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  • teeny1fr
    teeny1fr - 2005 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2011
    What do i do about the tbs listings
    • Bill
      7/7/2011 Bill
      These items should be covered under warranty. Since dealership is aware of the problems they may be able to do something on them even if out of warranty. Recalls are a safety problem in most cases and are done in or out of warranty period..
      7/9/2011 teeny1fr
      We bought the car 2 months ago and it has 43,000 miles. We have no warranty. I don't know what recourse I have. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2011
    Where is the expansion valve 92 caddy deville a.c
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/7/2011 HouseCallAuto
      I am sure that if there is a fault code stored in the computer that says you need a refrigerant charge that until that code is erased manually by you the compressor will not function. I believe that is your cause for it not taking the charge. Follow the procedure in the provided link and don't be intimidated by it because it is easy. Just felt rather than me try to explain and type for 40 minutes that I let you read what is already neatly prepared for many to read.
      7/7/2011 owatkins44
      i have a question 95 jimmy at 65 when you let up on gas pedal come out of fourth gear what wrong automatic Tran fix three years ago thank
      7/7/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Open a new thread for your question owatkins44
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Does not use an expansion valve. has an inline orifice tube and an accumulator / drier, evaporator, compressor and condensor, and obviously a compressor. what is the problem?
      7/6/2011 owatkins44
      will not take a charge
  • LeeA_G
    LeeA_G - 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 7/6/2011
    How do I change the fuel pump, fuel filter etc.
    89,500 original miles. It kept hesitating on a drive back home then died. Tried to start and it was as if it wasn't getting any fuel.
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/6/2011
    92 caddy ac will not charge
    car will not take freon new drier an line filter vacuum it out could the evaporator or condenser be plug charging gauge go into the red about 300 lbs
  • Chrissy
    Chrissy - 1996 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/5/2011
    Service emissions system.
    when I first start car up it displays and then later goes off after I start driving. Is that light indicating there is a part that needs replacing or does that mean I need a catalytic converter?
    • yboy82
      7/5/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose first your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what the stored trouble code is. The extracted trouble code will help you find the fault of the service emission system light.
  • Neil Smith
    Neil Smith - 1990 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/5/2011
    2002 Toyota Solara Timing Chain Replacement - Is it Required?
    Just replaced the battery for my 2002 Toyota Solara SLE V6 (3.0 V6). Car has 107,000+ miles. Toyota service said I should have replaced the timing chain, gaskets, seals, water pump at 90,000 tune up. $356.00 just for the timing chain replacement plus more for ...
    • Jimm
      7/5/2011 Jimm
      The 3.0L V6 in your Toyota Solara has a Timing Belt, and Toyota recommends replacing the Timing Belt at the 90,000 Mile Service. It is inexpensive in relation to a new or rebuilt engine due to the sudden failure of an un-serviced timing belt.
      It is a good idea to replace the water pump and the belt tensioner at the same time. If the front engine seals are leaking, or even seeping oil, replace them at the same time as well.
  • henry
    henry - 2005 Cadillac Escalade - Preventive Maintenance - 6/27/2011
    Excesive heat when on long drives!
    When I drive my 2005 Escalade on the highway or on long drives, there's this excesive heat from the pedal area on the driver side. it makes it very very unconfortable to drive. what could it be? all gates look normal.
    • yboy82
      6/27/2011 yboy82
      2005 Cadillac Escalade Equipment Service Bulletin 35069
      NHTSA: Action Number: 10025770 Service Bulletin Number: 35069

      Report Date:
      Sep 05, 2008Component:

      Summary: Some customers may comment on various hvac concerns including temperature doors defaulting to full hot position or unable to obtain defrost position. *pe
  • mama2don
    mama2don - 1997 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/26/2011
    My car will start for a few seconds then dies, that messages on dash are all - - - symbols, radio won't trun on,
    power seats won't work, keyless remote won't work.. What could be the problem??
    • exp.devilleman
      6/26/2011 exp.devilleman
      i would check all the fuses, under the dash and engine compartment first.
  • mur123007
    mur123007 - 1992 Cadillac Brougham - Preventive Maintenance - 6/25/2011
    Rear lights stay on all the time
  • mama2don
    mama2don - 1997 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2011
    Tried resetting says no pcm data no icp data what does this mean?
    • Spoon Sports
      6/24/2011 Spoon Sports
      A great person named Tom can help you

      In order for him to provide you with pictures and and electrical schematic to find and fix your problem.

      PLEASE include your original question(s) and the MAKE-MODEL-YEAR and ENGINE SIZE of your vehicle when you contact him.

      PLEASE tell him if you do your own repairs and or your skill level of auto repair. This is VERY VERY important if he is to able to help you repair your own vehicle.
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/21/2011
    92 caddy a.c wont charge
    been asking a question ac will not take freon could the drier or evaporator be plug thank for all the answers but they are not helping me does anyone know why it wont charge
    0 answer
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/20/2011
    A.c 92 caddy deville wont take freon
    put a new drier an line filter an vacuum out system twice compressor works fine had this done at a garage but it would not take a charge they do not work on them it also held the pressure when they check could the evaporator an condenser be plug thank
    • Spoon Sports
      6/20/2011 Spoon Sports

      Tool Required : J 26549-D Orifice Tube Remover (The Orifice Tube is located in the liquid line, at the evaporator inlet fitting.)

      Remove or Disconnect

      1. Recover refrigerant.
      2. Refrigerant line screw and clip along the center of the engine compartment bulkhead.
      3. High-Pressure liquid line from evaporator inlet pipe assembly.

      Using a J 26549-D orifice tube remover or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, grasp the tip of the expansion tube and remove using a turning motion along with a push-pull motion to loosen the tube.

      If difficulty is encountered during the removal of the expansion tube, carefully apply heat with a heat gun approximately 6.4 mm (1/4 inch) from the dimples on the inlet pipe. Do not overheat.

      Cap opened refrigerant lines to prevent dirt, moisture or other contamination from entering the system.

      Install or Connect

      Swab the inside of the inlet tube with R-11 or equivalent.

      1. A new expansion tube dual O-ring. Coat the O-ring with clean 525 viscosity refrigerant oil prior to installation.
      2. Expansion tube into inlet pipe; insert smaller screen first and push until the tube reaches a firm stop. This indicates proper seating of the O-ring.
      3. High-Pressure liquid line from inlet pipe assembly.

      Inlet line fitting to 24 Nm (18 lb. ft.) .

      1. Refrigerant line screw and clip.
      2. Evacuate and charge system.
      3. Leak test all refrigerant connections.
  • Bill
    • mad@cadi
      6/17/2011 mad@cadi
      try a new gas cap
      6/17/2011 tony
      when its hot out the vapors in gas are more active so try and not fill the tank too full leave room for gas vapors .
  • william mcclaskey
    william mcclaskey - 2003 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/16/2011
    Car has 126000 miles Dealer wants to Replace Constant Velocity Boot on both axles and inner CV Joint Boot on front axle
    Is this nessary? est. cost is $532
    • Bill
      6/16/2011 Bill
      If these axles have never been replaced and boots are torn, more than likely axles need replaced. At the axles with boots are 78.00 each, you need 2. 2 seals for 46.00. If you remove axles to replace boots then same labor to replace axles. Look at and find a shop nearest you that will allow you to bring in your own parts on this website. Or save a bunch by doing yourself since this is a DIY website after all.
      6/16/2011 william mcclaskey
      Thank you for your advice. Do you know anybody in the the 63367 area that can do this less than the dealer?
      6/17/2011 Bill
      Best is to go to find a shop link here and ask for bids. Axle replacement is pretty straight forward so you may want to stop in at a local small used car sales dealer and ask if they have a mechanic or ask friends.
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 6/15/2011
    Ac 1992 caddy deville
    ac 1992 caddy will not take a charge a.c what wrong
    • EG9 K20A3
      6/15/2011 EG9 K20A3
      If there is no refrigerant in the the system and the compressor is not kicking on its not going to suck the freeon . You need to evacuate the system vacuum it and then recharge it .
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