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#385 of 2635 Question for Deville owners
Feb 20, 2001 (9:54 am)
I have a question for 2000/1 Deville owners. I have just under 3000 miles on my '01 DTS and all is well. No problems to report.
The only thing is that about 50% of the time when I start the car up in the morning, the "Check Coolant Level" message appears on the DIC. As soon as I star moving it goes away. I have checked the container for leaks and the level looks right as far as I can tell. Anyone else have this message come up??
I posted this in the "Cadillac Meets Here" Forum so if you answered it there I'll find it. Thanks!
#386 of 2635 Check coolant level
Feb 20, 2001 (4:34 pm)
Philly 7...Same light went on on my '00 DTS. Took it to the dealer and they did find a leak in the system. I'd suggest you have them check it out.
#387 of 2635 Coolant Level
Feb 20, 2001 (7:17 pm)
Had same problem, but coolant level was low. Dealer couldn't find the problem, it has not happened again (so far !!).
Feb 22, 2001 (5:37 pm)
I have a 2000 DHS. As posted here I have had many many problems, but all is fine now except the engine idle. I have complained and complained to the dealer. I have called Cadillac but all they do is call and bother my dealer. I have indicated my disgust on all the satisfaction surveys. Who heard your complaint and gave you the extended warranty? That would help make me a happier camper. I have heard that Cadillac knows exactly what the problem is and have no plans to do anything about it. The engine is set to idle just above the point of stalling. This gives them low emissions and better overall economy. It sucks. I am embarrassed every time I have a passenger in the car and have to come to a stop. The car is so quiet and rides so well that I thought I had a brake vibration. It finally occurred to me that it wasn't the brakes, it was the idle vibration kicking in when the car slowed.
Feb 22, 2001 (5:48 pm)
There are plans on fixing it, but they are working on a few other things like the airbags on the 97-99 models. The main problem is with the crankshaft position sensor and the engine sensor. The '01 models have been corrected out of the factory. They are working on a fix for the 2000 models, it is just taking a long time. It will happen because to many people are complaining about it.
#390 of 2635 Who to call at GM for Engine Idle
Feb 24, 2001 (6:03 pm)
My extended warranty came in a letter from Janet Hawthorne, Customer Relationship Manager. The person you want to reach however is Paul Byther at 313-667-7153. He is a great guy, very helpful and is with the President's office. I intend to call him myself in a week or two to get status on if there is a fix. The 100,000 mile, zero deductible, free extended, non-transferrable warranty was not in any way a release to GM for fixing the problem. Please let us all know how you make out. Perhaps if they start giving away more of these warranties they will finally get the problem fixed. !!
#391 of 2635 To Buy Or Not To Buy?
Feb 27, 2001 (7:36 pm)
That is the question. I'm looking at a 1995 Cadillac Deville STD which has the 4.9L V8 with 99,500 miles on it. Appears to be in great shape. Agreed price with dealer is $8,500. What do you guys think? I know very little about Cads and this would be my first. Thanks in advance.
Feb 27, 2001 (9:36 pm)
Right in the middle of the discussion of my oil burning 95 deville concours with the NORTHSTAR engine, my hard drive crashed. I picked up the old 200 pentium with its 2 gig hard drive and through it out in the backyard. I am now up and running with a new dell pentium 4.
I had the engine replaced under warranty at about 68k and I now have l4lk on this engine and it hauls . I think the 300 hp runs better in the 95 at l4lk than the 300 hp northstar in my 98 concours with 40k. Great rides!!!!!
Feb 27, 2001 (9:43 pm)
As an interstate runnin roadhog, let me tell you about what you might expect if you buy the 95 you are looking at with 99k. About l20k, my 95 concours began to rock and roll on the interstate like a drunken sailor. I discovered the air adjustable struts are a GM patented system and no aftermarket parts will fit. The front struts will cost you $450.00 each and the rear $400.00 each and this with 8.5% sales tax in Tennessee( where I live) will set you back about $2100.00.
That was quite a surprise for me. Understand that if your struts need replacing; it is major money.
#394 of 2635 ADVICE ON 93 Sedan DeVilles
Feb 28, 2001 (3:54 pm)
Looking at a second family car, a very clean and sharp 93 Sedan DeVille with
full carraige roof. Does anyone have any info on specific problems this year
and model may have, or any recall alerts, especially as it is now 7 years old?
New poster, looking forward to conversing herein.