| Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 08:51 pm |
Does anyone know, if there was a recall for the power steering growl, for the 87' TR's & GN's, that involved a change in power steering reservoir & hoses etc.? If anyone has the Technical Bulletin number-and/or a description of what was involved, in that recall-and, all the part numbers given for that recall, please email this information to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org
| Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 11:40 pm |
Yes, there was a recall on the 86/87 TRs. However, since the noise is only an annoyance and not something that will cause problems, it is not covered by GM for repair. For more info, see:
| Wednesday, December 19, 2001 - 06:25 pm |
the number of the recall was 87-3-15 and the date was nov 87 -----it was aimed at 86 and early 87 cars that had the "old" style reservoir---easy to identify by the cap that "unscrews" CCW ---the replacement had reverse threads and unscrewed CW----the recall was covered under warranty if you complained to the dealer about the problem----they were allowed 0.6 hours of labor to correct it and the fix also included both new hoses---my dealer fixed mine but that was in the early 90's----i doubt you could get it done for free now...........RC
| Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 11:18 am |
Let define "Recall" A "Recall" is performed free by the dealer for the life of the car and generally involves safety or emissions. Technical service bulletins (TSB) are fixes for known problems. They are done free by dealer when the car is under warranty only. They are done only when the owner complains of the related problem and never as a matter of routine.The P/S problem is a TSB. The brake switch was a "Recall". Just thought I would pass this along.
| Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 02:05 pm |
Thanks for clearing that up, Phil. I regret using the wrong terminology in my response.
When I had my T in for the emissions recall (pretty sure it was actually a recall and not a TSB) back in the early '90s, I'd complained about the steering noise. They noted that there was a TSB and asked me if I wanted to have it fixed...on my dime. I had them order the parts for me, but I decided to do the work myself.