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Cadillac Fleetwood Problems

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Most Common Cadillac Fleetwood Problems

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 loc...
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.
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2 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Brakes Problems

The ABS accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard).
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

6 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Drive Train Problems

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler ...
A common source of oil leaks is from the rubber transmission cooler lines. The fluid will often be red in color.
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 com...

1 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Electrical & Lights Problem

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window m...

10 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Engine Problems

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.
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 wit...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

3 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 co...
The EGR valve or control solenoid may fail causing the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

5 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC compressor may develop an abnormal noise or refrigerant leak, requiring replacement.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Miscellaneous Problem

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 loc...

6 Known Cadillac Fleetwood Suspension & Steering Problems

The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
The idler arm or pitman arm in the front suspension may wear causing excess play in the steering and front end alignment problems.
The steering gear may fail causing a loss of power steering fluid as a result the steering may become hard to turn.

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Known Cadillac Fleetwood Problems & Complaints

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 loc...
The ABS accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard).
The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be chec...
A common source of oil leaks is from the rubber transmission cooler lines. The fluid will often be red in color.
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window m...
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
The fuel injectors may short out electrically causing a rough idle.
A burning smell may develop due to an oil leak form one or both valve cover gaskets. Resealing the valve cover will generally correct this concern. However, the valve covers should be inspected an...
An engine vacuum leak may develop from the throttle body gasket causing a higher than normal idle speed. Failed gaskets should be replaced.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
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 valve...
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
An internal distributor fault could cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, an engine misfire, or a stalling condition. Replacement of the distributor is commonly recommend to correct this conc...
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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