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Old 10-30-2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Well, I've tried to track down the transmission oil cooler line recall and the VIN numbers affected thru Pontiac customer service to no avail.

They continually throw roadblocks in my way. I have no way of verifying whether or not the work is necessary on my 1993 Bonneville with a transmission oil cooler. Some of you have had the recall work done on your cars.

Basically they take my VIN number, nothing comes up in their database, and then they say "trust me." They will not look up the general recall and they will not refer me to a more knowledgeable person. Sounds like basic risk management to me.

I need to see the recall and the cars and VIN numbers affected.

It'* like driving a ticking timebomb with no assurance that it has been defused.
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Didnt they also have one that was related to the 96+ power steering pumps going bad. I gotta try and find that letter.
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Should i be worried about this? I know wren had a fire, and i don't want this to repeat. I have an L27/4t60e combo.. I have a 1993 manufactured in 6/1993 and @ 109,544 miles...
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That'* the recall, however, why does it not apply to my car? Which cars does it apply to?
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You have the 4t60e right? HD or 65 didn't come by for a while if i remember... It should apply.

EDIT: It doesn't apply cause they don't wanna do it..
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Should i be worried about this? I know wren had a fire, and i don't want this to repeat. I have an L27/4t60e combo.. I have a 1993 manufactured in 6/1993 and @ 109,544 miles...


W..W-Will had a f-f-fire?!?!

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I noticed that not all states are mentioned there...So if my car was sold in Missouri or Kansas, then I'm okay??
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The lines are dangerous. Fire? Yes. I had one. I'm the only one here that I know of that had this happen. If you have trouble with the dealer, just buy the 2 lines and do it. Not too expensive. I think I paid less than $60 for both after my mishap. The problem was the crimp transition between the flexible and stainless steel would blow out under pressure.

If you're running an aftermarket chip, shift kit, or trans, you BETTER do this, or your increased trans fluid pressures will get you. I was lucky.

Fuddy, if you get too much more trouble, let me know. Pontiac knows me pretty well now, and I may be able to exert some influence for any info you may need.

More info:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...highlight=fire

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...highlight=fire
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I've never heard of this recall So does this only cause problems at low temps and high transmission loads, or can it happen at any time, even if babying the car? I'm worried about this now that I've heard of it, because I don't have a fire extinguisher handy EVER, so I'm afraid if this happened I'd lose my car completely. And I'd be PISSED!

Something else to worry about :(
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Protect the green. If in doubt, DO IT. My car was cold (running only about 2 minutes) and climbing the bridge over the river on the way out of town. Cold operating temp (allows for higher viscosity/pressure of the trans fluid) and moderate to heavy trans load.

Passing on the freeway could be the same. Nike. Just do it.
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