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  1. Windshield washer reservoir has been losing liquid, so I wrapped the housing of the pump and a few other places with toilet paper to find the leak. The housing of the pump was leaking... I took it apart and snapped a few pictures. That little o-ring inserted in the bottom part of the housing is supposed to seal the shaft of the motor and not let the fluid go up reach the motor. Looks like the o-ring eventually dries out, the motor rusts out and the fluid leaks out of washer housing through the several cut outs in the housing.
  2. I do not think it is the guru. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/al-cline/77/95a/8a6 This is the guru: http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Al-Cline/328589667
  3. Good job! Enjoy your reborn Cadillac. As far as I remember, 226F is the temperature at which the fans kick in.
  4. Make sure you replace o-rings for oil line fittings on the side tanks. The old ones are dry and will not work.
  5. As KHE said, both inlet and outlet side tanks can be replaced. The tanks are plastic and come with the gaskets. You can do that job yourself, if you are handy. I have done that repair on both my Cadillacs. Taking the radiator out and putting it back was more time consuming than the repair itself. You can see the crack in the upper part of the side tank particularly when engine is hot (it opens up). It is usually the inlet tank. Here is an inlet tank for your car ( I assume your upper radiator hose is on the passenger side): http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1025334,parttype,1000231
  6. The tee is direction-sensitive. There must be an arrow. Nevertheless, I think air mix door is your problem.
  7. Air mix door actuator arm could snap off. I am afraid only visual inspection can help.
  8. Your water pump may be leaking right on the serpentine belt. A wet belt will cause steering problems, particularly at lower RPM. See if the water pump is wet. If it does leak, replace it ASAP since it can affect the distributor (called Optispark) which is a $400 part.
  9. Those are both climate control related codes. 126 is a history code ( 1 is history version of 02-26). History code is one stored during previous ignition cycle. YOur trouble codes are both electrical. Check this out: http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=34207
  10. Pictures of the mysterious box would be helpful. I would add to the list of trouble codes and parameters kindly posted by KHE, -08 which shows coolant temperature in F. Usually you will see 174 -181 while driving with warmed up engine. Welcome to caddyinfo.com!
  11. I heard racetronix makes good replacement wiring for fuel pumps. Something like this.
  12. KHE, I have extra made in USA sealed fuel pressure gauge. I will gladly ship it to you for a back-up. Free, of course. Let me know.
  13. If several key on-offs help to start, it could be also a bad fuel pump check valve.
  14. Sevenfold, Your engine is 4.9 not 4.5. Welcome to caddyinfo.com!
  15. Your RockAuto discount code 1636686113542799 will expire on September 29, 2013.
  16. Thanks, KHE. I am afraid brake dust will make the adjuster inoperable no matter what lube you apply, but will apply anti-seize anyway.
  17. I see. In 91 Seville it was hard to miss that "Wait for 3 minutes". Looks like it is very different in a 90 Deville. Thanks for clarification.
  18. Where exactly is he going to see that message? There's no dash display, and nothing is going to show on the FDC either. The only thing that will happen - Security light will come on. Seems like you have fixed it, and it wasn't a VATS problem. If your car was well taken care of, and if you take care of it good, then you can run in the 250k+ club. There have been quite a few people around here that were able to pull such high mileage on their 4.5 & 4.9 cars. Good luck! mc_marto Does not 1990 Deville have driver information center like my 1991 Seville had?
  19. Did that. The car wouldnt start, that led me to notice the purple ground wire was the one that was bad. I yanked it real hard, and for some reason the problem got fixed. Okay, let us know if something happens again. There are several members on this board who owned 4.5 and 4.9 liter powered Cadillacs. The coolant probably has not been changed for years. The easy way to do that is removing radiator cap and siphoning out about a gallon of old coolant with 1/4 PVC tube filled with water. Buy a tube of Bars Leaks Golden Seal powder from Wal-Mart, pour it into the radiator before adding coolant. Make sure the hose connecting the radiator to reservoir is not plugged. Buy a Factory Service Manual off eBay if you want to do your work on the car: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Dealership-1990-Cadillac-Deville-Fleetwood-Service-Information-Manual-/181000706297?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item2a247b98f9&vxp=mtr http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Cadillac-DEVILLE-FLEETWOOD-Service-Shop-Repair-Manual-DEALERSHIP-GM-FACTORY-/161064675206?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item258033e786&vxp=mtr http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Cadillac-DEVILLE-FLEETWOOD-Service-Shop-Repair-Manual-DEALERSHIP-GM-SET-/160939446110?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item2578bd0f5e&vxp=mtr
  20. If it were VATS he would definitely notice "Wait for 3 minutes" message. Here is a trick which should be done VERY CAREFULLY. Take a piece of wire and run it from battery positive terminal directly to starter positive. First, figure out which one on the starter is positive. Be careful, do not touch exhaust manifold or anything else with that piece of cable. Secure it on the starter somehow and start the car. If it start every time. Make that bypass more permanent and safe and forget about your problem.
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