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    Service Manager at the dealership forwarded me this email today: He says the warranty on the repairs has now been bumped up from the regular 12 months to 24 months (36,000 miles). I should get a packet in the mail soon. GM rep called me back and apologized, she didn't realize that the extended warranty trumped he offer of OnStar (apparently they are not allowed to do both), so her request for free OnStar was declined. Oh well, I'd rather have the warranty and call the tow truck myself anyway. I guess when it all boils down, they really did try to make it right. Car is still running perfect.
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    I was going to ask if this was a direct injected engine the other day. Watch this video.
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    Please keep us posted. I am skeptical of the top end cleaner as you did not have the issue before the repair. If you were burning oil excessively It is highly suggested, although I have not found great success in it, even after being done twice. I feel for you as I pay pretty good on a rare occasion to have someone do a job for me, Expectations are high but end result may vary. I wish you the very best
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    Leaking grease from CV boots?

    Well, I had some time on Sat. so I dug into this problem. Napa had some replacement clamps for $2.30 ea. and I bought a packet of CV grease ($4) and put Betty White up on the ramps! The hardest part of this whole thing was getting the old clamps off without damaging the boots! The just were tough to unhook from the tabs on the strips, even after twisting the crimped area loose. These clamps had definitely loosened over time though, I could actually spin them with my hand quite easily! I pulled back the boot far enough to poke the corner of the grease pouch into the joint and squeezed aprox. half the bag in each one. I you do this, make sure you wipe the boot area nice and clean with a rag with brake clean to have a nice, dry surface for the clamp to grip on. One other tip, put a jack under the control arm and lift till the axle is fairly level. (but still have safe, sufficient weight on the jack stands) You don't want to try and put the new clamp on with the axle hanging down at an angle, stretching the boot... Getting the new clamp on was a breeze and I used this small nipper plier to snug the clamp up, following with a bigger nippers to really tighten them down. All seems to be holding fine!
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    Low gas mileage. Why?

    I have connected a transparent PVC tube to the FPR and sucked the air providing around the same 20"Hg vacuum. There was vapor and there was no gasoline in the tube whatsoever. I think nothing is wrong with FPR. No symptoms of a bad FPR either.
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    Fuse problem with my Eldorado

    I second that. Check the fans. If they test good follow the harness from the bottom of the radiator support and see if it is chaffed or pinched anywhere. Does it instantly trip or as it warms up? Welcome to CaddyInfo forum
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    The XTS is the most similar to a 1996 STS. Look for a Platinum twin turbo model, which is also AWD. However, the normally aspirated 3.6L V6 at 304 hp has the power of a traditional V8. One of my favorite used car 'sweet spots' is a 410 hp CTS VSport Premium. I see a 2016 CTS VSport Premium with 30k miles in the local ads for $33.5K. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/still-like-new-cadillac-cts/6635644829.html
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    96 Deville Blower Motor.

    95-99 IIRC The 3 part one I have seen hit or miss. Up to around 97. That is the one my 96 had. It sure seemed to be original on mine. Both of my 97s have the 1 part motor.
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    Follow up: My 'Component Coverage Letter' arrived in the mail from GM (see below). Guys, color me impressed. Note the section I circled in the middle. That's not just the parts replaced (injectors, cats, high pressure fuel pump), that's more or less the whole engine. And the "all internally lubricated engine parts" line is great because that should cover the infamous timing chain failure these engines are known for. Very pleasantly surprised on how this all turned out. Almost worth the month of aggravation for this added (very generous) warranty coverage. Car still running (and starting) great.
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    Cadillac Deville crank but no start

    Curious.....does the serpentine belt look fairly new? I've had a couple of serpentine belts fail in a new way....so much so there is one brand I won't use. They let go one of the outer 'strings' on the belt......the long broken belt string whips around knocking out sensors and wiring along the way. This can go on for a thousands of miles before being noticed. Maybe the cam sensor fell victim to this? Maybe why he cannot see the sensor? It got wiped out by a bad belt? Belt picture is from Google....not mine. The ones I've seen have only been one of the outer strings failed. Northstar pic shows the cam sensor would be directly in-line for damage from a failing belt stringer. It also shows the cam sensor moved closer to the intake on the latter engines.
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    Cadillac Deville crank but no start

    I would focus on the 12v issue at the pump. Should have 12v for about 2 seconds at key 'on'. You may have to set DVOM against back window to watch and see....I dont think you can get back to the trunk fast enough to see it on a DVOM. Varying fuel pressure readings earlier...and now reading 0 psi... It appears someone did actually install a new pump trying to fix it. Could be a blued wire connection or even a broken wire inside the insulation. Can be either the male or female part of the connection. Can be inside the plastic part of the connector. Look for melted or scorched looking plastic around the male prongs. I am assuming the new fuel pump assembly was a complete drop in 'bucket' assembly....I would think that would solve any issues on the pump end of the business. It can require a very, very close inspection....maybe it is just going unnoticed. I did attach another picture example of a blued / hot fuel pump connector. It can also be at the wire connections inside the tank....not just the outside plug. Other issues: The fuel pressure gauge may have been damaged in a odd way being connected to the Chevy. In one post I think he mentioned swapping some relays around.....hopefully he knows the relay pins have to be oriented in the correct position. Could be wrong or defective pump assembly. If....upon inspection....nothing is found at the tank end.... I would head to the fuel pump relay....remove the relay and put a fused jumper in and see if there is now voltage out to the pump. Retest. The car isn't going to start without 12v at the fuel pump.
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    I will let all members know after assembly.
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    Cadillac Deville crank but no start

    Service manual shows 55-62 on the 04 Chevy 5.3L. My guess is the gauge is 'good'.....but you never know.
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    I think (just my two cents) is that the pump is bad. I have seen on other sites that you should really use an A/C Delco (or other OEM); maybe the pump replaced was an off brand. (Just a WAG; wild arse guess). I surely will yield to the more tech-savvy responses.
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    Put car back together with new plenum. Just waiting for the MAP sensor that I broke before seeing if that was my problem. Hope so!
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    Cadillac V-Performance Racing teams Whelen Engineering Cadillac, Mustang Sampling Cadillac and Konica Minolta Cadillac are headed west to Long Beach, Calif. for round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach to run April 13-14. View the full article
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    Cadillac Deville crank but no start

    When you said "4 in a strip".....I thought you were talking about the 2000-2003 coil cassette(s).
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    Sorry guys! Next time I'll try and keep them shorter. I'll try starter fluid in throttle body. I cleaned throttle plate when I had it off. I also checked for hole in plenum but there was so much soot, black greasy stuff, I really couldn't see one. I'm thinking spark as well and trying to borrow and if need to buy a fuel pressure have. Thanks for advice.
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    big things are 127" wheelbase Coupe with Twin Turbo V8 so hopefully we don't simply get a CT6 grill treatment. I love the idea that Cadillac might abandon the XTn and CTn code names and go back to evocative names like Escala, Eldorado, or Sixty Special.
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    Is this the door "lock" signal wire? You may have to remove the door panel and connect directly to the wire at the actuator. @Cadillac Jim may be able to get a better location pinpoint and/or better circuit description from the FSM.
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    @rockfangd in the initial post, of the schematic the OP provided, it shows the dark blue wire goes from the coil side of the relay and is the brake booster sensor signal wire. Initially, I thought there was a normal vacuum booster and the pressure system was a back up system. Now, I'm not sure. I do know it is not a hydro-boost system operating from the P/steering pump pressure. The schematic also indicates a vacuum sensor signal as well, but as @Logan indicated it may be a mis-print, if in fact it does not have a vacuum brake booster. BTW @rhdsts airplane crashes come in 3"s
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    Yes at least a button as on my iphone that says "I'm not driving" so a passenger can order for everyone.
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    Love the body mods, I have a 68 Camaro front spoiler on my 93. it flows well with the rear glass spoiler. I also dont need my indicators anymore as I have those white led day time running lights that blink yellow when its time to indicate. Matches the hids way better the rear roof spoiler is from a deville lol
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    This is an awesome post, I have a 93 Eldorado 4.9 and have had the DTS 17 x 7.5 wheels and the Polished aluminum sts 17 inch wheels. Learned alot about fitment from this post. Interesting thing was the DTS tires which were 235/55/17 with a height of 27.2 inches actually cleared and looked pretty good. Im trying to stay away from 114.3 wheels like the mustangs because of all the hoopla about that .7 on an inch difference breaking the lugs. The wheels and tires do look great on yours. Here is my car with both the wheels: