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Forum: Aura General 06-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: track times

drag racing in a saturn aura....you are doing it wrong
Forum: Aura General 06-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,498
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

explain to me how you are getting 28 mpg out of the 07 xr. if i pulled 2 spark plugs, i would bet my xr would still not get 28. on the highway it might see 22 at best.
Forum: Aura General 06-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,498
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: How long do OEM tires last and alignment

got 63k miles on the oem tires. i have never had it aligned, no uneven tire wear to date. they need to be rotated though.
Forum: Aura General 06-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

got the car out of the shop today. new cat was installed, or atleast i think it was, i have not checked. but the CEL is off. we will see what happens. my powertrain warranty is up this july, so im...
Forum: Aura General 06-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,546
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Do I have to use "GM" power steering fluid?

gotcha, since you put it that way, id buy that for a dollar. its worth a shot. when i had my 01 L100 the rack was going out, i got some lucas fluid stuff ( big white bottle ) sucked out some fluid...
Forum: Aura General 05-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,546
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Do I have to use "GM" power steering fluid?

go to local parts house, get correct fluid, save a ton more then what a dealer would charge. and why are you changing it? i have never done it
Forum: Aura General 05-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

im the second owner, and i bought it at ~40k miles. if it was lack of maintenance would both cats shiat the bed? i keep my cars in top shape and fix things that go wrong or break quickly. iirc the...
Forum: Aura General 05-23-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

local gm dealer is ordering a new cat for bank one. should be in a couple days.
Forum: Aura General 05-21-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

the car is going to the dealer wednesday, it keeps trowing the p0430 code. at 62k miles it should not be doing this. im seriously thinking about driving something else home from the dealer.....
Forum: Aura General 05-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

CEL is back on, and id bet you a lottery ticket the car is b1tching about the cat again. this time, im letting the dealer deal with it. its still under emissions warranty
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

nice, thanks




thanks, if the CEL comes back on, it goes to the dealer.



and the clunk was a loose sway bar end link. no more clunk. now its not such a bad car, until something else...
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

dammit, got a clunk in the front end. im starting to ****ing hate this car.
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: another problem..this car is starting to suck

upper strut mount is complete, i cleared the codes. if the p0420 comes back, and im sure it will. i taking it to the dealer. saturn does have an 8/80 emissions warranty correct?
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By whiteshadow
another problem..this car is starting to suck

07 xr 63k miles

getting a p0420 code, cats or o2's?

also, a standard strut spring compressor will not work on this car. im ready to sell this POS, bring back the saturns of old, the newer ones...
Forum: Aura General 05-19-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,198
Posted By whiteshadow
upper strut mount repair

think its possible to compress the spring enough to get out the upper mount without removing the strut all together? would make the repair a lot easier.
Forum: Aura General 05-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: this car never ceases to amaze me...

the break does not look like an over torque break, the metal is not twisted. im leaning towards a metallurgy failure. either way, i got the new mount, 35$ from a local parts house. just not looking...
Forum: Aura General 05-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: this car never ceases to amaze me...

a bolt on the upper strut mount broke. one of the 3 bolts that come through the strut tower.
Forum: Aura General 05-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: this car never ceases to amaze me...

this is the first i have ever heard of a strut tower bolt breaking. i bought it used with 36k on it last year, trans ( 6 speed ) went out and was redone ( warranty ) at 42k. car now has 62k on it....
Forum: Aura General 05-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,808
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Coolant change + 100K mile service

if its not broke dont fix it. the only car i have even cleaned the throttle body was the 97 sl we had. all the other cars i have never done it, and had no problems. the only reason the 97 got it was...
Forum: Aura General 05-14-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Instrument panel back light

iirc the aura is all LED backlit on the dash
Forum: Aura General 05-14-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: this car never ceases to amaze me...

i was hoping for the same, hence this is our 3rd saturn. first 2 we just wore out with tons of trouble free miles. i still like the car, it has good power, rides nice, looks good...but i wish it had...
Forum: Aura General 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By whiteshadow
this car never ceases to amaze me...

42k miles, boom..there goes the transmission. warranty yes, but still..at 42k?
tonight, one of the studs in the top strut mount breaks. car has 62k miles on it. my old saturns never had problems...
Forum: Aura General 05-02-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: smoke coming out of exaust cold start up 3.6 V6

wow, my 07 xr does not use a drop of oil between oil changes, and its averaging about 11k miles between them. i have ~61k miles on it though.
Forum: Aura General 04-26-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Control arm failed again

a pic would work wonders....

im just sayin
Forum: Aura General 04-24-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By whiteshadow
Re: Service manual on ebay

but you can share.....and i can loan you some money, just never pay it back
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