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#3946 of 4482 aurora recall (VISITING HOST)
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 03, 2008 (8:25 pm)
Product Safety - Engine Fuel Rail - Replace
# 04014C - (Oct 1, 2004)
1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours, Seville, Eldorado
1996-1997 Cadillac DeVille
Equipped with 4.6L V8 (RPO LD8 - VIN Y; RPO L37 - VIN 9) Engine
1995-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
Equipped with 4.0L V8 (RPO L47 - VIN C) Engine
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO ADD 1997 CADILLAC MODEL VEHICLES. PLEASE DISCARD SAFETY RECALL BULLETIN NUMBER 04014B, DATED SEPTEMBER 2004.
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in all 1995-1997 Cadillac DeVille Concours, Seville and Eldorado, 1996-1997 Cadillac DeVille; and 1995-1997 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. Additionally, the 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora uses a unique underhood fuel return line that may crack at unusually high rates. 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. Dealers will also replace the chassis fuel lines on 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora model vehicles from serial # S4100001 to S4147771
#3947 of 4482 Re: 95 Aurora Fuel Leak [dkocchi]
Jun 04, 2008 (3:11 pm)
I see that our host answered your question. The fuel rail is on top of the engine and feeds each of the eight injectors. The return line runs under the car. Get it fixed quick! Several Auroras have been lost to fire.
#3948 of 4482 Re: oil pressure [blk97aurora]
Jun 04, 2008 (8:10 pm)
Been watching your posts through the years since I bought my 99 in '01. Have over 104,000 on it and i hope to add another 104,000. I just replaced my oil pressure switch but am having a hard time reconnecting the wire, as there is a motor mount (and exhaust pipe) in my way. I could reconnect it prior to screwing in the switch, but there's too much torsion in the wiring as I'm threading it in to provide a tight connection. Any special technique/suggestions in reconnecting, or do i just need a contortionist's hand?
Thanks in advance and arrears for your advice over the years!
#3949 of 4482 Re: aurora recall (VISITING HOST) [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 07, 2008 (2:53 pm)
The line that was leaking is my return fuel line and my vehicle falls between the serial # indicated. Those lines are about $300 each hopefully the dealer will replace. I looked back on my records and the fuel rail has already be replaced. I have been also having issues with the car hesitating under a load, maybe this fuel pressure issue may be a contributing factor. Hopefully.
#3950 of 4482 Re: oil pressure [gmfamily]
Jun 07, 2008 (3:19 pm)
Thanks for the compliment. What you describe is a job I have not done. If I understand the problem correctly, you may be able to wind several turns on the wire prior to threading the switch into place, so that the wire unwinds as the switch is seated.
#3951 of 4482 Shop Repair Manual 1996 Olds Aurora
Jun 11, 2008 (7:08 am)
I have a repair manual for my 1996 Olds Aurora/Riviera. The manual I have is book Book 2 of 2 Includes; Driveabiliy and Emissions, Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis and Elecctrical. I will offer it up here before I list it on Ebay. The manual is in very good condition.
If interested please let me know I will hold it for 2 weeks. I would put a value on this manual of at least $60.00 - $80.00 plus the cost of shipping.
#3952 of 4482 Re: Headlights Flicker On and Off [boylost]
Jun 13, 2008 (1:07 pm)
I had the same problem. Other person description is quite detailed and goes into
a different direction. check the easy solution first. Take a can of contact cleaner,
pull back the rubber housing around the headlight switch stick and you will see electrical contacts inside. squirt a few shots of contact cleaner in this area and
toggle your light switch on and off a few times to be sure the contact cleaner got in the areas of concern. This cleaned up my issue in no time.
I have heard other pay dearly for a new switch housing and sending upwards to 500$. When you could have just bought a 2 dollar can of contact cleaner and a few Q-tips.
#3953 of 4482 Re: Still Stalling [gsxrguy2008]
Jun 16, 2008 (3:56 am)
Had the same problem on my 98 olds-found answer on Emonds-replace both
crankcase sensors, about $210, by good mechanic-never recurred after that.
#3954 of 4482 Thanks to Edmonds anwers again!!
Jun 16, 2008 (3:58 am)
#3955 of 4482 Thanks to Edmonds' answers again!!
Jun 16, 2008 (4:07 am)
Re: Headlite switch fix on 98 olds aurora-make sure you get the contact cleaner
in all 3 openings & spray generously, turn floor mat over to prevent staining carpet.
I used penetrating oil first-then finished with carb cleaner-problem solved!!
Also I just recently started using 89 octane instead of 93 and my mileage improved
to 23mpg! Sincerely Shadetm