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#2599 of 2634 Re: 1998 blown head gasket on cadillac deville [bolivar]
Feb 14, 2012 (2:09 pm)
I have a 98 Deville with 90,000 miles and I started to lose coolant, took it in to a dealer and they said it was a blown head gasket. I think you are right about needing a class action suit with Cadillac. All I ever read about the Northstar engine is that it is suppose to be the best, now at 90,000 the engine blows...that is not right. Anyone have any suggestions? It is a very expensive problem on a very expensive car!
#2600 of 2634 Re: 1998 blown head gasket on cadillac deville [bb2012]
Feb 16, 2012 (1:52 am)
Sell it to salvage. A 98 isn't worth a head gasket repair.
#2601 of 2634 '01 DeVille Valve Gasket Cover
Apr 12, 2012 (2:24 pm)
Just wondering if replacing the valve gasket covers on my '01 DeVille (base) w/ 76,000mi on it is a job I can or should do myself, or if I should pay the $875 (including replacing all 8 spark plugs) is worth it? If it is a job I can do with my moderate DIY skill set does anyone have any tricks of the trade to share with me? Thanks in advance.
#2602 of 2634 Re: '01 DeVille Valve Gasket Cover [acones]
Apr 18, 2012 (1:44 am)
The back 4 spark plugs will be quite a chore to replace.
Why are you replacing the valve cover gaskets? I've not heard much of anyone having leaks there....
#2603 of 2634 2005 Deville Latest Repair
Apr 18, 2012 (2:02 am)
Just to keep everyone on this forum informed.... Back in time I've related the various repairs on my wife's 2005 Cadillac Deville, which now has a little less than 61,000 miles.
Just replaced the window regulator in the passenger window.
This now makes the 4th of 4 window regulators replaced in the last 20 months. Hopefully, with this one, there are now no more remaining to break.
Obviously a terrible design fault, and something that makes Cadillac a lot of money in replacement parts. And labor for your local dealer. The part is something like $250 or so.
What I understand, the failure is on a plastic cable that pulls the window up and down. Actually, it probably moves the 'X' shaped regulation skeleton. As I understand, the cable breaks where it is attached to a metal connector. Cable isn't replaceable, the whole regulator assembly is replaced. Guess we are lucky the motor isn't also part of this. I watched the parts man take forever finding the regulator to order. I asked if there was a problem, and he said he was looking to see if the motor was included. I said on the other 3 that failed, the motor wasn't included, just get a right front window regulator ordered in.
Oh, and looking at the receipt, it looks like something called a 'locking regulator' might have been replaced. I'm going to call and ask about this. The only problem I knew about was the lock/unlock button on the passenger door was 'slow'. Sometimes had to push multi times or hold it down. Only know this because I ride in the car mostly, and the wife has it programmed so the only door that opens when she puts it in park is the drivers door. Keeps the roving bad guys from jumping into her car when she stops it.... According to her.
Another $50 deductable for this/these repair/s. For all the things that have broken, I'm probably still underwater on this extended warranty deal...
#2604 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 18, 2012 (6:24 am)
WEll here is latest on my '05 Deville,with 82,000,1)rear brake line rusted out,parts & labor$455.,rf wheel bearing parts& labor $471., oil leak, fr. axle seal leaking $168. parts & labor. oil pan leak around the pan bolts,parts & labor332. my ext. warr. ended at 75k. ouch
#2605 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 18, 2012 (7:23 am)
I'm sorry to read that you have had so many difficulties with the window regulators in your Deville. Was all of this done with one of our dealerships? Please contact us at socialmediagm.com if you should have further difficulties with the window regulators.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#2606 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [chrisptown1]
Apr 18, 2012 (7:24 am)
How is everything running after getting these repairs done, chrisptown1?
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#2607 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 18, 2012 (7:37 am)
In the recent past you have helped me out a lot with information regarding repairs to my '01 DeVille and I see that you're having some of the same issues I've had in the past. As far as the window regulators are concerned I too have replaced all regulators at least once & even twice on the rear passenger side window (for a total of five regulators). I was able to get the regulator for much cheaper on-line compared to dealer prices (believe I paid $65 brand new with motor as oppose to the $250 the dealer wanted). I was also able to complete the install myself in just over an hour (even the dealer claimed it was extensive). Send me a good email address and I'll forward you the step by step instructions with photos I used to replace the regulator(s). I know this is probably too little too late, but I have the information if you need it. SFC A.C
#2608 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [acones]
Apr 18, 2012 (11:33 pm)
Sgt., I've not done any of the regulator replacements, as I noted, I've got an extended warranty with $50 deductible. I don't have much problem paying the $50 and letting them pay for it.
My extended warranty ends in June or so. I've already talked with the dealer that sold me the current one. They will sell another one, but it will be for $2,400 with a $200 deductible.