Changing the transmission fluid in your 2008 Pontiac involves the same basic procedure as it does in most cars, and it is an essential task in maintaining the performance and functionality of your car. By following these steps, the adaptives will be properly learned prior to returning the vehicle to the customer. A smooth running transmission relieves engine wear and improves fuel mileage for your vehicle. When adding transmission fluid to your Aura, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Posted on Jun 20, 2009 the dipstick is located behind the front transmission mount and its held in by a 12mm bolt. Aura in the Market Whether you'll like the Aura or not depends on what's most important to you in a car.
Where it struggles is on the inside, with an interior that has too many problems to be considered among the best in the segment. It's a setup that's likely to appeal both to buyers looking for a sporty feel in their sedan as well as those who just need a means of transportation. While its styling is appealing, I miss the aggressiveness of the version from a few auto shows ago. Voice guidance is provided through the audio system. The transmission itself is at risk of damage or failure if operated with an insufficient level of fluid. Appropriate references should be checked when servicing any of these components.
There have also been some changes to the color palette: Red Jewel Tintcoat, Carbon Finish, and Deep Blue replace Berry Red, Onyx Black, and Midnight Blue. It features subtle fender flares, a naturally arcing roofline and a short rear deck. The larger V-6 sounds more refined under hard acceleration, emitting a muted growl, but most drivers should be happy with the base V-6's performance. Return the gear shift lever to the Park position. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. For an auto trans, this is how to replace the fluid. The transmission in your Aura does not have a dipstick, so to check the transmission fluid you have to remove a plug on the transmission case.
Gm never release an explanation for the close of the model. When turn-by-turn directions aren't available, the operator can read directions to you through the OnStar system, which can record them for later playback. It will have a red loop handle. The other gear changes are fine. The system works well in practice, though it's not always available in rural areas. Install the fill plug hand tight, one the fluid has finished running from the fill plug hole.
Pull the dipstick straight out. Add fluid as needed until fluid flows from hole. Here's hoping the Aura will eventually get a high-performance Red Line variant with the bulging fender flares, side skirts and gaping lower grille that gave the concept such a sense of presence. There was, however, an ominous cracking sound that seemed to emanate from the optional first-row sunroof each time I hit a large bump in the road. Shake the vehicle to make sure it is safe to work under. The transmission fluid drain pan is located underneath the vehicle.
The six-speed automatic's downshifts are quick and firm, but occasionally jerky. The Aura also fails to include basic features like grab handles, and there's no center armrest for rear passengers. Also aside from measuring the fluid that comes out is there a more accurate way to ensure you fill it to the correct level. Combined, these issues give the interior an undeveloped, pre-production feel. An expected Aura Green Line hybrid could fill this gap. Send Mike an Hide full review.
The transmission in your Aura does not have a dipstick, so to check the transmission fluid you have to remove a plug on the transmission case. Safety As of publication, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had not tested the Aura. Might want to check your local dealer. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Aura and how to check the transmission fluid level. Lower the front of the vehicle until it rests securely on the jack stands. Position yourself under the vehicle with the engine running and locate the fill plug again. The six-speed automatic includes a mode that lets the driver change gears using paddles on the steering wheel when the console gear selector is in the M position.
It's a shame the Aura's cabin didn't get a little more attention so the interior could be worthy of the rest of the car. Maximum towing capacity is 1,000 pounds when properly equipped. Check the fluid regularly to ensure proper function of the transmission, save gas and avoid unnecessary engine wear. The engine in your 2008 Saturn Aura should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. A Saturn low on transmission fluid could experience erratic engine revving as the transmission is unable to effectively put the vehicle into the proper gear.
If the level is below the crosshatched area, more fluid should be added to the automatic transaxle. I don't have a hoist so that option to verify proper fluid level is out. I hopes this information solves your problem. Repeat both procedures five times. You do the above following information to check your fluid and a good rule of thumb is to not work under a car while it's running.
If the outside temperature is below 50 degrees, drive for an addition 10 minutes. Lift the hood to its fully opened position. Unfortunately, the driver isn't given much in return for the added effort. Regardless of their performance level, like any car, Pontiacs require basic maintenance in order to last. It features subtle fender flares, a naturally arcing roofline and a short rear deck. If you're most concerned with how the car holds up on the inside, the Aura comes up short when compared to the competition. Also a sidenote, dealerships have recalled your vehicle for a transaxle leak if yours is leaking do the check above and tighten the fill plug to a torque specification which can be found in a Haynes or Chilton Auto Repair Manual.