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RubberCarrot last won the day on June 30

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About RubberCarrot

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  • Car Model and Year
    1995 Fleetwood Brougham
  • Engine
    5.7L OHV V8
  1. I think I would replace the socket first. I only had mine opened up once but am thinking it is the usual socket configuration where the socket plugs into the back of the light body. Yours sounds like it may have a damaged wire shorting out on the socket/ground. A new socket should come with enough of a pigtail to eliminate a short as well as give you a nice clean socket.
  2. 60k miles? That is really good! Mine has 135k. Good luck with the project. Let us know how it turns out.
  3. When you have that distributor cap off check the shaft for lateral play. Mine was shot. But it didn't matter because I already planned to just replace everything. I had no interest in having to go back in there. If you need to pull the hub for the harmonic balancer save yourself some risk and use a puller that uses a pin that reaches into the crankshaft and bottoms out beyond the threads in the bolt hole. I didn't have one of those so rented it from Advance Auto. $128.00 for 45 days and you get 100% of that back. That hub is really on there tight, probably because it is not
  4. If you ever head into the distributor look up this thread here. 1995 Fleetwood Brougham Light Throttle Stumble . Way too much info there and I have not followed through with my promise to document it all. There are a few dicey areas. Save it for recreational reading. LOL. PM me if you do ever go there. I can fill in some of that missing info for you.
  5. If I remember correctly it is behind the glove box. Not too bad to get to. If I remember correctly, I took the glove box out to make it easier. That was 7 years ago so... I got it at Advance Auto. It was in stock. $134.00 if I remember right. I just wobbled along with weak heat (it isn't my daily driver) until I tore it apart last October to replace the distributor, tune it up and take care of a slew of smaller issues. The heat was better after I put it back together but still not what I would call "good". I attribute that small improvement to burping the system while the fron
  6. Hi - I have the same car. It too, put out no heat when I got it. I replaced the blend door motor and it began putting out heat. Although weak. I also suspected a clogged heater core. I did some work on it recently and took the opportunity to flush the entire system including the heater core. I ran a garden hose through it in both directions and had good flow. I tapped the garden hose into the heater hoses on the passenger side of the engine under the coolant reservoir. So I think I would have been passing water through any control valve also. I have not located a control valve
  7. Well... That's a fail. It won't let me upload more. If anyone needs more detail or simply crave those red circles, PM me. I will provide them to you.
  8. OK. It has been a month and I have put about 800 miles on it. All is good. Very good. I promised a write up on the work but that might be really boring and long. I will hit the high spots that either surprised me or were just a bit of a puzzle. Tear down; Water pump removal. Pretty straight forward stuff. One thing I didn't expect was to have to remove the air injection pump. I was trying to disturb as little as possible because on a 24 year old car, one bolt can cause a big headache. When I saw the air injection pump had to come off it appeared simple enough but figured
  9. Update - The work is finally done. It was not fun. It was not cheap. But the outcome is outstanding based on a 20 mile test drive. Summary of work done: MSD Optispark distributor, MSD coil, MSD Super Conductor 8.5 mm plug wires, ACDelco water pump (new, not reman and I added a fitting and drain hose for the weep hole) and thermostat, ACDelco double platinum plugs, super flushed the cooling system before beginning, removed and cleaned out the reservoir, replaced almost all the vacuum hoses, some out of need, some as insurance, bypassed the throttle body (no more coolant through it)
  10. Thanks - I will follow up with a rundown. This weekend is gonna be full of Cadillac work. There are a some things particular to this vehicle above and beyond the average LT1. I will follow with details after I am done. I will also put together a logical stream of pics that may help others in the future. I am fixing (or preemptive fixing) a ton of plumbing issues along the way so I keep getting side-tracked. But it's all stuff to do now so I never have to come back into the area. Stay tuned.
  11. LOL. I grew up in NY. Moved here when I was 39. NY inspections were were something to contend with! Are they really talking about 6 month intervals? Measuring thickness of rotors and killing you for a sloppy ball joint. I always had my "inspection connection". LOL. Been down here for 23 years. Probably as hard to beat the system up there as here now-a-days. Computers. The demise of us all. So I just think I found the cause of my cars' deteriorating condition. Just got home, so no work tonight but a co-worker noticed this today, in pics I took last night. I totally missed it.
  12. Yeah... They don't even make my pump anymore. It was a $400.00 piece when they did. Boneyard/used is the only way to go now. I don't even want to consider the plumbing. Wow. But mine still works so... I'm in NC and the emissions inspection thing is a county by county game. My county is emissions free but if I move 300 feet east or in any reasonable direction/distance around me, I would be subject to the emissions inspection problem. (I'm already violating that one with the MSD unit I am putting in but you can't see it so nobody will notice) So given that it came out relativ
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