The secondary hood release latch was at the bottom of the grille instead of its previous location above the passenger side headlight. Cadillac also offered Track Master, a computerized skid prevention system that automatically pumped the back brakes in an emergency to shorten stopping distance. In addition, the Touring Coupe had removable decorative louvers on the rear edge of the side opera windows. Other engine options included the Buick V6 or Oldsmobile's diesel V8. To the left you will see the picture of the engine. Air compressor for the air shocks quit working. Production of this generation ended in July 1999.
Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c. However, delays in the downsizing program shared with and postponed the introduction of those models until 1985. I had the same problem on my 88coupe,i know this might sound daft but it fixed it and she runs spot on know. A Cadillac crest decorated the nose and new indicator lamps appeared atop each front fender. Then 2 days ago, in a instant it started to run really bad, through out the rpm range. Luxury doesn't come cheap, and neither did the DeVille. Sales dropped miserably for the 1980 model year, despite new sheetmetal and a multitude of improvements.
Only 18 Coupe de Villes were ordered with the no-charge option of blackwall radial tires, the other 4,693 models wore the standard-equipment white-wall version. Further outboard were double deck wraparound parking lamps. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. Yes Review Date: 12th February, 2008 Faults: The idle speed control motor went bad, making the car stall after being started. I rechecked all plumbing: all good. A Controlled limited-slip Differential was included for extra traction. Dual round headlamps were mounted close together in square bezels.
The chromed-plastic grille held a very diplomatic, inspired design, with thick vertical bars, featuring the 'Cadillac' script on the driver's side grille header. This specific interior also featured American Walnut wood accents on the doors and instrument panel. Not all cars will be perfect. While all these two-door models wore the standard white-wall Michelin tires, this would be the last year for plain wheel covers on Coupe de Ville found on 2,788 cars this year , as next year would feature a standard styled aluminum wheel similar to the Fleetwood coupe. Rear end styling revisions were highlighted by metal divided tail lamps and a painted lower bumper section.
Thanks for the tech help, Caddy group people. Four-barrel induction systems were now the sole power choice and dual exhausts were no longer available. If you want the best synthetic oil with a longer drain interval then choose Amsoil! The specific Beechwood-color interior of the DeVille Touring Sedan had leather seating areas and revised seat design with integral lumbar support. The 210 hp 500 V8 replaced the 472 as the standard engine. Newly designed piston and oil rings and a new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used.
Two 10mm nuts and one 10mm bolt. Minor changes included new body-color side moldings and a revised exhaust system with a revamped catalytic converter. Poor quality continued for Cadillac all the way through the 80s. So a good 10 or more years. Cadillac produced 164 of the 2-door models for export, including 126 to Canada, 23 to Japan, 5 to the , 3 to and the , and the remaining seven to Europe.
All trims have a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and deliver 18 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg in highway driving. If you treat your car good. The thin beltline molding was positioned lower by several inches. A very beautiful car, however looked a bit small for a Cadillac. Improvements saw the DeVille grow in size, with an increase in power and more polished styling.
Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system. Cadillac, who planned to introduce their new engine in a line of front-wheel drive models for 1983, was then forced to rush development and production of the High Technology engine for a 1982 introduction in their current rear-wheel drive models. The egg-crate 1981 grille cast was used again for the 1987 and 1988 models. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and two-way power seats. A new cross hatched grille also appeared.
The Cadillac DeVille served as the luxury marque's remaining full-sized offering after the 1996 discontinuation of the rear-wheel-drive Fleetwood. Change your oil once per year! I squirted oil in the spark plug hole: still zero. The new front-drive 1985 Coupe de Ville and Sedan de Ville arrived in Cadillac showrooms during the Spring of 1984, about six months earlier than most new-car introductions, so both the 1984 rear-drive and 1985 front-drive models were selling and being produced due to separate assembly plants at the same time for nearly half a year. DeVilles were distinguished by special script nameplates on the rear fenders. This was also the last year for vent windows. Do the reverse of this process when installing the new starter. Other new features included the available remote keyless entry system, and the optional illuminated mirrors now featured a slide switch that offered variable intensity lighting.