jndnaps

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About jndnaps

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  • Birthday 11/04/1962

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    Seminole, Florida. USA

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  • Car Model and Year
    96 DeVille, White Diamond.
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  1. jndnaps

    96 Deville Blower Motor.

    I've had the car for 13 years and never replaced it while I had it. I got it when it was 9YO. Don't know if it's ever been replaced in the first 9 years so don't know if the one in there is the original really. Anyway to tell? I have such a bad temper and and very little patience so I'm looking for the easiest way to do this. Was gonna hit the bone yards this week to see if I can find one. What other years or cars can I get one from? Maybe I'll get lucky and find a car with no engine.. 😀
  2. jndnaps

    96 Deville Blower Motor.

    OK, so I gotta ask you another dumb question. What if the one I have is 1 piece? Can it be forced out without having to tilt the motor? I can always probably break it out.
  3. jndnaps

    96 Deville Blower Motor.

    Is the 3 piece an original blower motor? Mine still works, but it's vibrating really bad on high.
  4. jndnaps

    96 Deville Blower Motor.

    Even if I take the coil packs off?
  5. OK, Folks. Where's the best place to get a new blower motor for a 96 Deville, and what is the easiest way to replace it?
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    My DeVille Got Hit

    I had a 96 Eldo that I bought used back in 97. Loved that car. Had no problems with it. I bought and sold a lot of Caddies and I had a few Eldos with cracked door panels. The 02 I was gonna buy is off the market now. They decided to keep it so I'll be keeping the Deville, just not sure if I'm gonna fix it. My Deville doesn't have glass headlights. They're plastic. They look brand new though. Yeah the 96 is a sweet looking Deville. I'm still washing it and taking care of it even with the caved in door.
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    My DeVille Got Hit

    I'm still thinking about it. It's got a lot of electrical bugs going on. The paint is chipping off on the edges of the hood and the usual rust started to pop up under the rear license plate. The chips haven't spread up on the top of the hood though. I noticed the grill is cracked and a bit loose and it chipped the paint in the front now, too. I was gonna buy one of those E&G grills for it. That would cover up the chip and pretty much stop it from spreading up to the top of the hood, but I'm not a big fan of those grills. It needs a set of shocks and struts real bad also. The 02 Eldorado I was gonna buy is off the market. They decided to keep it. I don't know what the insurance company was thinking. They pretty much said the car was only worth under $2K and the repair estimate was over that. But, the lawyer got them to value the car higher to where it was under 80%
  8. jndnaps

    My DeVille Got Hit

    OK, so my lawyer finally came through for me. Took a talking to by my doctor to get him to get his butt in gear though. Doctor pretty much told him that if he doesn't step up and take care of this he wouldn't be sending him anymore business. Sooooo, he ended up getting me a lot more than they offered. Car will not be totaled so it still has a clean title and have more than enough to fix it. I just don't know if I'm gonna bother fixing it now. Was looking at an 02 Eldorado and may buy that instead. Gonna think about this a bit.
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    My DeVille Got Hit

    Thanks, yeah, now my lawyer just told me it's a good offer. So I guess I'm done with them. They're going by KBB on the car. KBB is a joke. NADA is more on line with car values in my opinion. So now I gotta go find another lawyer and go through more BS.. Here's what their insurance company said: The settlement offer for us to keep the vehicle (we pick up) is: $1,966.66. If your client would like to keep his vehicle, the settlement offer is: $1,738.00. Please remember if he keeps the vehicle, I will still need the Power of Attorney and the title sent back to me. The FL Statues on keeping a salvage vehicle do apply. Let me know if there are any other questions. My lawyer isn't a property damage lawyer so I guess now that they got the case closed and they get their money I'm sh!t out of luck on my car as far as they're concerned. I'm always getting bent over the barrel..
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    My DeVille Got Hit

    Thanks for your replies. Talked to my lawyer today. He said they're still working on it for me. I guess I jumped the gun when I got their stuff and took it as a take it or leave it kinda deal. Between this accident, going through the hurricane and having no power for 7 days and the damage to my house on top of life that was already kicking my butt before said stuff I'm just at the end of my rope. I keep getting people telling me that "God won't give you more than you can handle" But I'm getting very close. I'm standing at the edge of the cliff ready to go over.. LOL.. So the lawyer is gonna keep working on them for a little more money to fix it and to keep the title clean. Don't want a salvage title on it. It's bad enough it's gonna be reported on Carfax and or Autocheck now. This would be a perfect opportunity to just take the money and look for a 2011 DTS but I just can't afford it right now. I would love a DTS in the same color combo as the 96 but with the buckets and console. I really love the looks of this 96 and I've had it for almost 13 years now so I'm kinda attached to it. Whenever the time comes it's gonna be hard to let it go.
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    My DeVille Got Hit

    I have a personal injury lawyer handling my injured neck, they did contact the insurance company for me but they said they don't really do the car damage part but are willing to do a little for me. I'm just really spent. Life is kicking my b u double t and I just can't deal with it anymore. I'm about to lose my mind. Should I maybe go see another lawyer for just the car/property damage? The lawyer I have now doesn't want me to talk to the insurance company right now.
  12. jndnaps

    My DeVille Got Hit

    Well now their insurance company is saying the car is a total loss and that they'll give me $1,966.66 and they take the car. That or I get $1,738.00 and I keep the car, but it gets a salvage title. And you wonder why people go postal. If they were local I'd beat their butts with a baseball bat. So sick of dealing with these nut sacks..
  13. jndnaps

    My DeVille Got Hit

    Wow! Sorry to hear. Florida is a no fault state too. But, I got lucky because she was arrested for DUI, and possession of a controlled substance. She also got a ticket for careless driving. She has insurance and she's 100% at fault so her insurance will be covering it since I don't have full coverage on mine. I'm still pissed at this %$#%&.. They had it at $2,900.00 in damage at first. Guy said it would be totaled at that amount. Then they came back at $2,000.00.. Not totaled and the shop can do it for that. Not sure if I'm gonna bother fixing it. Got a door cheap, but may not use it.
  14. jndnaps

    My DeVille Got Hit

    Yeah, I know how that all works for sure. The shop guarantees the color match and gives a lifetime guarantee. I've seen a lot of jobs done on cars where you can see the blend. Some were terrible. I used to buy and sell cars and saw a ton of them in the auctions. The good thing with this door is it's the same color and has the factory paint on the inside. The outside was re sprayed in the same color, but they didn't do a great job. I bought a van at the auction one time and the sliding door was caved in. I sat on it for like 6 or 8 months and found a perfect match. It was red and after buffing the new/old door and the van you couldn't tell it was a different door. Yep! I got lucky for sure.