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Cadillac DeVille, Sedan
Dec 01, 2007 (8:28 am)
I bought a 2001 Cadillac Deville in 2003. It was certified pre-owned. I have had problems with the car from day 1. I thought that not only did certified, but also the expensive price and luxury meant that I was purchasing a good car. The more that I hear, the more it seems that Cadillac is a problem car. Now that my warranty is out, I am really spending big bucks on repairs. I have 98,000 miles. What is in store for me? Should I be trying to trade it in before the engine blows? What is the average life of a Cadillac? I thought that they were good for 10-15 years or more. Please help!
#2410 of 2635 Re: Cadillac Deville [baddealcad]
Dec 01, 2007 (9:22 am)
So what exactly have you had to fix for big bucks?
One thing to keep a close eye on is the coolant level. If the coolant level is dropping then there is a leak that needs fixed. Failure to fix it can doom the engine. Otherwise, the engine should last indefinitly. The transmission should last too, but may need some control devices replaced. How long the car lasts will depend on how it was cared for by you and the previous owner. The first owner may have done some damage which is only now beginning to need repair.
#2411 of 2635 Re: Cadillac Deville [sls002]
Dec 01, 2007 (10:29 am)
More details about the expenses and for what repairs so far would be helpful. My advice - look for a used 2007 Cadillac DTS, they are a lot more car and you will not believe the difference. It's is more about miles than years and care and driving habits and conditions figure in pretty heavily to the longevity of any vehicle. Good luck.
#2412 of 2635 Fuel Pump Access for 1998 Cadillac Deville
Dec 08, 2007 (8:54 am)
Can anyone help me locate the fuel pump access for my 1998 Deville. According to my local garage they have replaced the fuel pump twice, yet I still have a problem. At first, the problem was intermittent, but has now become chronic. There is no fuel getting to the injectors.
#2413 of 2635 Re: Fuel Pump Access for 1998 Cadillac Deville [realneil]
Dec 08, 2007 (9:47 am)
Fuel pump is inside the gas tank. I think it was about 2000 or so model year when they put an access plate under the spare tire so the pump could be accessed from above. I think yours will have to have the gas tank dropped out to access the pump.
Cadillacs have been know to overheat the wiring to the pump when the pump is failing. If you have to go into this again, make sure the wiring to the pump is checked also. If it is melted, etc, it will need repair.
Also, the filter might be clogged. It is on the frame, under the left passenger door area.
#2414 of 2635 Re: 96 cadi deville northstar v-8 [hsloan68]
Dec 19, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Hey I had this same problem. I had a local locksmith come out and when he pulled the steering wheel off there were some thin like wires that weren't connected, I would advise you to do this! it cost like 90 bucks..
#2416 of 2635 Transmision Problems
Dec 19, 2007 (6:02 pm)
I have a 96' Deville, I had experienced some problems with rough shifting, but not bad at all so I had the car serviced they put a new transmission kit on changed the fluid. When I leave the shop my light is still on and my car will not shift into overdrive. Any ideals?
#2417 of 2635 Re: Fuel Pump Access for 1998 Cadillac Deville [realneil]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:08 pm)
Something to remember on vehicles with the gas pump in the tank also....... you don't ever want to let the gas tank run empty. The pump gets it's lubrication from the gas and if it runs empty you will almost certainly ruin the pump. It may take a few months to quit completely, but it is pretty certain that it will go bad after being run without enough gas. Good Luck!
Dec 19, 2007 (6:38 pm)
My last log was about the trans sensors. Well I got that fixed. But millage is still off. But my main Q tonight is The service light has come back on says Service Emission system??Filters are fine. I have codes P0325 KNOCK SENSOR 1 (BANK1.
P0401- EGR Flow Insufficient detected
We had the knock sensor replaced a bout 2 years ago so I don't look for that to be the prob..... unless that is a re-accuring thing with these cars....Plus now in climate control will not function on AUTO only ECON. .....anddddddddddd sometimes it just shuts off for a few minutes and comes back on(the heat or air).
So with all this what my next best move?? Rebecca....