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Shatzy

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About Shatzy

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    Regular (100+ posts)
  • Birthday 06/25/1935

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  • Car Model and Year
    DTS 2007
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Maryland
  • Interests
    Another birthday!

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  1. barczy01 Thanks for the review of my inquiry As of now, (:37, 12/31/17 EST I have not received the Car Fax you were going to send. Would you kindly send it to my email address to expedite? SMihaly137@aol.com Thanks much, Steve
  2. I am requesting someone on the Forum to kindly run a Car Fax report for me if possible. Several years ago I purchased a used 2007 DTS from a local Cad dealer. I did not receive a Car Fax Report. I am a 100% Disabled Veteran and yesterday a U.S Dept. of Veterans Affairs, (USDVA) contract mechanic attempted to install a USDVA Provided" Trailer Hitch on the car that would allow me to tow the "Scooter Ramp Trailer" also provided by the VA. The mechanic could not do the install and said I need to go to a U Haul facility and have them do the install. He also inquired if my car had ever in
  3. Hey rockfangd, Thanks for the response and the advice. Urgent response is needed. Taking car to get trade in estimate the morning and would like everything working. Is there a special too I need topull the plugs that hold the trunk liner, or can i improvise, like with a wide screw driver? Email would be quickest way to respond. Regards, Pgh. Steve
  4. Hey Lister's, The store clerk offered to load items into the trunk for this old timer. Unfortunately, one item was too high and interfered with the lid closing properly. I now have intermittent problems with opening the trunk with the key fob, or the button on the dash. Fortunately, The key will open the trunk. This has also affected the brake light mounted on the trunk lid which is no longer working. Should I get stopped by law enforcement due to the light not working, I believe I have only 10 days to have it repaired in MD before they suspend the registration, so there is a bit of
  5. Son installed complete OEM pump out of the box. No codes showing after the R & R of the fuel pump, and car is running fine. BUT . . . last night the message "Theft Protection" popped up again. Shut down engine for a few minutes and message has not reappeared???? I filled the tank and will check to see if R & R did anything at all to resolve problem with inaccurate fuel reading. Next job will be to replace fuel filter ASAP. Pgh Steve
  6. Bruce, Installed a new OEM fuel pump and car running fine, but fuel gauge still not working accurately. ImyIndy suggest the 2000 Deville may not have a fuel filter!! Can you tell me where the fuel sende runits are on wife's 2000 Deville? Thanks much, Steve
  7. RE. Sorry for my mistake. This Post should have initially been posted under the 200 DeVille category. R & R of OEM fuel pump resolved problem. Some additional tips for R & R fuel pump on the 2000 Deville: The pump is located under the spare tire, and you have to be 'nimble' to get to it. A large person might have difficulty working in the confined area. I 'think' a 7mm socket was used to remove the cover over the fuel tank? SAFTY ISSUE: Most importantly, to avoid sparks, a heavy "Brass" hammer and punch is recommended to remove the approx. 5" diameter ring h
  8. Logan, Thanks so much for the prompt response. I'm one of those wacko persons that can't stand to have something sitting around 'broke' and I'm quite uncomfortable without a back up vehicle in the garage. Unfortunately, your comments were way over my head, but I will share then with my neighbor who is much more savvy than I. He read the codes last night and determined that the culprit is the fuel pump. I did mention in my post that the fuel gauge has been inaccurate for several weeks now. He'll pick up a complete fuel pump tomorrow; not too difficult a job and my
  9. Lister's, A few weeks ago I was happy to report that, upon installing a new OEM gas cap, the Check Engine Soon Light on the dash no longer appears. Unfortunately, that happy moment lasted only about a week (100 Miles) , my bubble burst and the message is back to greet me each time I drive the car. Now, a more serious problem has presented: Car ran fine on Wed. Wife tried to start car on Thurs. When she releases her foot from the gas pedal, the car stalls. Car will continue to run as long as gas pedal is depressed bkut I'm reluctant to take the car on the road to have my local In
  10. Fuel Gauge is erratic and not accurate on wife's 2000 DeVille; 185K on the vehicle, 20K on a new engine installed to resolve oil leak. This is the third time I've experienced this problem in the past 2 - 3 years on this vehicle. I'm no longer physically able to do the R & R on this part, located under the spare tire, and it's getting expensive when performed by my local Indy or the dealer at $350-$425.00 a pop. I've tried the Techron Concentrate in the past with no success. Inconvenient, but I'm now recording the 'Trip Mileage' and filling the tank at 250 mile intervals. Any
  11. Lordy, Lordy, Lordy. What a pleasant surprise. Drove wife's 2000 DeVille this AM and, after two years of staring at the amber "Check Engine Soon" message on the dash, it was gone! Some of you may have followed my initial, (05 /07/2014), and numerous repeated posts on the subject CHECK ENGINE SOON, or were kind enough to respond with advice and suggestion. To those folks I want to offer my deepest appreciation for your indulgence and responses with suggestions. Unfortunately, the quick and easy solution: "Make sure the gas cap is securely tightened" suggestion didn't work. And, until
  12. Steve M. in MD would like to jump in to this Post to seek further advice, regarding 2000 DeVille, 20K on new engine, 120K on odometer. Last week I was blessed with the "Check Security System" msg on our 2000 DeVille. A few days later, the "Check Theft System" msg. appeared. NOTE: The "Check Engine Soon" msg has been present on this car for over two years! Replacing the Crank Case Position Sensor(s), (CPS) twice, cleaning and checking connections has failed to resolve the Check Engine Soon CPS Code issue. Both Coils and suspect #4 spark plug and boot failed to correct problem a
  13. Gentlemen, Somewhere along the line I must have mistakenly projected the idea that I possess a much higher level of mechanical ability and knowledge than I really do. Many of the tests suggested, ie. balance drop, PCM Ground Circuity Verification, verification of the fuel pressure regulator, are 'foreign terms' to me. Rather than continue to impose on the time of the kind Listers that have shared their knowledge and tried to assist with a solution I'm going to drop back, 'try' to forget about the 'Ck Engine Soon' and PCM 0386 Code, and hope the Security & Theft messag
  14. New engine installed by dealer in March, 2010. First time Crank Case Position Sensors were replaced was May, 2012. Second time wasn't until Oct., 2013. Wiring and connections were checked during these instances and I suspect a wiring problem would have shown up sooner? New coil that was installed in Oct., 2014 was OEM! Re. 'Remember' what I doing when light came on after driving 10 miles??? Not too long ago I finally found my set of car keys that I 'accidentally' left inside the freezer while storing frozen foods from the grocery! Hell to turn 40 . . . . twice!
  15. Put about 40 miles on the car yesterday, 3/17/2017 after clearing all codes through the instrument panel. The "Check Engine Soon" light returned after driving the car about 10 miles. No other codes have appeared ref. Security or Theft system! Hopefully resetting the system has now corrected those problems? F Y I: I've listed a few previous incidents and history ref. the Crankcase Position Sensors (CPS) in this car: 5/10/12 – Mileage = 96,000 NOTE: Code P 0 3 8 6. Per Cadillac dealer, CPS's not covered under warranty on new engine which was earlier dealer installed on 3/2
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