Originally Posted by Dylansdad
What recall about the trans cooler line blowing apart????......
I don't have the actual factory campaign number in front of me, but it was actually back around 1996 that they had this recall. Basically there are a couple of swaged fittings where the flexible hoses connect to the metal collars of the transmission cooler connections up front. I think the story was that under hard acceleration, it was possible for excess line pressure to blow one of the hoses right out of its connector, which would send trans fluid spraying all over the exhaust manifold, and various Bad Things would happen shortly thereafter. You know: fire, and stuff like that.
The recall involved replacing the swaged connection with a couple of regular hose clamps. My car got the factory recall treatment, and I have one original swaged fitting (I guess that would be the low-pressure return side), one line with two hose clamps on it (one of which turned out to be stripped... sigh...), and a little white sticker on the rad support under the hood saying something like "GM campaign completed..."
Wait a minute, I'll just go downstairs and take another look... (Working from home today has its advantages...
Okay, it says
Do Not Remove
...with the "95" and "68" written in with ballpoint and practically invisible now after 7 years.
I think someone else here asked their dealer about this recall and was told it was too long ago now, but (1) you might be luckier with your dealer, or (2) your car might have had this done already, long time ago...
I will now hit my Submit button and hope that everything I just wrote is not going to get duplicated six times when the system posts it here...