer was waiting for the last parts to arrive.
Forum: Aura General 12-05-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Grungi
Re: Service Traction Message

I called the GM Customer Care number provided. After explaining the situation and providing my information, I was directed to take the car to a certified dealer based on my zip code. I found out that...
Forum: Aura General 12-05-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Grungi
Re: Service Traction Message

Thank you. I will follow up on this. I will keep you posted.
Forum: Aura General 12-04-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By Grungi
Service Traction Message

Hello Saturnfans,

I have a 2007 Aura XR with 121k miles and Service Traction message. The MIL results a repeated P0019 when cleared. The engine was idling rough up until MIL turned on. An initial...
Forum: Aura General 09-19-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,950
Posted By Grungi
Re: Remote key fob problems

I had the same problem with my fobs. I looked into the repair kit. I decided to use one of the ideas posted in the comments for the kit. I had foiled duct tape and hole punched the number of buttons...
Forum: S-Series General 02-13-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Grungi
Re: P0122 Error

No, the ECTS connector is not corroded.
Forum: S-Series General 02-11-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Grungi
P0122 Error

I have 98 SL, MT, with 297500 miles that has given the SES with code P0122. Before the SES came on, the engine ramped up to 3k rpm at the stop light. At the green light, the engine bogged down to a...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,073
Posted By Grungi
Re: Improved Gas Mileage...Wow!

After some consideration (noticing sediment collecting in the bay) and thermostat, idle pulley, tensioner, outer tie and strut replacement, I reinstalled the paper filter. After a few tanks, I saw...
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-14-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Grungi
Re: Coolant system

Thanks for the feedback. The thermostat was replaced recently. I found a leak because the hose clamp was loose. Once tightened, the level remained the same. No SES and no code. The system is due for...
Forum: Aura General 06-08-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,333
Posted By Grungi
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

Nice! My last set of Pirelli P4s on the 98 SL performed just as well. Definitely got your moneys worth!
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-07-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Grungi
Coolant system

My 98 and 99 both have rushing water sounds coming from under the dash during acceleration from 1-2 and 2-3 gear. My concerns is about the head gasket. Mostly with the 98. A recent smog test resulted...
Forum: Aura General 06-07-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,333
Posted By Grungi
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

Driving habits and tire pressure contribute to fuel consumption. Tonight's trip resulted in ~30 mpg driving 55 mph for 83% of the route. Driving 55 mph is not normal. Construction along the route...
Forum: Aura General 06-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Grungi
Re: If you could change one design element...

I am late to the conversation, but I would have split climate control, driver 1/2 seat/pedal memory, some thing different than the mirror finish around the shifter (it is blinding when the sun is...
Forum: Aura General 06-06-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,333
Posted By Grungi
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

I have a correction :(, after the water pump was replaced the mpg was 28 for one tank. Prior and since the mpg is 26 on the open highway with average speed of 48 mph per DIC with 87 oct. The...
Forum: Aura General 06-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,333
Posted By Grungi
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

I have the LS2 as well and need new tires soon due to outer shoulder wear of the front tires with ~50k miles, much less on the rears. Wondering too what would be better tire to use.

I have been...
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By Grungi
Re: Overheated

It is an XR. It was the water pump. I suspect the battery died moving the car to a safe location until the tow truck showed, not opening the car door after shutting the car off and flashers. The oil...
Forum: Aura General 05-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By Grungi
Overheated

Last night on the way to work my 07 Aura (103500 mi) overheated and a sweet smell was observed in the cabin. Liquid obseved dripping on the passenger side under the belts. Coolant reservior was...
Forum: S-Series Tech 04-04-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,073
Posted By Grungi
Re: Improved Gas Mileage...Wow!

Great job! I travel from Stockton to Vacaville regularly. My 98 SL, MT, gets 37.5 mpg with speeds between 55 mph to 70 mph. A K&N air filter and brass ECTS are installed and tire pressure set at 37...
Forum: S-Series General 04-04-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,605
Posted By Grungi
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

Replaced the belt tensioner and idle pulley bearing on the 99. Replacement was easier after replacing them same parts on the 98. Observing a 1 mpg to 1.5 mpg improvement on the highway.

This...
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,306
Views: 2,225,605
Posted By Grungi
Re: What did you do to your S-Series today...

My 98 SL turned 291k mi today. She gets 37.5 mpg and uses 1 qt of oil every two weeks. The commute is over 800 mi/wk. Temperature runs 1/4 of range.

Recently bought a new set of Michelin Destiny,...
Forum: S-Series General 03-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By Grungi
Re: high idle??? after hwy driving

If the fore mentioned test does not correct the RPMs, check the throttle valve to see if it needs to be cleaned.
Forum: S-Series General 04-15-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,418
Posted By Grungi
Re: how many miles do u have on your sohc?

I have 259500 miles on my 98 SL. Had it since 3 miles and the majority are highway miles. She gets 37.5 mpg and a half quart every 800 miles. Replaced the tires, brake pads, water pump, starter and...
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