I have a 1993 Chevy Corsica (4 door sedan, V6). I am faced with getting the fuel line repaired. Since the part is not made anymore, I have to take the car to the dealer (which of course will cost more).
I am afraid that, if I get the leak fixed, I am going to end up paying more than my car is worth. I am aware that since the fuel lines are already rusting, as they are moved around during repair, it may become apparent that the entire line needs replacement.
However, this car, although old, has relatively few miles on it, 88,000, and is pretty reliable (ignoring the leaking gas right now) and good in the snow.
have you checked into salvage yards locally?..
see if you can locate a fuel line at a junk yard, i worked in a junk yard for two years while attending mechanic school. it is possible to find odd parts...88k miles is indeed low mileage for the year of vehicle and replacing the lines may be costly..BUT also worth not having a car payment
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
Since you mentioned that the lines are rusty, you don
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
It is a good idea to take into consideration that the vehicle is older, and when making repairs, has a chance of more problems arising. There
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management