adallak

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  • Car Model and Year
    1995 Fleetwood Brougham 116.XXX miles
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    5.7L OHV V8

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  1. Guys, I need your help! PLEASE!

    I am also glad he changed the fuel filter .... 12 YEARS AGO!
  2. Air Ride sagging

    Why not install passive air shocks? They are about $60 and come with all necessary tubings and fittings.
  3. R instead of N...

    Things happened so fast and unexpectedly that I did not realize at the moment what was going on. There were was no jerking, hard drop in speed, violent shaking or noise. I made probably 100-200 yards before I have stopped. I only realized the engine was not running when I could not turn the steering wheel easily. The gear selector is on the steering column and it is a bit hard to see what gear you are in behind the steering wheel. Yes, it was cranking but not firing up.
  4. R instead of N...

    This is so embarrassing... I was driving my 1995 Fleetwood down a hill at around 40 MPH. Wanted to put it in N and instead put it in R... Almost instantly put it back in N, then in D. I realized the engine has stalled only when I lost power steering. Stopped the vehicle and tried to start it to no avail. In about 15 minutes tried again and after several attempts it finally started and drove as if nothing happened! THere is a little noise when I shift from R -N- D or D-N-R (brakes applied). Do you think I can get away with this? I will NEVER touch the gear selector again while I am driving. Never.
  5. This home-made tool will help you to adjust the ISC motor plunger.
  6. Fuel pump access door

    "Why did it take you 13 years to reply? " I have been waiting for GM to change!
  7. Fuel pump access door

    Ranger, Unfortunately, not just cars but also almost anything can be poorly designed/conceived. Sometimes you take a shower and wonder if teh guy who designed the shower head EVER actually used it!! The same may apply to toilets, faucets, computers, you name it. People also have that unhealthy itch to modernize good old stuff (and make it unbearable). As for GM, the most annoying thing is that they often know about problems and do nothing about it.
  8. EGR test

    Obviously, I did not mean another Fleetwood.
  9. EGR test

    I am aware of the TSB, never heard of PCM reflash, though. It's been my impression that retuned Corvette's LT1 for use in Fleetwoods was not really well-tuned. The engine is super sensitive to vacuum leaks, EGR, exhaust leaks and a million of other things. Chasing all possibilities on a 22 years-old car is not easy nor it is fun. Most of its life the car was in Florida, I did not drive it much during New England harsh winters either, so it is in a good shape rust-wise. The engine bay is clean, no corrosion. The coil is good as well. If I start to replace every part, which "might be not good enough", I better get a newer car.
  10. EGR test

    I cleaned the tubes inside of the TB on 4.9 regularly, but who knows what was going on elsewhere. I still think the LT1 should not have died because of little pressure on the diaphragm. The Fleetwood is very sluggish now and then. The fuel economy dropped to 10 MPG around the town. It improves by itself, that's what puzzles me and makes me check every possible cause all the time. I know all the usual suggestions - sensors, exhaust leaks, dirty injectors, etc. but you do not do anything , just wake up one morning and the power is back.
  11. EGR test

    This is an LT1 engine. The other day I was testing EGR passages by depressing the diaphragm of the EGR valve with fingers at idle. Despite the engine was warmed up, it died when barely pressed on the diaphragm. I know it indicates that the EGR passages are clean, but it would take much more movement of the diaphragm to make my 4.9 l engine die. It could be an indication that the passages on the 4.9 were in worse shape than the ones on this LT1, but anyway I was surprised. It just means this engine is so much more sensitive to EGR flow.
  12. Fixing old key FOB

    "The word fob is believed to have originated from watch fobs, which existed as early as 1888. The fob refers to an ornament attached to a pocket-watch chain. Keychains, car starters, garage door openers, and keyless entry devices on hotel room doors are also called fobs." I thought FOB was a mysterious abbreviation...
  13. Fixing old key FOB

    The goo in my FOB looked like peanut butter! I do not know what the previous owner did to it. In my case, the cleaning alone would not help. I depressed all for switches with ballpoint pen and could hear/feel the difference right away. The action of the rarely used switches was crisp and sound, while the action of two others I would describe as "mechanically worn out". The white plastic material holding the buttons of the FOB wears out at the points of contact as well. So, it is the combination of mechanical deterioration of both switch and plastic membrane. The layers of paper just compensate for that wear.