BigRic Posted January 22, 2015 Report Share Posted January 22, 2015 My 98 Deville is beginning to have some issues, and I am both looking to find out what is wrong with it as well as determine if it is going to be worth fixing. I bought this car in January of 2011 for $1900 cash. Was in the market for a family car and actually walked past this car twenty or thirty times looking at other vehicles, all of which turned out to be crap. After finally driving this car, I was sold!!! It did wind up needing a tune-up, oil change, and tires --I was working at Rent a Wheel at the time and got some 18'' wheels and tires for cheap-- and after about five or six months the water pump went bad. Replaced that, and the car was fine for a while... I just recently replaced the heater core ( It was bypassed I assume by the previous owner) and noticed a slow leak in the passenger side of the radiator, which I replaced. I also replaced the torque strut mounts and coolant reservoir, as well as front rotors and brakes. The SES light came on right before Christmas, and pulling the codes I get two current: PCM p0420- Catalyst System Low Efficiency PCM p0741- TCC System Stuck Off (I know this one is bad and am considering replacing the transmission) What about the p0420??? Also, when accelerating I am hearing this loud grinding like noise which is new and is effecting power... The last issue is the car has progressively began to shake from the rear end and seems to sway from side to side... What do you all think??? I am fully prepared to do all work on this personally, albeit a bit slowly, if the car is worth soaking the money in... Any help/opinion is greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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