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#2514 of 2634 re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]
May 25, 2010 (11:56 pm)
We've got a 2005 Deville. Bought it off a 3 year lease in 9/2007.
It's had a coolant leak in the 'crossover' pipe (now sure of this name, it's a solid connector on left side of the motor (actual rear of the motor) that moves coolant between the heads. Took 3 or 4 days to fix that.
The heat had never been right, but last year it was totally cold. This took 3 trips to repair. I think 3 actuator door motors and the complete dash control unit were replaced. It still doesn't heat like it should. Previous Devilles would start throwing heat in a few blocks - this one is slow to heat up.
One tire pressure monitor was bad, but I think this is because the car has one miss-matched wheel/tire on it - one from a salvage probably. Seems like there was something else, but don't remember.
Ah, pulled the file. Front impact sensor bad. Left outside mirror directional signal out, replaced and painted entire mirror (this was bad when we bought the car). Oh, looks like a previous pressure monitor was replaced. Loose switch on memory seats.
Cadillac history indicates before we bought it, it had a leaking water pump replaced, resurfaced all 4 disk and replaced front pads and put one new tire on it (driven low on air and ruined). I think this was done at dealership after they bought at auction and before we bought. I've had to replace a tire. I think whoever leased the car ignored tire pressures.
It had 37,000 when we bought it in 9/2007. Has about 53,000 now.
I consider this about average for a Cadillac. I have an extended ($2,000+) warranty on this car because Cadillacs scare me to death, especially the Northstar head gasket problems and general electronic complication problems. But the wife wants a Cadillac. I've got a little over 2 years and 22,000 miles or so left on the warranty. When it's out, the car will be sold.
Probably have to buy another for the wife, but I don't want to keep a Cadillac without a warranty.
#2515 of 2634 re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]
May 26, 2010 (6:55 pm)
P.S. Yes, the $16.5 is high. A couple of days ago I look at the KBB prices of mine, seemed like it was abou $9,000 trade and $13,000 retail. I would think they would jump on an offer of $13-14,000 for this car. They probably don't have more than $9,000 in it, still giving them a lot of profit at the above numbers.
Offer $12,000 and buy an extended GMAC extended warranty (if available).
May 30, 2010 (3:13 pm)
Did my postings scare you totally away?
#2517 of 2634 Re: chrisptown [bolivar]
May 30, 2010 (4:31 pm)
They gave me some pause. we are at $15.5 right now, haven't discussed my PA trade. The '05 Deville was "Certified" in Apr. '08. was in service 11/04. has 51k right now/ the dealer is telling me it is covered bumper to bumper til 11/10. I thought only the power train is covered til 11/10.? do you know? The veh. has everything i want--XM Sat., m/roof. heated and cooled.seats (need the heat here in Maine) I should know by wed. if it is a go. i could still go either way.
#2518 of 2634 Re: chrisptown [chrisptown1]
May 31, 2010 (12:04 am)
If it's a Cadillac 'certified' this would be a bumper-to-bumper, just like a new car. Don't take dealer's word. Get a printout showing the coverage. They can pull this from their computer, showing the coverage date and milage. But per what you said, this is only 6 more months of coverage.
The GM power train coverage started in 2006, about August. It is for 5 years, 100,000 miles. I don't think that Cadillac would have this coverage.
As I said, I would look into getting a GMAC extended warranty if I bought this car.
Here is where I got mine http://www.gmoutlet.com/p&hfee.html
Black Pontiac Cadillac, Our 48th Year
3929 Admiral Peary Highway
Ebensburg, Pa. 15931
877-472-9550 Toll Free
This was cheapest place I could find in 2008. But I don't know if they will cover a 5 1/2 year old Cadillac.
#2519 of 2634 2000 Deville DHS - Rear AC blows hot air
Jun 04, 2010 (6:03 pm)
In January 2009, I acquired a very low mileage (22,000) DHS. Beautiful, smooth quiet car. I do have an issue with the rear air-conditioning - it blows hot air regardless of thermostat settings front or rear. Front AC works like a champ.
Can anyone give me a clue of what the problem might be? and what it might cost to repair?
#2520 of 2634 1996 Inspection problem
Jun 05, 2010 (8:28 am)
I have a big problem tring to get my car inspected. The computor keeps throwing O2 codes. We have replaced 2 that have been said to be the prob. One under the motor and the other a bit farther back around the area of the drivers seat.
The dash pc says to check the Emissions system. Tha air cleaner is fine and the motor is running well. It had a vaccum leak but got that fixed. We done the EGR valve. Checked the PCV also. We had a water leak problem but ended up using that liquid glass stuff. It was not blowing out the tail pipe. I thought the prob was the radiator. Replaced that , the hoses, and some belts.We cancel the pc codes drive it a bit and the light comes back on. When the light is out the AC works , but when its on it goes to "econ" and doesn't... Oh we had heater core prob too. We by passed it temporarily, tell we have other things working. Its not losing water now the temp is staying normal. Oh we also replaced the Thermostate too. Its got near 200,000 miles.
HELP I am at lose to fix this thing and can't replace a car now. the inspections been out a month now and I'm on borrowed time . Becky
#2521 of 2634 Re: 1996 Inspection problem [rebeccat]
Jun 05, 2010 (2:12 pm)
Many times an O2 codes does not mean the O2 sensor is bad. I means the O2 sensor is 'sensing' either a rich or lean condition. Which mean the problem is somewhere else.
You've thrown a lot of money at the problem. It might be time to find a good Cadillac mechanic and see what he can find.
But just for something else to look at - on old Northstar motor the rubber tube that goes into the intake will sometimes rot out at the bottom, where you can not see it. This is a large black tube. With addional air coming into the motor here, you will get a lean running car all the time. I think it's quite a disassembly job to repair this. But you should be able to fill around at the bottom of the tube and see if its bad.
#2522 of 2634 Re: chrisptown [bolivar]
Jun 06, 2010 (8:04 am)
WELL, i bite the bullett, ended up paying $15.K fioor the '05, took del. thurs. finish is flawless. leather seats are firmer than my Pk. av. were, but they may be better for support. have the bumper to bumper til 11/30. this yr. then i bought a GMAC ext. covering to $75k. it has 50k now. ...Anyway have issue already--have a noise coming from right fr. suspension. on list of the dealers pre sale work was a right fr. strut. do they do it? did the 370 mi. trip from dealer to my house develop something new? i know it should be covered, but nearest Caddy dealer is 120 mi. away.l
#2523 of 2634 A/C blows hot through the defroster vents and floor vents
Jun 06, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I am having problems with the air conditioning system. When I turn on the air, it comes through the defroster vents, but it is not cold. I was told that there was a way of turning it back on by using the buttons on the stereo(factory). The a/c compressor does not turn on at all. My question is this, is there a way to "turn it back on" by using the stereo buttons? The a/c worked when I first bought the car last November. Then one day I was playing with the stereo, trying to figure out how to change the clock and then it just quit working and now the blower sends nothing but hot air through the defroster vents and the floor vents. Can you help me out?