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1996 olds aurora runs hot when idling or low speed normal at fast speed what could the problem be

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If you have a viscous fan hub The one where the fan spins free on the water pump then the symptom you describe is a result of it not working any more. With the engine cold start the engine and run at around 2000rpm If the fan is working properly you will hear the air noise from the fan for a few seconds then the noise will dissapear as the fan slows down. When the engine is hot viscous fluid ( silicon ) is pumped from one side in the fan hub to the other creating drag which makes the fan spin and draw air through the radiator. If this is not happening then the fan is stalled by the load of trying to move air and as such the temp rises. As you move off the air flows through the radiator and the fan becomes useless until you stop again. Noemal fix is a new viscous hub. If you have electric fans check that they are working as planned

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SOURCE: 1995 Olds Aurora:Idles at around 3000 when

this is your catalytic ocnvertor. what this is telling you is that the convertor is plugged and you need to have a new one welded on. if you continue to drive it like this, first you can do severe engine damage like burned exhaust valves and second you can cause a fire.

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SOURCE: 1996 oldsmobile aurora oil pressure

The Aurora is a low pressure oil system. The only solution available at this time is to increase the oil weight. I went o straight 30W to solve the idle alarm issue. Some use 20W oil and that works too.
With 20W you will be at 80 to 90psi cold then drop to 20-30psi hot.
I first replaced the oil pressure gauge and it was worse. I put the original back in and it was better. Then went to 30W and all is fine.
Running it that way for a few years now.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 olds aurora charging system low volts

The alternator is most likely the problem, it isn't putting out enough of amps to charge the battery, but enough to keep it going which won't last long. Before assuming the battery or alternator, try your battery connections for corrosion or tightness. If you live close to an auto parts store they can check the battery and alternator to see which is the problem. The battery will not hold up long if running lights at night or other power consuming things.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 olds aurora V8 40 oil warning light comes on

your oil pressure should be a lot more than 7 lbs, your oil filter may need changing, or your oil pump could be the problem ....hope this helps....cheers

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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