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caddyetclover

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  • Car Model and Year
    1997 Eldorado ETC, 2000 DeVille DHS
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)
  1. Hey all, Had the po741 code and the 1860 in my 00 DHS and found the TCC solenoid to be shorted and melted down. NO wiring, harness. valve body or pcm issues. Today, I replace the PWM solenoid and the TCC solenoid but not the harness. The connectors and wiring ohmed out fine, no shorts or opens. I did it in the car at work on the lift and it was done in 3 hours. I also took this opportunity to replace the catalytic converter for the infamous p0420 with a new GM direct fit. Bottom line, road test no codes.. all monitor flags reset and passed their tests when run. Total cost 500 for all parts
  2. Your idle air control valve may be stuck. This will causet it to stall so will a dirty throttle plate. When does it stall? ..hot cold all the time? Does it idle up on start up or start then stall immediatly? Details will help to properly diagnose the problem....I can help with more info.. Phil
  3. Playing on the open road with no traffic...(almost ) can be fun. Regarding my age I'm 40 and he's 44. The hood on the Marauder has a small(lol) bulge. It was a confiscated car bought by the county. You have to remember these high speed runs are only short bursts. It doesn't take long to get up and down. Our locals use a lot of LTD Crown Vics//also Mustang Gt's, Chargers, Escalades and a few leftover SS Camaro's. We have fun here. BY the way I got caught doubling the speed limit on a back road with a 50 limit. The cop reduced the ticket when I showed him my friends "card" and didnt show up for
  4. The only codes I get are po401 at times at part throttle. The O2 modules are used to prevent the PCm from setting dtc's from after the cat o2 which is gutted along with the resonator removed. I would agree that the exhaust is the biggest limit at this point in the continuing quest for greater performance. I'd like to see someone come out with a shorty header/ crossover pipe combination for these cars to see what can be squeezed out by opening up the exhaust side. No matter how much you do after the down pipe IMHO thats still the biggest obsticle that needs to be overcome. Of course, a nice su
  5. Hi, I'm new here. Allow me a few lines to brag about my '97 Eldorado Etc. When the head gasksts went at 80K in addition to self installing Time Certs, I had the heads ported, polished and plane'd here locally in Harford County. Also, a local cam grinder (Racer Brown) made me new cams for my engine but they are prototypes and I cant share the exact specs. I will say he raised the lift and decreased the duration and changed the lobe centerline. They were very expensive. Thats all I can tell you right now. In addition we raised the lbs per hr on the injectors and the fuel pump was changed. No
  6. I have 16" Blue Streak radials on my ETC. Love 'em. They wear well and have no balance/wear/ vibration issues. Bought them from a friend that works at a Goodyear store. 65.00$ a piece and I mounted and balanced them myself..absolutly no regrets . Phil
  7. I like Meguiars #26 paste wax (carnuba) Easy on easy off with a lasting coating thats durable in most weather conditions. 2 coats get me thru winter and summer, then one in spring/ fall.. Phil
  8. By all meanscheck the DTC's. Most likely causes are a bad Ign module of a bad crank sensor(S). Look at your scan data for rpm signal while cranking the engine. If you have none the likely cause would be crank signal loss. Northstars commonly known to have this problem. Phil
  9. Hello All, I am new to this forum/website. I have 2 Cadillacs, a 97 Eldorado ETC in Polo Green with Tan Leather and a 2000 DeVille DHS with Tan leather as well. Also I am a Master Automobile Tech with 23 yrs. experience 15 of them being with General Motors. That said, the typical cause for torque steer in 2WD-FWD cars is because of the unequal length of the CV shafts in the driveline. This is more noticeable the longer one shaft is to the other. THe closer they are in length (equal) the less torque steer there is. This is just a normal by-product of a FWD vehicle. The more power the vehicle
  10. Hello All, I am new to this forum/website. I have 2 Cadillacs, a 97 Eldorado ETC in Polo Green with Tan Leather and a 2000 DeVille DHS with Tan leather as well. Also I am a Master Automobile Tech with 23 yrs. experience 15 of them being with General Motors. That said, the typical cause for torque steer in 2WD-FWD cars is because of the unequal length of the CV shafts in the driveline. This is more noticeable the longer one shaft is to the other. THe closer they are in length (equal) the less torque steer there is. This is just a normal by-product of a FWD vehicle. The more power the vehicle
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