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Old 09-13-2004, 09:11 PM   #41
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Its no different in cost then a regular alignment, but its a computerized system that aligns everything, I've never had it done yet, I can drive with no hands for a long way...however, it needs a road force alignment its called, any reputable alignment shop or Olds dealer will know exactly what to do with any Magnasteer equipped car.
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Uhhh... k

Let'* hope they do! I'll tell him to make sure they can do an alignment on Magnasteer cars before he lets them try and align it. I'm pretty sure, given his personality, he wouldn't take it to anybody but somebody who knows what they're doing. Still, he might have not known to ask, and they might've not known there was a difference. So I'll tell him, just to be sure Sure it ain't the tires, though? Isn't it possible it might be? The pull didn't seem that bad, at least, from the way he drove it. That'* good Oh yeah, and will a regular alignment hurt the car? If so, I hope he'* never had an alignment done, just in case
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Yo necessito el feedbacko, por favor


Come on Dame, I know you're listening :P

And you too, Jim I need some more info, here...
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What else do you need to know? Sure, misalignment COULD be the tires... only a suspension shop can tell you for sure. Chances are that a tire problem (as in not being rotated regularly) would have more of a "bumpy vibration" ride rather than just drifting off to one side. If he put on new tires but did not have the correct alignment done, then that'* probably what it needs. But those issues are common to any car, not just Auroras. And again, your mechanic should be able to clear that up.
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I get the feeling that you're not ready to take on the some-what more expensive prone Aurora (as far as preventative maintenance, etc. goes)
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Well, on the preventative maintenence front, what would it require over my Bonne? I'll put Mobil 1 in her next oil change, 7 1/2 quarts worth, fill her up with 89 octane Plus gas... what else is there to do for maintenence on a regular basis?
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Guys, got great news It'* a 97! Checked the door'* code panel, says it was manufactered in April 1997 My mom and I drove in it tonight, she drove to check it out. She said it pulls pretty bad to the right, but she detected a slight wobbly feeling also, and she said it didn't pull when she hit the brakes. So it isn't actually the aligment, but the tires then, afterall. We're gonna have him get that check out by the guy who put the tires on. I'll call him tomorrow and give him my terms for purchasing, the ones I have described above. Still gotta see if he'll take it, but it looks VERY promising By the end of the month, I may be driving a sweet 97 Olds Aurora So cool... always wanted an Olds. Now it looks like I'll get one of the best models they ever offered
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Hey Jim and fellow Aurora owners, just a quick question: Is it most likely the tires causing the pull, given what I've said? Oh yeah, and is a 97 better than a 96 quality-wise or in other areas? Just wondering, you know, for bragging rights
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A lot of issues (electrically and mechanically) were fixed up after 95, the 96-98 is pretty stable, and 99 being the best year for Classic Auroras.

Get the tires checked out, as well as the front suspension/control arms etc.

And until you do what I have done to my ride then I'll give you braggin rights...lol..just teasin ya, should be good.

There are no suspension upgrades for the 97+ stock only, however they did vastly improve the handling and suspension in the 97'* and up.
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Actually, if you're talking about the improved low speed handling and steering feel, which is how Consumer Guide describes it, that came in '98. So damn :( But still, it'* an Aurora, and a 97 to boot. To quote a famous farmer, "That'll do, pig. That'll do."

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