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#59 of 167 Fleetwood maintenance
Apr 29, 2005 (6:19 am)
This is all from experience on my 1995 Fleetwood Brougham (triple black) and my other Cadillacs which total 4 at present.
1. change the plug wires along with the plugs at 100K miles. Your localACDelco parts store has "lifetime warranty" wires. Keep your box and receipt!
2. Change the water pumb by aound 120,000 miles at the LATEST. I won't give much of a warning of when it's about to al, and when (not if) it does, it will ruin the "optispark" distributor that is right below it.
3. Most of these cars came with factory engine oil coolers, these lines will eventually leak, Their expensive to replace, but cabe easilty done.
4. Your gas gauge wil lie to you from day 1. the sender retails for 440, but if you make friends with the parts guy (I HIGHLY recommend this ou can get for 330, plus labor to install.
5. keep up with your steering, if thelinkages get loose, you'll get wierd sterring issues.
6. lubricate the "steering stops" at each oil change to reduce or eliminate hte "clunk" you can get if you cock the swheel all the way over when going in or out the driveway.
Check with your local GM dealers on their GM Goodwrence lifetime warranty repairs. "Goodwrench shops" have the lifetime warranty on CERTAIN items, like shocks, AC compressors, EGR valves!, etc, but not on everything!. CHECK OUT THE COVERED PARTS LIST, Soem tiems are NOT covered, especially "wear" items like brake parts. Stay away from the dealers on brake repairs, they cost almost double in some areas and I'm still trying to get the dealer to keep their 4 axle brake job mo my 2000 Eldorado from squealing!.
The Yokahama tires are doing nicely on my car. The problem is that both Goodyear and Michelin who made the OE tires for this car have stopped making the 235-70-15 tire in whitewall! I do not recommend 235-75-15 because your handling will suffer! While the yokos are ok, I'm still looking for a T or H rated 235-70-15 tire for this car (and my 1968 DeVille conv which I run the same size on). Sears used to offer a Michelin T rated, lasted 7 years on my 1968, but again nowadays, BLACKWALL only!
Anybody who finds a good white wall for this car, please post!
Yopu'll fine that the front bumper top paint might bake in the sun (mine did) and that the top of the grey moldings that go around the waistline of the entire car will bake (mine did too) and that the top of the door (where it meets the vindow) will also bake. Thsea all happenned on my car, but they can all be painted. I did the bumper top, and the waist linee moldings, I'm still getting a price on the door top moldings. Also the trim at the base of the vinyl top at the rear will bake off too. I had that done. My 166,000 mile car look nearly brand new as a result :
#60 of 167 Re: Fleetwood maintenance [cadillacmike]
Apr 30, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Why will the handling suffer with 235-75-15 tires? We're currently trying to figure out what size tire to get as replacements, either to stick with the stock 235-70-15 or go with the slightly taller 235-75-15's that fill out the wheel well better and is an easy to find size. Furthermore, our '92 Roadmaster had new 235-75-15's on it when we bought it and they seem to make that car feel better at times than the FW.
Yet, we keep going back and forth on the issue. My father originally was going to put the 75's on just because he liked how they looked on his Buick and thought the 70's just look too small for such a big tank of a car. Now he isn't sure what he likes. I still want to go with the 75's, and have been told by a few people who have done the same, that they not only fit perfectly, but the extra sidewall makes the car ride even better. The speedo will be off by about 2mph (I already calculated it with a tool on a website), but that's very minor.
What Yoko's do you have? In addition to the size, we're also trying to decide on a brand to buy too. The car currently has a set of Atlas Pinnacle's on it that are getting quite worn down and are VERY loud on the road.
#61 of 167 83 cadillac fleetwood
Apr 30, 2005 (9:51 pm)
having problems with fuel system yesterday it was only feeding fuel to one side of the carbaurator car sais it has electronic fuel injection now its not getting any fuel i am thinking its the engine computer does any one know how right or wrong i may be thank you for any help you may have for me
#62 of 167 Re: 83 cadillac fleetwood [madircgod]
May 03, 2005 (6:01 am)
Well, you do have a carbureter on an '83, but I'm not sure what the problem might be. Maybe time for a rebuilt or cleaned carb??
May 08, 2005 (6:29 pm)
I have a 1989 fleetwood 4.5 litre,it has a sensor on the trans fluid line.This sensor is broken but I can't seem to find one,or even what the name of this is.Noone seems to know what this is or what it does,can I bypass this?If I do what will happen? can someone help me I am tired of walking.
#64 of 167 Re: Hard starting [beach15]
May 12, 2005 (6:32 pm)
Door is 1/8 inch low. Bottom of interior door panel is rubbing on the door frame just enough to mar the plastic. Door never did look right to me from 23k miles when I bought it.
#65 of 167 Re: 95 fleetwood (IM A NEW GUY) [3caddies]
May 12, 2005 (6:36 pm)
Yup, mine just keep running at 223,000 miles. Needs plugs, wires and I suppose a water pump just to be safe. The plastic chromed spears on all 4 fenders are 'bubbled' but the ones on the doors are fine.
#66 of 167 Re: 95 fleetwood (IM A NEW GUY) [billynugz]
May 12, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Sounds like mine after sitting out on a damp wet night. Definately spark plug wires. imho
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#68 of 167 dashboard repair
Jun 21, 2005 (5:01 pm)
my darn knee hits the corner of the dashboard on my '93 Brougham, and it has cracked it down to the foam. Any ideas on how to repair this, or who to take it to wouild be most appreciated.
Thanks. Anyone else have this problem?