PAUL T

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    Cottageville, WV

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  • Car Model and Year
    97 Deville/94 Concours/92 Deville
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  1. I put the old belt back on to see if I could pinpoint the noise it was making. It sounds like a whirring noise in the water pump area. The one thing that I did notice was that when you shut the car off the belt stops but the noise keeps going for a few seconds. I am suspecting the water pump. Has anyone had this problem before?
  2. Thanks Mike for the link. I was hoping that someone would have the belt length for the newer models. If I measure it I will post the information. I think I have the shorter belt on the 94, so I might try it. My wife is getting impatient and wants her car back.🤷🏻‍♂️
  3. I think my AC compressor bearings are going bad and I wanted to bypass it until I can replace it. I know from past experience that it can be done and I did it on my 1994 Concours. Does anyone know what size to get on a 2004 Deville? I checked the pulleys, alternator and power steering pump and there doesn’t seem to be any binding or roughness in them.
  4. Pump is in and all’s well for now. Thanks.😉😁
  5. Well the new pump is in. I still have to splice the new plug in. I ended up shaving off around the opening to get the old pump out, being careful not to allow the shavings to go in the tank. There’s too much gas smell right now where I spilled gas taking the old pump out so I’m going to let it air out tonight and finish tomorrow. It’s all down hill from here.
  6. I spoke to my local Caddy mechanic last night and it is not uncommon for this to happen. He suggested shaving off the pump or opening. He said that the old plastic gets saturated with gasoline and swells causing the problem. I’m going to try to shave a little off the pump this evening and report back.
  7. Well I having trouble getting the old Fuel pump out of the car. The access in the trunk is great but getting the metal ring off was a battle. It was rusty and wouldn’t budge. After spraying it with WD40 (that’s all I had at the time) and letting it soak a few days it finally came off with a lot of pounding with a hammer and screwdriver. Next I thought the battle was over but the pump will not come out of the hole. I turned it around trying to get it out but it will not come out. I don’t know if I am not holding my mouth right or what, it’s not coming out! I am going to come back to it and try again.
  8. Yes I remember dropping the tank on my 97 Deville. Not fun, I remembered we all complained about that it would be much simpler to just cut an access hole in the trunk. I guess someone was listening and they did just that for the 2000 body style. Pump came in today with the new pigtail. Now I have to clean the trunk out to get to it.
  9. I made sure I checked the fuel pump fuse and relay before I ordered the pump. I found out today that I can access the fuel pump from the trunk, so that made me feel better. No crawling underneath to drag the tank out and change the pump. I also ordered a Delphi pump from Autozone for $185 after a 20% discount coupon from their website and free shipping. They beat Rockauto and Advance on a Delphi pump which surprised me. I think the reason it wasn’t showing a stumbling code was because the fuel pump was failing. Now my biggest challenge is to empty the trunk to get to it.😳😂 I will post after I install it.
  10. Car won’t start today, checked the fuel pressure and only had 13# pressure. Time for fuel pump?
  11. I checked the codes and it is missing at idle but not throwing any codes. I use Penzoil 5W30. I have not checked the fuel pressure but I have checked the Fuel Pressure Regulator. My Fuel pressure gauge got broken a few years ago and I haven’t replaced it yet. Yes, this is the 2004.
  12. I have replaced spark plugs, front and rear ignition control modules, ISC. Plenum, heater blower, and PCV hose. I think one injector wire or injector is causing the problem. I will have to check around to see if I can find someone with an analyzer. I will check codes today.
  13. Yes. My wife has been driving it all week and I haven't had a chance to run the codes again.
  14. Chasing a slight miss at stops now. No current codes set yet. Gas mileage back up to 21mpg.
  15. I didn’t feel like taking the 94 out. I just bought a new starter and put it in.