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Oldsmobile Aurora, Auto Repair, Sedan
Jun 03, 2004 (8:41 pm)
Document ID# 1522412
Product Safety - Engine Fuel Rail-Replace #04014 - (05/26/2004)
1996-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
This bulletin will be revised when service parts become available to add 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora and 1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille, Seville and Eldorado model vehicles.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in all 1996-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles. These vehicles have a condition in which the original equipment nylon tubing used in the fuel rail construction may degrade and crack. Cracking of the fuel rail can result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment. The operator may experience fuel odor and possibly engine stalling due to loss of fuel pressure to the engine. If this event were to occur, and if an ignition source were present, an engine compartment fire could occur.
Dealers are to inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine fuel rail with a new stainless steel fuel rail.
Involved are all 1996-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles; and built within these VIN breakpoints:
Year Division Model From Through
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora T4100001 T4124133
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora V4100001 V4127927
Dealers should confirm vehicle eligibility through GMVIS (GM Vehicle Inquiry System) before beginning recall repairs.
For dealers with involved vehicles, a Campaign Initiation Detail Report containing the complete Vehicle Identification Number, customer name and address data has been prepared and will be loaded to the GM DealerWorld, Recall Information website. Dealers that have no involved vehicles currently assigned will not have a report available in GM DealerWorld......
Parts Pre-Ship Information - For US
An initial supply of Rail Kits and Seal Kits required to complete this program will be pre-shipped to involved dealers of record. This pre-shipment is scheduled to begin the week of May 24, 2004 and will be approximately 15% of each dealer's involved vehicles. Pre-shipped parts will be charged to dealer's open parts account.
Additional parts, if required, are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to your "involved vehicles listing" before ordering parts. Normal orders should be placed on a DRO=Daily Replenishment Order. In an emergency situation, parts should be ordered on a CSO=Customer Special Order.
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Jun 03, 2004 (10:48 pm)
you will get the spring seats. look closely at the website, on the side it says "front upper spring seats" or somthing to that effect. its complete bs, because it says "strut mount" and shows a picture of a strut mount. i ended up going to checkers for the real strut mount kit, both cost me $138 after tax, and i have to wait till monday. i think ill call tire rack and complain, that is really shady advertising.
i went with the monroe sensatracs because someone had posted here, or maybe gmforums that they were a tad firmer than oem. the white does kinda suck, maybe ill paint them silver too, wonder what kind of paint to get. or maybe just paint the kyb's white too. i dont want to sound ricey, but id at least like them to match.
#2023 of 4482 Re: fuel rail recall
Jun 04, 2004 (6:05 am)
My dealer just called me that the fuel rail recall parts had arrived this morning (Friday, June 4).
GM estimates this to be a (1) hour job in terms of labor.
#2024 of 4482 Re: Fuel rail recall
Jun 04, 2004 (9:56 am)
Grab us those part#s, ethink! At least I can order the part and have another mechanic put it on as the dealer is saying that unless the part description mentions 95, they can't put it on for liability reasons. This might be my best shot at least getting reimbursed later. I really think it will be a problem if I ask for reimbursement for having to put on a new, old-style rail and then later have them put on a stainless recall rail (if/when 95s are added) and expect them to be willing to pay for both repairs.
#2025 of 4482 re:fuel rails
Jun 05, 2004 (7:47 am)
I thought that us guys with the 95's were the only ones that had broken rails. It cost me over $500 to get mine repaired and the 95's are not on the original recalls. That sounds crazy.
#2026 of 4482 changing rear height
Jun 05, 2004 (12:26 pm)
anyone know how to change the rear height of the car? i need to know how to adjust the airshock leveling system.
monday i will be getting the final part needed (front strut mounting/bearing kit) in addition to the struts, im installing eibach lowering springs. so the rear height will be about 1" lower than stock. anyone know how to adjust the rear level? any specifics would be awesome
cant wait to get rid of the typical gm car "on stilts" look
Jun 05, 2004 (6:28 pm)
After seeing a May 2004 recall notice on MyGMLink on 6/3, I called my dealer 6/4. Spoke to the service guy who told me it wasn't a recall yet because he had no information and no parts; he expected parts July-August. Then I called Olds Customer Assistance, 800-630-65370. The woman I spoke with claimed no knowledge of the recall, but she would check on it. Then she asked if it would be OK to put me on hold while she contacted my dealer. I said 'sure.' After a few minutes, she bridged me on with the same dealership service guy I had spoken to 15 minutes earlier. He asked to schedule a service visit next week, mumbling something about parts kits coming in soon. I have an appointment on June 14 for the recall repair.
Today, Saturday, June 5, I received in the mail a recall notice from GM. It is very similar to the one on MyGMLink except it specifies "all 1997 model year Olmobile Aurora vehicles." The notice on MyGMLink states "all 1995-1997 model year Olmobile Aurora vehicles."
#2028 of 4482 rear level adjustment
Jun 05, 2004 (9:19 pm)
You can replace the rod under the rear seat part of the chassis that connects to the square box on the control arm and to the body above with a threaded rod like I did or you could just cut the rod in two pieces with a inch or more out of the center and use a two inch split bushing with the rod ends inserted the appropriate amount into the bushing and clamped. The length of the rod determines the height the air shocks hold the rear body at above the suspension.
Jun 06, 2004 (8:44 am)
ok, i sorta get it . thanks! ill take a look tomorrow when im installing it. to make it easier to find, is this on the drivers side?
so you dropped your aurora? or just the back? you dont remember what size (thickness) or how long the bar you replaced it with was, do you? or what type of threading? i could pick this stuff up after work tomorrow, but i cant go anywhere once its started till its done.
#2030 of 4482 Its Back Again (a.k.a. You got to Love it)
Jun 06, 2004 (6:48 pm)
Remember during last winter when I said I could not get the heat to work in the aROARa? That it only blew heat out of the passenger side vents. The other vents blew cold air (presumably from the cold temperatures outside).
Well Hello! Now the air conditioner will not work cause it will only blow cold air out of the passenger side vents. The other vents blow hot air (presumably from the hot temperatures outside).