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jasper60103

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  • Car Model and Year
    04 base Deville
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  1. Mine was replaced under warranty. I don't recall it taking long fix. I waited maybe an hour. I found another thread that says the dealer charges $285-295. http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?sho...ility&st=15
  2. The Check Stability System warning is fairly common issue. I had the same problem on my 04 Deville. I ignored it until it became annoying. The dealer changed the steering position sensors to correct. I heard someone else say the sensitivity can be lowered per a TSB, but I can't confirm that.
  3. Just curious, what is the new battery reading?
  4. I had a 95 chevy Lumina. When the Pass-Key system failed it would start in Nuetral.
  5. Have you considered Goodyear Triple Tread? http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...ance+TripleTred I put TripleTreds on my Honda minivan and they are a little noisey because of the tred design. I like the traction in rain/snow, but not the quietest tire. I wouldn't put them on my Deville.
  6. Sorry for your loss. FWIW, if I have to park our cars outside overnight I leave the outside light on. Sometimes that enough of a deterrent. edit: Then again, I don't think anyone wants my rims.
  7. FWIW, my 04 Deville had the AIR pump replaced. It took on water according to the dealer. It was a warranty fix, so I don't know what the cost would be.
  8. My mom hated it when self service became the norm. My parents were recently divorced so she was forced to do a lot of things she didn't have to deal with before. She always said "Some things a lady shouldn't have to do". During the transition, she would go out of her way and pay extra for full service, then buy premium on top of that. She eventually learned how to operate the pump, but she always dreaded it.
  9. I have an 04 Deville too. I'll try to remember to monitor the voltage on the way home from work.
  10. I have an 2004 base Deville. Yep, the base model has the hood ornament and digi dash. This link may be helpful. http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Spec_Gla...e&trimid=-1 jasper
  11. I have noticed that when I drive my minivan, it feels like a truck in comparison to the Deville. Enjoy the ride!
  12. Hey Marika. Giving away a new car is very generous. Think of it this way, if she donated it to charity, she would at least get a tax deduction. Giving it to a relative only gets her warm fuzzies. I was just thinking maybe you can offer her a token of gratitude? Here's a few ideas: 1) Scrape up some cash and put in an envelope. Say "Mom, it isn't much, but..." 2) Perhaps buy her a gift or give her an item of value you have. 3) Perform a service for her. Offer to take her grocery shopping or take her to doctor's appt. 4) Maybe you can do something for her husband would
  13. ...The previous owner neglected the car, plain and simple and I paid a very heavy price for that neglect. Yea, these caddies can be a hand full. I've only been hanging around the forum for a year now, but I get the impression there are a lot of bad previous owners out there passing their problems onto others.
  14. Marika, I'm sorry about your loss. Its very generous of your Mom to give you a new car and ease some worry and stress in your life. I followed the saga about your Caddy. Hopefully the Impala will be easier for you to maintain. I rented Impalas several times on business trips and have been pleased it's performance and comfort. I'm a 6 footer, 300lbs and can appreciate the roominess of it. Even the back seat isn't too bad. I just read there are 3 engines available. Do you know if it has the standard 211 hp, LTZ 240 hp or SS 303 hp engine? I wish I could have driven the 30
  15. I have since read on here that you don't need it and it may cause problems. Can anyone explain this? Dielectric grease is non-conductive, meaning its doesn't enhance the flow of electricity. That could be the reason behind that statement. Its designed to keep moisture out. It really shouldn't be applied to the electrical contacts. I assume you applied it mostly to the rubber walls inside the boot. If your car is running fine, I would leave it be.
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