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.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Contamination of extended life coolant
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

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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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