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#1973 of 4482 Fuel Rail Recall
May 26, 2004 (2:30 pm)
General Motors Corporation
Models: Oldsmobile Aurora Years: 1995-1997
Number Potentially Involved: 93,572
Dates of Manufacture: September 1993 – June 1997
Defect: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine have a condition in which the nylon tubing used in the fuel rail construction may degrade and crack. Additionally, the MY 1995 Aurora uses a unique underhood fuel return line that may crack.
Cracking of the fuel rail or return line tubing can result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will install a new fuel rail assembly constructed out of stainless steel. Dealers will also install a revised chassis fuel return line. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during May 2004. Owners may contact Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
[NHTSA Recall No. 04V110/GM Recall No. 04014]
#1974 of 4482 Thanks ethink
May 26, 2004 (3:29 pm)
1-800-630-6537 will be my first call tomorrow.
#1975 of 4482 Re: Thanks ethink [larryfl #1974]
May 26, 2004 (5:51 pm)
Do NOT waste your time!
Re-read messages 1970 and forward.
There is NO news on the recall from GM!
#1976 of 4482 Re: Fats Waller <--- Interesting Name (I knew his grandson) [Henry #1963]
May 27, 2004 (4:46 pm)
Further to this, it happened again today. The instrument panel 'rebooted' about 5 minutes after I started driving. I finished the trip (short, around 10 minutes). The car sat for around 45 minutes before the return trip. When I started it again, the instrument panel didn't self-check. I let it run for about 1 minute to see what would happen, whereupon, as if by magic, the panel did its self-check. The average fuel economy counter had also reset. Don't know if this happened during the reboot, or on the restart. I should also state that while the 2 turn signal indicators are flashing, they are quite dim; not at all as bright as they would be if they were indicating turns. Also, while they are flashing, the tach 'jumps' a little in sync with them. I think the other gauges do so as well.
May 27, 2004 (5:12 pm)
Does it make any difference if you tap on the instrument or dash panel? I wonder if there is a bad ground (dim turn sig. indicator)somewhere.
#1978 of 4482 Re: Fats Waller [mike98c #1977]
May 27, 2004 (5:31 pm)
I can try tapping things the next time it happens. My guess, though, is that there is a relay that is getting 'soft' somewhere, hence the clicking sound. The behaviour is as if it is trying over and over again to start the self-check, but never quite succeeding. You could be right about the ground as well. What I really need is for it to fail completely, and then let the dealership fix it, unless they weasel out of the warranty.
#1979 of 4482 Re: Steering ratcheting [bksss #1966]
by tom barran
May 28, 2004 (8:42 am)
Thank you for your response. It sounds as though we've had the same problem with the steering. Indeed, it is quite minor, because other drivers, including those at the dealership, don't seem to notice. I'm very particular about things, cars definitely included. Perhaps I could inquire about another lube to the intermediate steering shaft, or maybe it's time to become a bit less particular and just live with the car's imperfection.
May 28, 2004 (6:00 pm)
no matter whats wrong, the first thing i fix was never the problem. not sure if you remember, but ive had a popping noise thats slowly been getting worse. it pops when im comming out of a turn, not so much going into it, but somtimes. its also much worse on right turns. when my trans solenoids went out, and i brought it to oldsmobile they said i had bad ball joints. today i changed the left balljoint because thats were the problem is comming from, the drivers side. i will change the other this weekend, but thats all i had time for (its party night!)
well, the problems still there, no change at all. what do you guys think?
also, about 3 months ago when i had this problem i brought it in to amco for a oil change. well somthing they did or somthing they greased made the problem go away for about a month or so. the only things i saw down there to grease were the balljoints and tie rod ends.
to make things worse my back brakes started squeaking. i did change the fuel filter today...so now its 1 more balljoint, back brakes, front bumper, whatever else is causing the popping, front struts/springs....oh and the rear shocks are leaking. i know this is all to be expected wear and tear stuff, but it still sucks....
#1981 of 4482 popping noise
May 28, 2004 (8:00 pm)
have you checked the strut bearing and plate? If (when) the bearings go dry they bind and can snap and pop. I'd also check the control arm rubber bushings and look to make sure the rubbers okay.
Sometimes if you have someone turn the wheel and listen with the hood up to the top of the strut and to the bottom by the tire (with the weight of the car on the suspension) you can either hear the noise or feel the binding and release with a hand resting on the tire.
May 29, 2004 (8:05 am)
if its parked and i turn the wheel, it doesn't make the noise. if i go reeeeally slow around a right turn it doesn't sometimes. i do see the struts moving a little when i turn if im looking under the hood.
all the rubber bearings looked fine down there.