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#2057 of 4484 Re: fuel rail recall [javidogg #2056]
Jun 15, 2004 (6:34 pm)
The recall notice that appeared on MyGMLink stated "all 1995 - 1997 model year Oldsmobile Aurora vehicles." "all" was bolded.
The paper copy I received in the mail only mentioned 1997; it was specific with my Classic's VIN.
Other versions of the recall (04014) notice have mentioned Cadillacs, too. Bottom line is that I do not know. You might try Olds Customer Assitance Center at 800.630.6537. They will ask for your VIN.
Jun 17, 2004 (9:48 am)
Look for offical recall notice around august. The rails are now in GM's warehouses but the return lines need to be manufactured yet.
Jun 17, 2004 (10:07 am)
Buckdog: Thanks for the info, where did you get it??? My 95 is dead at the dealer and can't wait 'till Aug. so I am going to try to get the new rail installed now, somehow!
Jun 17, 2004 (10:35 am)
A source told me. You should be able to get the new rail now. But most likely won't be covered under recall billing until offical notice is give to dealers. That will be when dealers get their parts from warehouses. You most likely should be able to get rembursed once recal is offical. The rail for the '95 is a different part # than that for the '96-97.
#2061 of 4484 You Guys are GREAT!
Jun 18, 2004 (5:10 am)
I absolutely love the information I get off of these boards. I never thought when I started this thing that it would be around 6 years later, going strongs, and chuck full of usefull information and a super group of Aurorians.
Thanks for the 95 updates.
P.S. I am writing from Marion, S.C. On vacation and the car has been great on 85, 95, 440, and route 40, over 700 miles and counting.
#2062 of 4484 Part # for new 95 fuel rail?
Jun 18, 2004 (8:46 am)
Buckdog: Would you happen to have access to the part number for the new, recall rail for the 95?
#2063 of 4484 Change your O2 Sensors
Jun 20, 2004 (8:11 pm)
So I finally got around to changing my O2 sensors after smelling them for the last few months.
It was the notorious rotten egg smell that most people describe occurring with bad O2 Sensors or a plugged cat converter. I figured I'd start at the sensors and see where it got me, after all cat's are $500+ from what I've seen for this car. Well the good news is that it was indeed my O2 Sensors.
After 3 pain staking hours of trying to gumby my arms around the exhaust to loosen the one on the rear manifold I had them in. This of course after I was highly frustrated for having to go to 3 stores and spend $115-ish to replace them.
Anyway the great news is that it made an amazing difference in my car so I figured I'd let you guys know in case you are experiencing similar problems or if you just wouldn't mind getting them out of the way, after all even if they don't need changed you should see some horsepower and gas mileage increase.
Lucky for me I saw ALOT. The car seems alot more responsive off the line. I'm not one for burnouts but it is definitely laying some patches now, this wouldn't sound impressive if my tires weren't only a few months old(and they aren't cheap tires). The car also seems to have made an amazing turn around in its mid-range power. The high end didn't change too much. It idles better and I could swear it sounds a little throagtier (but I think that's in my head).
Just for sh# and giggles I took the car out and did a couple tests on my accelerometer before I changed them, it seemed to get a consistant 165(to the wheels) over all. After I got the new ones in it is showing a pretty strong 190 and once I did get 195. I know those things aren't always accurate but the few times I've used it then went to use a real dyno (on other cars) it seemed to be within 10% of the actual horsepower.
I know it all sounds crazy, infact it was hard to believe the difference myself. I'm not sure if the rest of you will see such an improvement, after all my O2's were about to fail any day, they smelled awful, but for some reason the car kept running, which to me is wierd. These were also the original sensors w/ 125k on them.
The O2 sensors I got were Bosch OE 15702's. There is 2 of them on my model and it looks like 4 on the 96's and up. The front one on the manifold is pretty easy to get at but the rear manifold is horrible, if you decide to do it be ready to scratch up your fore arms and use some brute strengh. I would say it would take an average person 2-3 hours to do it. Most of the time being spent on the rear manifold.
Good luck to anyone else who gives it a shot. Just wanted to share a positive Aurora experience for once.
Jun 20, 2004 (9:03 pm)
The difference when the 02 sensors fail the computer goes off a preset fuel/air map with rigid points on it. Fuel economy and power drops when this happens but the car will continue to run.
#2065 of 4484 Still Hestitating after all this work!?
Jun 22, 2004 (5:57 am)
1997 Olds Aurora with 88000 miles
OBDII Codes pulled:
P0138- Input voltage from O2 sensor in Bank 1 is too high for current operating conditions
P0307- Misfire in Cylinder #7
P1139- not exactly sure does anyone know?
I have replaced all the spark plugs and wires and coils with AC/DELCO. I am still getting the same error codes seen above. Quite frustrating to say the least. Still lurching at a light with the brake on and loss of power. When the A/C turned on the entire car starts to shake. Should I consider the fuel injectors as my next step? Any help would truly be appreciated.
Jun 22, 2004 (7:25 am)
If youve already had your fuel rail replaced because of a leak will you be able to be reimbursed by GM. I just had to do my 95 a few months ago.