07-31-06, 01:38 PM
I have a 97' Northstar. There is a pinhole fuel leak in the rubber hose between the No. 7-8 injectors. Cadillac dealer says the rail kit is $160.00 and suggest going to NAPA. Is there a safe alternative to the Cadillac kit?
07-31-06, 02:43 PM
Did the recall apply to '97? The dealer would know.
GM recalled all '95 - '97 Northstars for a fuel rail replacement. They should replace the fuel rail with a stainless steel one free of charge. I had one done on my '97 Deville. DO NOT pay for it or DIY.
07-31-06, 04:32 PM
-would not suggest going to that dealership in the future.
07-31-06, 04:53 PM
Call any Cadillac dealer with the last eight digits of you VIN # and they can tell you if your car is part of the recall.
07-31-06, 05:09 PM
Thanks guys. I talked to the parts guy. The service guy agrees there is a recall.
08-04-06, 08:43 AM
The stealership wants me to pay to tow it in. Is it GM's policy to pay towing in a hazardous situation. A friend in the business said to tell them I will drive it in if they don't cover the tow.
08-04-06, 10:06 AM
You may be able to leverage the fact that it is due to a dangerous factory defect recall that you need it brought in. Be polite. Tell them you can't afford a tow but you need the car.
Do a search for "fuel rail recall". There where many posts about it when it came out. I remember posting a phone number for some lady at GM. Call her and see if they will pay the tow. If they won't cover it and you decide to drive it (assuming that the hole is very small and not spraying), at least wrap it in a rag to contain the drip. You'll have to be the judge based on how long of a ride it is and how bad the leak is.
08-04-06, 12:36 PM
Search all over for that GM number but had no luck. If anyone has it can you help me out.
Ms. Gay Kent, Director Product Investigations (586-986-8029)
This name & number was from Aug. '04, but I am sure it is still good. If nothing else, I am sure she can get you to the right person.