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Old 05-22-2017, 04:22 PM   #9
jimmyfloyd
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2007 AURA XR
Default Re: Should I get my Aura fixed or look for a new car?

THe labor will add up quickly, and so will replacing parts that aren't the source of the issue.

You dont mention if you have the 2.4L or the 3.5L in your XE. Each has it's own set of issue, and the 3.5L is the only one I am familiar with.

With the 3.5L, the water pump, if leaking is why they believe it needs to be replaced, may be the coolent crossover pipe gasket failing. I had to do one on mine. It's involved to do, but not hard. Some mechanics diagnose a bas water pump or leaking head gaskets when this is actually the cause.

With the power steering, if you have replaced the pump, the line would be the other part that might have an issue. There was a TSB about the rubber part getting too close to the exhaust and causing it to leak.

For the struts and shocks, as stated, those are at about their service interval. I just purchased the parts to replace on my G6 for about $300-400 is parts. I am able to do them myself. I was also quoted about $100 a corner to have my local Monro Muffler and Brake swap out parts I provided. So it would come to about $800-1000 if I paid to have it done. Shopping around can help, just remember that some shops won't install/warranty customer supplied parts.

I have not heard of AC issues with the 3.5L.

Not if you have a 2.4L, you can disregard the above.

For the turn signal stalk, I believe anyone here who can turn a screwdriver is capable of replacing this themselves. You can buy the part for < $50 once you make sure you have the correct base (I believe there were 2) I got this one for my 07: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...rm=turn+switch
All you do then is separate the shroud around the column and unscrew the screws holding the lever in. Once removed, put the new one in, screws it in place, then snap the cover back on. Search here or the G6 forums for how to with pictures of this.

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