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Old 10-30-2003, 10:53 PM   #11
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i dont even have a tranny cooler nuttin 4 me 2 worry bout
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I will carry a fire extinguisher now. Just have to buy one.

So if I go to the dealer and ask for the 'tranny cooler lines for a 94 Bonneville SSE', they will be the non-defective ones? Once I get the money I'll do this, or at least ask if the dealership would be able to honor this recall. Hell, maybe it'* already been done. I've had this car for over 2 years and haven't had any problems at all, besides bad wheel bearings and a water leak. And that is after a LOT of heavy driving and tranny loads, a lot of which are in cooler temps.

But first I'll check the lines themselves and see how they look.

EDIT: Joe you sure you don't have a tranny cooler? You have a 94 SSE as do I.
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Old 10-30-2003, 11:06 PM   #13
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nope unless its hideing
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i dont even have a tranny cooler nuttin 4 me 2 worry bout
The crimp in question can be located thusly:

1. Open the hood (may have to unlock the car and pull the hood release lever first).

2. Get a flashlight (cuz it'* dark out there)

3. Stand in between the front lisence plate and the drivers headlight (yes, that other headlight DOES belong to your passenger, so don't be greedy)

4. Look straight down between the radiator and engine......

5. See those 2 stainless steel lines that are coming forward towards you and turn to the left? See where they have crimps to black rubber hose?

6. Yes, after 3 vicodins, 4 beers, and 2 bloody mary'*, I get really weird.

Anyway, those are the little buggers. There will be no hints. When they go, they go big. And they spray trans fluid on the front exhaust manifold, which is HOT even after only a couple minutes of driving.

1992 was an option year for the aux tranny cooler, all 93-96 SSE and SSEi should have them. Better go look, Joe.
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Old 10-30-2003, 11:52 PM   #15
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This is the issue I have with Pontiac - no record of a recall for my specific VIN number, nobody in Pontiac customer service who will obtain the affected VIN numbers, no ability to connect me with someone who is knowledgeable about the subject.

This coupled with a 93 Bonneville with a Transmission oil cooler sold in one of the states mentioned above -

Equals Poor Customer Service, a direct function of risk management and cost-cutting.

Until someone burns something valuable up in a fire, then accuse the customer of not bringing the vehicle in for the recall (that never existed prior to the fire).
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nope nothing
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unless its on the frame rail? but i think thats p/* cooler
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Right in front of the radiator on the passenger side. Unless it'* been removed by a previous owner.
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nope nuttin i need 1
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I'd say YES. I think every car here would benefit from one.
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