1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood

1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Problems

Check Engine Light With Code P1870

The transmission may develop a harsh 1-2 shift and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P1870 stored. This can be caused by wear of the bore for the TCC isolator and regulator valves in the valve body. This condition does not commonly occur until the transmission reaches normal operating temperature. If the valve body is worn, replacement will be necessary to correct this concern.

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

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.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine with a coolant/oil mix may result in engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct this issue.

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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Questions

Sun Roof Drainage Tube (1 answer)

Recently I noticed water pooling in the floor of my 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. I was perplexed and had to suck the water up several times. Finally I took off the side panel and looked up in the roof and noticed that the drainage tube ruining from the sun roof to the side of the car (connec...

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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Recalls

Recall 96V245000
THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION DURING ASSEMBLY.
Recall 96V018000
DEFECTIVE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT NUTS WERE NOT PROPERLY TORQUED AND CAN LOOSEN.

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