Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Previous Fields

  • Car Model and Year
    DeVille 1995
  • Engine
    4.9L OHV V8

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Xenia, OH

MrMagoo's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)



  1. Hello -- I have a 1995 Deville 4.9, and I've replaced the struts and shocks with Strutmasters' passive system. The struts are ok, but I'm on my second set of shocks now, and I'm curious if anyone has had a similar experience...or any advice. Both sets started to loosen up after about 3 or 4 weeks, as far as the shock absorption is concerned. After a couple of months, they've gotten as loose and ineffective as the OEM shocks that had 90k on them. Besides the bouncing, if I go over a manhole cover or small pothole, it yanks the back end sideways. Strutmasters replaced the first set, but this second set has done the exact same thing. One thing that's been fine is the trim height. When the OEM ones were on their last legs, the back end sagged; both Strutmasters sets have kept the back end up just fine. Any advice? Opinions? I'm hesitant to mess with another set from Strutmasters again. I don't know if they just got a bad batch, or if there's something on my car that needs to be adjusted (or something on the shocks, for that matter.) I haven't talked to their tech department -- I was supposed to, but they're...um...horrible at returning messages.
  2. Thanks so much, Jim. I finally got it started by holding the gas to the floor. I tried the idle relearn procedure on it twice and it didn't really work either time. It's idling at about 3500 RPM right now. I'm at my wit's end with this, and if the dealership isn't smart enough to catch the shrieking noise and say "Oh hay guyz, maybe we should fix this", then....... I think I'm going to take it to a place here in town tomorrow. I don't have the knowledge to fiddle with the engine and try to fix these codes. I've bitten off more than I can chew. Changing the oil, brakes, maybe even shocks...that I can probably do myself. Maybe.
  3. Thanks, Jim. I meant to say in the first post that I did look up what the codes meant. The first thing people suggested for P085 was to clean the throttle body (which probably needed it anyway), which is why I did that.
  4. Oops -- here's the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaAkedrojFA
  5. Hi, all -- Last night I got the service engine soon light when I got home, and this morning, I could barely get the car started, and it was rough. I have A011 and P085 codes. I cleaned the throttle body, but since I've never done this, I have no idea how well I did. I left the negative terminal unhooked for 1+ minutes to relearn the idle. It turns over but it still won't catch. I took a video just now and the link is below. There is a loud shriek -- it's been doing that for just a few days. I don't know if that's related. I just had it into the dealership for the power steering pump, and I know they would have to have heard that when they started the car. Anybody have any clues? Thanks in advance.
  6. Yeah, I'm not going to worry too much about it. But, I've been thinking about checking some local yards to see if they've got a similar car, just in case I ever need something (a control arm or two might need to be replaced at some point), so if I find one, I'll take a look and see if there's anything there. I did order a new oil pressure switch, though -- hopefully that will cure that leak up.
  7. If it is the oil pressure switch (which I wouldn't mind, since it's just a $12 part), I'm assuming if I just unscrew the old one, I'm going to get oil coming out, right? If so, I'll probably wait until I do the next oil change to switch it out.
  8. Thanks, Jim - I'll poke around for more info. And thank you as well, Logan.
  9. At least I know now that it's not related to the oil leak from somewhere around the filter....which I'm positive is not from the filter itself. I will probably take the car to a shop to get this one checked out. *sigh*
  10. Gotcha. I do have spray lithium grease (which worked so well on my door hinges that I can barely get in the car), but I'll see what I can dig up for the recommended kind also. I do have the GM spec number for that. Thank you all again!
  • Create New...