: Leaking Fuel Rail



jholland
07-31-06, 12:38 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?

EcSTSatic
07-31-06, 01:43 PM
Did the recall apply to '97? The dealer would know.

Ranger
07-31-06, 03:26 PM
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.

eldorado1
07-31-06, 03:32 PM
-would not suggest going to that dealership in the future.

clarkz71
07-31-06, 03:53 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.

jholland
07-31-06, 04:09 PM
Thanks guys. I talked to the parts guy. The service guy agrees there is a recall.

clarkz71
07-31-06, 04:27 PM
Cool. :highfive:

jholland
08-04-06, 07:43 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.

EcSTSatic
08-04-06, 09:06 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.

Ranger
08-04-06, 10:45 AM
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.

jholland
08-04-06, 11:36 AM
Search all over for that GM number but had no luck. If anyone has it can you help me out.

Ranger
08-04-06, 06:40 PM
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.