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#2350 of 2634 Re: Tips on Buying 99 [joeblack1]
Aug 11, 2007 (6:54 pm)
What are you looking to spend? 2005 Devilles are available if you look around, for around $20,000. for 34,000 mile cars still under warranty. Don't forget Cadillac has the 50k mile 48 month (I think those are the numbers) warranty standard instead of the 36 month 36k and if it is certified, I think it qualifies for the new longer powertrain warranty. They ride great, look great, get decent mileage especially on the highway, and if you are thinking of buying used are priced right. Good luck
#2351 of 2634 Re: Tips on Buying 99 [joeblack1]
Aug 12, 2007 (4:32 am)
2000-2005's use regular gas. They run great on 87 and will not carbon up as easily. I have a 2005 and am very pleased with it. 26 mpg. on highway. Smooth and powerful.
#2352 of 2634 Re: Tips on Buying 99 [04cad]
Aug 12, 2007 (5:46 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 99. In my opinion this is the last year that has the classic Cadillac look. And, you can get nice one of these with 34k miles for about 10,000.00.
#2353 of 2634 1996 Cadillac Deville transmission
Aug 15, 2007 (9:35 am)
I am thinking about getting a 96 Cadillac Deville with 165,000 on it from a friend of mine. He says that the guy he got it from was driving it 3 days ago and all of a sudden it won't shift into 3rd or overdrive gears. Says the tranny fluid looks good but I think it could be the filter. Does anybody else have any suggestions???
#2354 of 2634 Re: Tips on Buying 99 [joeblack1]
Aug 15, 2007 (9:49 am)
Those were nice cars for their time. I believe they do need premium gas? You could probably get a 2002 or 2003 low mileage for just a little more and I believe they use regular gas. Have you driven a newer Deville? There is a noticeable difference in even the 2005 to the 2007s, and the 2005s drive very nice. Good luck whichever way you go.
#2355 of 2634 Re: 1996 Cadillac Deville transmission [cooldude48818]
Aug 15, 2007 (12:49 pm)
I doubt it will be something as simple as the filter. I think the filter is actually a cleanable metal screen.
It's probably one or both shift solonids inside the tranny. The parts are relatively inexpensive (both should be changed if the repair is made), but the tranny will have to be opened up to get to them.
I 'think' the motor does not have to be pulled to get to these. Just opening it up from the bottom, they can be accessed.
If it is one of these solonids, it should be setting an error code. This code can be read out and it will point to the solonids. Otherwise, it might be something else.
There is a third solonid. Known as 'the $40 part buried $2,000 deep in the tranny'. This one activates the lock-up on the torque converter. A failure on it will set a different error code. The reason it is so expensive - the motor and tranny have to be pulled in order to be able to disassemble the tranny enough to get to this one.
Find someone to read the error code, and can tell you what they mean.
#2356 of 2634 Re: 1996 Cadillac Deville transmission [bolivar]
Aug 15, 2007 (1:08 pm)
If I get a Haynes book, will this tell me how to change thoes solonids? And do you know how much these solonids cost or even what the name of them is? I don't think that I am losing out on this deal. I am trading a 95 Dodge Neon for it with about 166,000mi on it. I just don't want to end up putting lots of money into this car. I have been reading about the Dexcool stuff on this site. Should I change the coolant in this car if I do get it???
#2357 of 2634 Re: 1996 Cadillac Deville transmission [cooldude48818]
Aug 16, 2007 (3:39 am)
I've never liked anything but factory service manuals. I would bet a Haynes will say 'Transmission service is beyond the scope of this manual. See an experienced service person for this area.'
Look on ebay for a set (2 books) of service manuals. Probably should go for about $50. A new set can be bought at www.helmsinc.com . Factory manuals will cover tranny dis-assembly.
P.S. It's a Cadillac. You could spend LOTS of money on it!
P.P.S. If you don't know the service history on the car, I would change the coolant. Look at the belts, there is a small one that drives the water pump off the rear of the left cam.
#2358 of 2634 Re: 1996 Cadillac Deville transmission [bolivar]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:52 am)
Well I went and took a look at it yesterday and I didn't like what I seen. I have been working on cars for about 12 years and if I have to take the tranny apart in the engine compartment, I ain't gettin it. Other besides that the car was in great shape and it had 154000mi in it. New water pump and belt. Thanks for the input on this car. I think that I am going to stick with my Neon. Thank you Bolivar.
#2359 of 2634 96 northstar trans sensors..De-ville
Aug 19, 2007 (2:31 pm)
the blog I have been reading was written a year ago, but its getting really close to what I am looking for. I wrote down the manuel info and will look in a few. But I need the speed-in-put sensor inside the trans........I'll do both trans sensors. any info on this problem. over 165,000 and really running great other than that.rebeccat