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Cadillac Fleetwood

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  • ebbersebbers Posts: 6
    $5 for a 50 cent part is not bad when you consider paying $350 for the whole assembly. If i can find a helpful dealership as you did, I'll owe you big time.

    P.S. Is it true that the larger engine in the 1995 is both more powerful AND more economical? I get 18 around town and 27 on the highway (with the A/C compressor on, and 2 more MPG with it off).
  • 19901990 Posts: 2
    I NEED HELP ANY BODY HAVE MY PROBLEM? I HAVE THE 307 OLDS ENGINE, WHEN I START UP THE MOTOR IDLES GREAT. AFTER WARM UP IT STARTS TO SHUTTER, SHUT OFF AND RESTART IT IDLES GREAT AGAIN.
    CHANGED CARB & PLUGS , WIRES AND CAP AND ROTOR ARE ONLY 20,000
    MILES OLD. EVERY TIME I RESART ENGINE IDLES GREAT FOR 5 MINUTES OR SO. PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You might want to cross-post this in our Idle or Stalling Problems discussion. Let me give you a tip, though - take you caps lock off. Posting in all caps makes your message hard to read and it comes across as though you are yelling. Good luck, hope we can help.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Wow, that stinks. Those chrome panels on the BOTTOM are very expensive to replace and, if I'm not mistaken, have actually gone out of production (they typically make the parts longer than they make the car), so the only way to get them is via a one-off dealer that just happens to have one laying around, or, most likely, a salvage yard.

    I'll keep my eyes out on the net and post if I find anything. In the meantime, here's a GREAT site to search lots and lots of salvage yards for specific parts:
    http://www.car-part.com/
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    If you're talking about the LT1 350 V8 in the '94-96 models, then yes, it is quite a bit more powerful, but not more economical. MPG ratings are virtually identical to the '93 and its older TBI 350.

    I have a '93 too, with the 350 TBI engine and while it's only rated at 185 horses (REALLY pathetic for such a large engine), it runs and sounds like silk, and has some SERIOUS guts to it, when asked. It sure does move--which has always made me think that the LT1-powered newer ones really must be as amazing as everyone says they are.

    That said, I've been extremely satsified, and am currently looking at buying ANOTHER '93 to give our current white one a friend, and give me a car to get back and fourth b/w college and home next year.
  • Hello,
    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.
    Tim
  • 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
  • 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.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    Here's a GREAT site to find virtually any part you can think of, in salvage yards nationwide:

    http://www.car-part.com/

    You should be able to find everything you need there, after a bit of searching and maybe a couple phone calls to get specifics.
  • 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."
  • 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.
    Mike
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    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.
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    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.

    The specs:
    1995 Fleetwood Brougham
    -Marblehead Metallic w/ Light Neutral leather
    -118k miles
    -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 :blush:
  • 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

    Denise
  • I just saw one on ebay while I was looking for a center console for my 95 fleetwood. I got the item number for you, it is 8027871340. Good Luck , Denise
  • a3da3d Posts: 11
    Hi, I would like opinions on a 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham I am considering buying with 32,000 miles on the odometer. I borrowed this car for a week last summer and it performed flawlessly on a camping trip to Wilderness State Park near the Straits of Mackinac. That's approx. 350 miles from my home in SW Michigan and it carried my family of 5 plus all our camping gear, including cooking supplies and a 10x12 screen tent without a problem up and back. And with a style and grace I haven't experienced before, I might add.

    This car is beautiful inside and out with still-shiny paint, a pristine vinyl top and gorgeous leather interior. Everything works-keyless entry, all power switches, load-leveler rear (no leaks I could see over 7 days) and not a hiccup from the 5.7 Liter V8.

    With only 32,000 miles on the odometer, however, I wonder about the various seals and gaskets and if some of them might have aged enough during the past eleven years or so with so little driving to cause some problems. I will, of course have my mechanic go over the car before I plunk down my money, but I would appreciate any opinions/experiences anyone can give me about what we should be looking at in terms of replacement in a Fleetwood in this condition.

    I appreciate any advice anyone can give me. Thanks! :confuse:
  • a3da3d Posts: 11
    You can see a photo of the Fleetwood at our campsite at Wilderness State park: Fleetwood "camper"

    We DID turn some heads when we pulled in amongst all the SUVs, trucks and RVs! :)

    P.S. The whitewalls carry the name, "NAIL GUARD"...

    A3D
  • a3da3d Posts: 11
    We heard from the private sellers of the Fleetwood that they would accept 7K even for it. They said the water pump has been replaced.

    Please forgive me for my frustration, but in the last two weeks my two beloved Oldsmobiles (each running beautifully on the GM 3800 engine with over 140K on each) have been totaled and I am now faced with replacing them.

    A3D
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hi. I see that we don't seem to have any Fleetwood folks to help you at the moment. Someone may still chime in, but in the meantime, you might want to post in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion to see what those folks think of the deal.

    Be SURE to follow the posting format just above the post box so that they have all the information they need. And don't be shy about reposting if you don't get an answer right away.

    Good luck and let us know what happens.
  • sls002sls002 Posts: 2,788
    I don't own one of these, so my comments are probably not worth much. The big question on the mileage is when they put the miles on. That is about 3000 miles per year or 250 miles per month. So the question is have they been driving the car steady since it was new, or has it been parked for the last few years? If your mechanic does not find any leaks, then once you start driving it more, it should be OK. I would query your mechanic on this though.

    This car should be easy to service and repair as there is plenty of room under the hood and the rear wheel drive puts the engine and transmission where they are easy to get at.
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