Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Cadillac Fleetwood
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Cadillac Fleetwood Problems
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
The engine control module (ECM) electrical grounds on the front of the engine block may have high resistance causing a rough running engine or stalling condition.
Excessive carbon build up in the engine combustion chambers may be the cause of a smog check failure due to excess NOx emissions. A "top engine" decoarbonization cleaning procedure will commonly correct this concern.
The idler arm or pitman arm in the front suspension may wear causing excess play in the steering and front end alignment problems.
Cadillac Fleetwood Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FMVSS NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEMS." AT LOW TEMPERATURES, EXCESSIVE FRICTION CAN OCCUR IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY.Learn more »
Summary: PAINT ON THE WHEEL MOUNTING SURFACES CAN ACT AS A SHIM BETWEEN THE WHEEL AND THE ROTOR/DRUM. AS THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN, THE WHEEL IMBEDS INTO THE PAINT, LOOSENING THE LUG NUT AND CAUSING A LOSS OF CLAMP LOAD.Learn more »
Summary: THE ENGINE OIL COOLER INLET HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED TOO CLOSE TO THE STEERING GEAR CAUSING CHAFING. THE CHAFING CAN EVENTUALLY WEAR THROUGH THE HOSE'S PROTECTIVE SLEEVE RESULTING IN ENGINE OIL LEAKING ONTO THE ENGINE.Learn more »
Summary: THE FUEL TANK ATTACHMENT STRAP FASTENERS WERE NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED. THE FASTENERS CAN COMPLETELY DETACH, EVENTUALLY ALLOWING THE FUEL TANK TO SAG AND THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK TO STRIKE THE ROADWAY.Learn more »
Cadillac Fleetwood Questions and Answers
This is actually a 1985 Cadillac. The ignition lock is jammed and now the key is broken off in it. How to get lock out and replace.
Heating system is blowing cold air, why?
hi,i have a 90 cadillac brougham with a 5.7 liter and i think i have a vaccumm problem,i checked the egr vaccum hose that goes connected to it and has no vaccum,could it be the canister,and also i ...
when I back out into the daylight my dash goes very dim
and also when I durn on my head lights
how can i keep my dash lights bright
Cadillac Fleetwood Reviews
i've got 400,000 km on this and still can't imagine ever getting rid of this. some sensors are going now in a domino effect, but still it's the best car ever. the only rust is the back bumper, but since this is canada it's very good. i use crown rust control every year. it's hard to find ww tires for this but pep boys had good tires in wwall in the proper size. can't say enuf about this fabulous car. may keep it forever. while i have a fla. zip code i live in canada most of the time
An excellent highway car with plenty of low end torque. Rides like those old 70's luxo barges but gets 21 MPG highway instead of 8MPG! The self adjusting rear suspension will give out early, install $100.00 air bags in the rear, they work great. Leather upholstery is shot and looking to replace with vinyl. Expect to replace normal wear and tear items but also expect no rust anywhere, a workhourse TBI Chevy 350 engine and mechanically linked TH400 transmission. Parts are available and at a good price.
I'm riding a fleetwood 91 for 6 years now and still love it like the first day, with more than 400000 km the engine is still running smouth and strong, and never failed starting even at -40c (im living in Montreal,Canada).And those who cares about fuel economy, for it is a V8 4.9l engine it's swolowing 11 L/100km on free-way (at 100kmh) and around 14 L/100km in town, considering the high millage it's a good score.