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#90 of 167 Seeking advice about 1993 Fleetwood
Oct 30, 2005 (7:05 pm)
Last week I bought a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood. It is in excellent condition throughout, everything works, but it has 140,000 miles on the odometer. The people I bought it from said they are mostly highway miles. I paid $3350 for it. My question is: what maintanance should I do on this vehicle to keep it running well? It seems totally fine at the moment, perfect actually! I plan to use this vehicle as a daily driver to and from work. (60 miles round trip on the highway) Should I bring it to a mechanic and have anything replaced or changed? How do you take care of a vinyl top? Thank you in advance for your kind advice.
Oct 31, 2005 (1:18 pm)
Yea so I just bought a 95 fleetwood.I need a dashboard.Does anyone know or have any suggestions where I could find a dashboard,aftermarket or whatever.Ive tryed to look one up with no results.Any help would be much appreciated........Thanks
#92 of 167 Re: 1995 fleet dashboard [ninteyfiveflet]
Nov 02, 2005 (6:40 pm)
To find a dashboard, have you tried auto salvage yards (junkyards)? I am sure that more than just a 1995 model year would have a dashboard that fits. And some of these salvage yards are tied into computer applications that find parts across the country. Just use your yellow pages and call a few to see if they have either a 1993-95 dashboard or if they have a parts locator application.
Nov 06, 2005 (3:58 pm)
Here's a GREAT site to find virtually any part you can think of, in salvage yards nationwide:
You should be able to find everything you need there, after a bit of searching and maybe a couple phone calls to get specifics.
#94 of 167 Chirp chirp from 1993 Fleetwood
Nov 09, 2005 (4:11 pm)
derfl wrote: "Part 9666748" for rear window.
I reply: Yep, my dealer found that specific part at a nearby Chevrolet dealer for $4.44 plus tax. It was not an exact match for the original part, but it fit nicely and looks stronger than the original. I put the door panel back on and now the window works as good as new. Thanks very much for the tip!!!!
Does anyone have experience with my other problem, a "chirp chirp" from the serpentine belt? It went away when I treated it with belt dressing, but then I learned that these new belts are ruining by belt dressing. Expensive lesson. It also goes away when I spray a touch of WD40 on a certain rusty-looking pulley.
To add to the situation, my 1997 Suburban with the same 5.7L engine now has begun the "chirp chirp."
#96 of 167 Radio suddenly stopped working in 1993 Fleetwood
Dec 10, 2005 (6:27 pm)
Does anyone have an experience where your radio stopped working and the antenna didn't go up? My mechanic said it could be the radio itself or some module in the antenna control. For several weeks it simply displayed the same time on the clock, but today the clock started working, and antenna went up, and I could tune in a radio station. But then, bizarrly, I could not turn it off! That situation lasted for a couple of minutes and then it went back to not working.If I didn't know better, I say there were gremlins in the radio.
If I have to replace the radio, I'll get one with a CD player.
#97 of 167 Re: Radio suddenly stopped working in 1993 Fleetwood [ebbers]
Dec 11, 2005 (8:24 am)
Definately not a problem I've ever heard of, but it sounds like some kind of an electrical short in the wires somewhere--either in the power to the radio or inside the radio itself.
Do you ever notice it not working/working properly again when you go over bumps? A lot of times similar issues will happen in cars when and if the grounds are bad/faulty, something that's been happening for a while now with the rear speakers in our '92 Roadmaster--they'll flicker off and on over bumps in the road.
#98 of 167 Just to liven it up a bit in here...
Dec 29, 2005 (8:43 pm)
Just to get things refreshed a bit in here, thought I might add that I'm close to buying Fleetwood #2! Just happened to stumble upon a '95 Brougham when on the net a couple weeks ago that was at a used car dealer VERY close to where we live. Went and drove it last week, and fell in love.
1995 Fleetwood Brougham
-Marblehead Metallic w/ Light Neutral leather
-Only options are the Brougham package, locking fuel door, and a full size spare
-Blackwalls (UGLY), but they're still a pretty fresh set of Michelins all around, so that's not a real biggie
-In BEAUTIFUL shape, and even nicer than our '93, which I always regarded as next to immaculate
-$4995 internet cash price
Drove nicer than my '93, and even felt tighter despite the slightly higher mileage (118k vs. 103k on our current one), and the price is well within my budget. Always wanted one of my own, since the '93 was technically just bought by my father for my brother and I to have a nice "to school" ride.
Here's a couple pics, too:
'95 Marblehead FWB
Love the LT1 and the beautiful color combo...just need to get a few last minute insurance and banking things cleared up, then hopefully there will be 2 in the driveway
#99 of 167 Re: Chirp chirp from 1993 Fleetwood [ebbers]
Jan 05, 2006 (4:51 pm)
I was having the same problem we tried belt dressing and it got much much louder so we changed the serpentine belt, we noticed the belt had some wear but just in one area. The belt we took off wasn't that old so we are going to watch it and if it does it again we will investigate further (check pulleys etc) so far it is working fine. Man doesn't this car HAUL IT? My friends all pick at me asking my why I'm driving that big old car but I love it. I usually give them a ride when they have to bring thier NEW cars to the shop for repairs LOL