sprucegoose

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Hi guys, well it been quite a while since I posted here!  I do browse now and then, especially to relive great memories of my two Eldos of the past   Such great participation and information here! 

Now I'm seriously looking at jumping into a really nice diamond white 2003 Seville SLS.  Found it today and going drive it home tomorrow hopefully!  Will certainly give you a full report soon, but looking forward to being back in the fold here.  The Audi A4 is still doing fine, but I've gotten a little tired of all the shifting with the stick in rush hr. traffic, and she does have 250K on it now!

The only concern with the SLS is the dreaded P0741 code... My original Sprucegoose '93 Eldo had this, and I just lived with it... I couldn't see digging into fixing the seal or solenoid myself, or spending the $ to have a shop do it... I may just vow the same here, we will see how she drives.  Sounds like he has really pampered it, staying on top of all the maint. and waxing semi annually.  My kind of owner!  Tell ya more later!


'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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Welcome "back"! 


Bruce

2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black; 2013 Cadillac ATS 2L Turbo Premium (Wife's)

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Thanks Bruce!  I see you moved into an ATS_V!  This a great ride! :)


'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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I love it, and absolutely recommend it.  Good luck with the new acquisition I am interested to hear how it turns out.  If not this one the next one though!


Bruce

2016 Cadillac ATS-V gray/black; 2013 Cadillac ATS 2L Turbo Premium (Wife's)

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@sprucegoose. Welcome back congratulations good to see you!


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

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Keep us posted Sprucegoose. Good luck with your new adventure.

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Welcome back.

Dont worry about the Torque converter. It does happen to some but out of all of them built how many have the problem???

I had over 200k on my 96 before it started going and it still shifted beautiful.

Just check the play on your cv shafts into the transmission. May have worn bushing/bearing that causes sloppy shaft.

Please stick around and post some pics


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I remember your handle.  There are some YouTube videos out there with ways to fix this.

 

 

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That is a huge tight job.  I can not imagine doing that job that way.  They made it look easy.

It is important to test that it is in fact the solenoid before doing this job because damaged seals can cause it.  

Here is a good teardown of the 4T80e that talks about the P0741, TCC solenoid and the 2 seals.

 

 

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Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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From what I understand if you only have the one code, then it is the seals, and this method would not solve anything.  but if you have both codes together, then the Solenoid is most likely the cause.

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2 hours ago, winterset said:

From what I understand if you only have the one code, then it is the seals, and this method would not solve anything.  but if you have both codes together, then the Solenoid is most likely the cause.

What is the second code P18xx?  Forgot the second code.  

From what I saw, he had one code, unless I missed it


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Yup, just one code and all else is well! The pearl white beauty is in the garage! Been so busy with work today I couldn't get any pics, and the front is plastered with bugs form the late-night arrival last evening.  What a great ride though! So smooth and really comfortable seats.  Cant say I love the console cover though, a little stiff for my liking and the stitching rubs against your arm at times...

I think I will just drive it for a while and see how this trans code thing pans out.  As I said, I lived with it in the Sprucegoose... I did note I got 24.5 mpg on the 190 mile trip home last night, most of that was at about 72-80mph with a few good WOT exercises to let her breathe! :)

What a beautiful family we bought this from also! The guy was just so sincere and pleasant to talk to... He gave me lots of extra new items also, filters, belts, wiper blades! His wife and young son came out to meet us also. The scariest part of the eve was when my wife and I were on the test drive and this fool pulled from a T-intersection right out in front of me in a big pickup! It was all I could do to not pile into him at 50mph! Man those brakes and my quick reaction saved me, thank you God! 

I will try and post a couple pics I got from the original ad (I found it on craigslist) tomorrow if possible.  Getting late here and 4:30 am comes quick! Excited for the first trip to work, should make my 120 mi. per day commute much more comfortable and enjoyable! B)


'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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18 hours ago, BodybyFisher said:

What is the second code P18xx?  Forgot the second code.  

From what I saw, he had one code, unless I missed it

If the P1860 and P0741 codes are set, the issue is the TCC solenoid.  If only the P0741 code is set, the torque converter has slip greater than 200 RPM and till set the code.  The transmission needs to be pulled to repair those seals.

 

Spruce, I had the P0741 code on my '97 STS and lived with it for years before the clutches in the torque converter started coming apart.  At that point, I swapped in a low mileage used transmission since the debris was everywhere in the old transmission.

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Thanks Kevin, I recall Logan commenting on the P1860 years ago.  I need to save that someplace.

They give my friend a hard time with the P0741 at every state inspection (NY).  The slippage threshold for setting it is about 300 rpm based on my inspection of his code using a Tech2.

 


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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See this link, it has good info

I have found Sonnax to have good info and tech reports

 

http://www.sonnax.com/units/221-4t80-e

 

 


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Wow! There's a good example of why I truly love this site! You guys are the best, what a wealth of knowledge! 

I think I'll likely do the same Kevin... I can't see tearing into it right now. My wife would lock me outa the house! She says I already spend too much time working on the cars! LOL  I need to get moving on the Firebird project again too! 😄

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'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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Awesome, congrats on the new ride! When are we getting photos? I loved my '02 SLS though it had bad tranny seals and never shifted in and out of drive properly.


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2007 DTS @ 80k miles

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Sorry it took so long!  Here's a couple pics from the original ad and a couple I took when I got her back to the hacienda...

 

 

caddy_front.jpg


'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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heres the rear qtr shot

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'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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Nice clean, powerful Northstar!

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'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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here's an interior you could eat off of... Not that I'd let you though! LOL

caddy_interior.jpg


'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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last one, tail shot...

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'02 Audi A4, 3.0L V6, 6spd, 213K mi
'06 Saab 9-7X, 5.3i V8, 101K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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Looks like a beauty!  Welcome back!  

:hatsoff:


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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12 hours ago, sprucegoose said:

Sorry it took so long!  Here's a couple pics from the original ad and a couple I took when I got her back to the hacienda...

 

 

caddy_front.jpg

Welcome back! It looks great :)

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On ‎2017‎-‎05‎-‎17 at 3:35 AM, winterset said:

I remember your handle.  There are some YouTube videos out there with ways to fix this.

 

 

Wow! An absolutely nerve wrecking job. Imagine dropping the solenoid...If I ever get that problem I'll test that approach though.

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