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#2609 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 19, 2012 (1:26 am)
Adding to my previous message....
A $200 deductible for each repair is a little steep for me, especially considering how many things have been repaired on this car. And, even with all the repairs, with only a $50 deductible, the current extended warranty probably hasn't been a good deal, I probably haven't covered its cost.
So, when my current extended warranty ends, I'm probably going to get rid of this Deville. My wife still wants a Cadillac, and is now making noises about an Escalade, which I dis-favor even more than her Devilles we have owned in the past. I've proposed selling her Deville and my Corvette and buying a Cadillac CTS-V. This still gives her a Cadillac and me a killer fast car. But she thinks it's 'too small'. Loves her tanks.
And, to the GM rep that responded, I don't have any problem with the repairs as done. I do think Cadillac has long had a design problem with the regulator on its sedans. For years and years. And they knew about it and did nothing about it with a re-designed system. I've just read too much about regulator failures on the 1999 (whatever the years of the last Deville re-design) thru at least my year, 2005, having multiple, and early failure of the windows. And the cable that breaks not being changed or strengthened.
Also acone, I know that the regulator can be bought from several venders on eBay for about $45 dollars, without the motor.
I live in a small town. We lost our CAdillac dealership a couple of years ago. They just were not selling enough new cars for Cadillac to allow them to retain the dealership. I think they probably closed a lot of smaller Caddy dealership across the state. There may only be dealers in Okla City and Tulsa across the state. But since they still have the GM truck distributership, they can repair Cadillacs and honor the GMPP extended warranty I have. They cannot do new car warranty, but no problem with the extended warranty.
#2610 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 19, 2012 (5:04 am)
Good deal, just offering my two cents worth of assistance. BTW, what type of extended warranty coverage comes with a $200 deductible (seems extrmemly high to me)? SFC A.C
#2611 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [acones]
Apr 20, 2012 (1:50 am)
I looked yesterday and could not find my note about the warranty. It might still be a GMPP, what the current one is. Or not a top-line GMPP version. Note that this car, a 2005, is now 8 years old, based a build date of mid-2004. I've got to buy this new warranty at least one month before the current one runs out (in June, I think). The salesman pushed me hard to cancel the current one NOW, receiving some refund money and buying the new one. Of course giving him $2,400 and a fat commission right now. Kind of like 'Are you going to buy a car today?'.
A better approach probably would be to keep the $2,400 in my pocket, find a good independent mechanic for any future work. If future repairs start to approach $2,000, dump the car quickly. This would still be a money-saving option.
#2612 of 2634 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [bolivar]
Apr 20, 2012 (5:02 am)
Bolivar, are you familiar with any of these other 3rd party warranty offers we see on TV? After completing a good amount of work on my '01 DeVille I think I might need to look into paying for a good warranty coverage myself. SFC A.C
#2613 of 2634 Msg 2607 by Acones
May 09, 2012 (10:21 pm)
#2614 of 2634 Re: Msg. 2607 by Acones 2005 Deville
May 09, 2012 (10:31 pm)
I am trying to contact ACONES regarding 2005 Deville rear drivers side window regulator replacement and/or replacement of the motor. This was discussed previously in msg. 2607 dated Apr 28, 2012, to Boliver. Instructions were offered if one would provide their good email address. I would like to request instructions be emailed to Kay45flightline.com, attn: Lecus. Thank you very much for your help.
#2615 of 2634 Re: Hello and... [L8_Apex]
May 10, 2012 (12:37 pm)
Just an FYI i had a 99 with the same stupid window regulator issues.. I found a parts salvage site online and purchased the window motors, keeping the old regulators, drilled out the rivets and replaced the motors with motors from a Toyota Camry.. they fit right in.. and still worked after the car caught fire.. So i know its gotta be a Government Motors issue..
Aside from your windows issues..
Here is the list of my issues with mine before it caught fire..
1. Replaced the power window motors after the dealer gave me an estimate of 1K dollars a window.. HA! No wonder they went out of business!
2. Replaced the exhaust with Flowmasters since the stock exhaust rotted off.
3. Replaced the thermostat twice (Yes i used the Tablets of conditioner)
4. Replaced the brakes
5. Replaced the torque converter
6. Replaced the Tires with Vogue Tyre's
7. Replaced the power seat motor and had the seat refilled with foam due to leaning
8. Replaced the wheel bearings
9. Replaced the Ball Joint bushings
At 71K miles the Car started to over heat. I was told that the head gasket was fine.. I never saw water in the Oil, or coolant.
10. I replaced the Radiator with a High Flow Dragster triple core aluminum radiator.
11. I added to the stock Fan, one that was 3050CFM
12. I hard wired the second Fan to the ignition switch.
13. I replaced the stock radio after it broke, and found out i had to rewire the alarm system. YAY for Great idea! Who ever thought this was a good idea should be slapped!
14. Replaced the head lights due to deterioration in the plastic which caused them to yellow badly.
After all the steps to make this car a joy, and i loved this car..
I traded in a 1999 Corolla with 325K miles for this car which had 58K miles on it when i bought it. The corolla had everything, all things worked, no issues EVER with anything in the 325K miles.. (exception of a clutch)
At 91K miles my Cadillac caught fire on the highway. I was trapped in the middle lane in NYC traffic, it was raining, and the dead of summer.. i had my fan on and watched the temp climb. Without a way to the side of the road i got out of the car.. and watched as the hood charred and the fire melted the plastic components..
91K miles, not 191K or 291K miles, No at 91K miles my Cadillac Caught FIRE.. I have since replaced it with a Toyota Sienna, which although not nearly as comfortable.. Everything works, and things that break don't have a dealership that costs two arms for part and both legs for service..
If i were you i would sell it, get a Lexus.. They are as such that you will pay it off and drive it another 200K miles before you have to replace a single thing..
#2616 of 2634 Re: Hello and... [kitcloudkick3r]
May 14, 2012 (11:27 pm)
I've got an extended warranty on the 2005. Each of the 4 motors cost me the $50 deductible on the warranty.
I've replaced the driver power window motor on a 97 Deville. Just get the door panel off and it's right there. Take 3 bolts out, I think, and replaced it with a Siemens brand motor bought at a parts house.
I don't know about a rear one. Take the door panel off and look around.
If I'm replying to the wrong person about the window motor, sorry, but just read about it here.
#2617 of 2634 Our 2005 Deville
May 14, 2012 (11:41 pm)
Oh, another repair.
Right rear shock started leaking oil. I thought it was brake fluid, so it being the shock was a easier problem than a caliper, or whatever.
I had the dealer look at it when the last window regulator was being installed, and they told me it was a shock. Told me it was $375 for the pair - I don't know if this was just parts or parts and labor.
This is just the 'regular' air self leveling shocks. Not the ones with electronic controls embedded. I found on Amazon, $61.30, including shipping, for the PAIR, Monroe brand. The upper tube is a little bigger than stock, but it is not hitting on anything, the air nozzle was exactly the same - overall a perfect fit.
I did the replacement myself. The air line just clips on and off. Top is inside the trunk behind the carpet. Bottom is two bolts. Jacked up the car, got a bottle jack to raise the rear suspension a little so the shock was not 'loaded' and this was about the simplest shock replace I've done. Did one side at a time, didn't even get both wheels off the ground at the same time.
Shocks are maintenance items, so it was not covered under my extended warranty.
#2618 of 2634 And Another 2005 Deville Repair
Jun 16, 2012 (11:29 am)
This car just continues to break.
Latest, after all 4 window regulators being replaced in the last 18 months, the left rear window again stopped working.
I was hoping for a lose connector from the previous repair.
But this time it was the electronic 'module' in the door. I think the electronics is needed for the auto-down feature on a window.
Another $50 deductible and it's fixed. Warranty expired last of July. This car is needing to go away after that.