15th Feb 2003, 18:10
I am new to Cadillac ownership. I have had my base model Sedan DeVille for two and a half days. It has the 4.9 liter V8 and 4t80E transmission. It has 133,000 miles. I have had no problems with it yet. It has good power and fuel mileage seems excellent for such a large vehicle. I was also surprised to learn that this Caddy weighs only 3,758lbs. (sans driver). There is no rust on the outside of the car. The only rust I found was on the inside bottom edge of the doors. There is mild peeling of the clear coat on the wheels. The car is ruby red with gray interior. The driver's seat is somewhat worn, but all its features seem to work. I also love the digital dash and information center. It is also interesting to note that on Cadillacs you can turn off all of the display except for the speedometer, but on Lincolns the display simply dims with your headlights. I paid $3900 for my car and it books for around $5100. I was also able to purchase a 2yr. 30,000 mile warranty through the dealer. The Caddy has a clean Carfax report and I am looking forward to years of pleasant driving.
5th Mar 2003, 15:46
HI I think you got ripped-off
The starter is not mounted between the heads, but under the motor at the rear (I have one and I read the shop manual as I write this...) Starter replacement procedure:remove or disconnect... negative battery cable/raise vehicle/starter motor shield/exhaust front and rear pipe assembly /flex-plate inspection cover/solenoid 's' terminal nut and battery cable nut/starter motor mounting bolts/starter motor It's sad that people know so little about their cars. Get informed not stolen Buy the original service manual for your specific car even if you know nothing about mechanics. You will be able to see if your mechanic is honest and even then, he will bee more than happy to have the exact info. he will work better and will charge you less searching. it will be a very good investment..
24th Jun 2003, 11:09
I wish the previous person, who is such an "expert" on the location of starters and Cadillac service, HAD HIS FACTS STRAIGHT!
The original person is right! The starter is located in the "valley" of the "V" on top on Northstar engines. As you can guess, it makes changing the part more difficult.
Please don't confuse 4.5L or 4.9L engines with a Northstar 4.6L. They are very different!
Sorry if that came across too harsh, but he was sure harsh to the poor person who started this thread.
10th Apr 2005, 10:56
I have bought a 1994 Concours with 30K miles in 1996. It currently has 234k miles on it and continues to amaze me on the road. Yes, it is a lazy boy on wheels and driving it is a joy, especially long distance. I had replaced the fuel pump last year (200K), the oil pan seal replaced at 150K and other than normal maintenance, that is IT! The engine still doesn't use any more oil than it did when I first bought it. I love the body style so much I just purchased (Oct05) a 1997 DeVille (20K miles). I would recommend a Cadillac to anyone that wants some comfort and mass on the road.
2nd May 2006, 20:02
Has anyone had a problem with a left side cracked exhaust manifold on the 94 4.9ltr De-ville? I have recently purchased a 1994 De-ville from a dealer and discovered a crack in the front manifold. Under the warranty he has tried to obtain a used one, but all of the ones he has looked at were cracked. I was wondering if Cadillac have had a recall or if there is a secret warranty?
23rd Dec 2009, 15:28
We talking here about a ~~~>specific car<<<) ) ) 1994 sedan Deville base 4.9 engine, and lots of people talking about other Cadis here. Oh guys, gals, please refer in here only and specifically to the all mighty 94 Deville 4.9. Please, that's the subject.
If any of you have any unique extreme tricks to this car out of experience and want to share, please email me to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This concern is well obliged, and people please stay on the topic of the 1994 sedan Deville base 4.9 engine!
5th Aug 2010, 14:32
Hi, I am trying to replace the bad starter on my 1994 Cadillac Deville 4.9 V8. I have a re-manufactured replacement starter ready, but need detailed info on the procedure, like the Shop/Service repair manual procedure specific for this car. Can anyone help?
18th Feb 2011, 10:20
I have recently bought a 1994 Concourse.
My problem is the trunk keeps popping open by itself. It stays open all night and then the battery is drained in the morning.
Any suggestions anyone?
6th Sep 2011, 15:25
Someone is trading me a 94 Concours for my 94 F150. The Caddy has a 99000 mile Northstar motor. I'm new to Caddys, it was a grandfathers car. He has receipts from Goodyear; they went through it and replaced whatever it needed. He spent about 2000 in replacing whatever the repair shop found needed to be replaced. Is it worth the trade?
9th Apr 2012, 21:03
Beware, I had to replace the motor at 100000. Coolant was leaking out of the heads to the muffler.
21st Apr 2013, 21:52
I just bought a 94 Concours with the Northstar in it. It has 114000 miles on it, and I paid $100 for it because they said the motor was seized. It turns out the battery terminals were just loose and it runs awesome. It drives like a dream and is in almost perfect condition. I can't believe the power this big car makes and how well it handles. I am sold on Caddys from this point on.
20th Nov 2013, 17:08
Well, uh, yeah... that comment was posted almost 12 years ago.
And anyway, exaggerating about how much you could get for your old car for, seems to be real popular here.
Second only to inflated MPG claims.
4th May 2014, 02:36
It's a fuse. Cadillac are a lot of electricals. I had a similar problem, but instead my trunk wouldn't open. Cadillacs have fuses in front and in the back; check them both.
10th Dec 2015, 01:41
How much did it cost to replace? I have one that needs a blower motor, a 94 4.9.
10th Dec 2015, 01:46
Yes, only if you don't need a truck in the summer to carry mulch for your yard.
13th Mar 2016, 22:51
I own a 99 Concours and I also own a 94 F150, and I say go for it if you don't really need a truck.
30th May 2016, 03:46
I have a 1994 Deville. I have had the car since 2005. I traded a 1997 two door Blazer and 750 dollars for the car. It's the best car and the best Deville ever made. It is a joy to drive, and to this day this car still turns heads; it just has curb appeal.
I got the 4.9; you can't go wrong with that engine. Keep up the maintenance and it will treat you right. I know I have spent more money on this Caddy than what it worth, but I love this car. This body style is the best Deville yet.
7th Feb 2002, 12:34
I bought my 1994 Cadillac Sedan DeVille in 1996 and it has been a dream. I've had only one problem and that was the A/C compressor which needed to be replaced in 2001.
Because it is 8 years old, we started looking at newer Cadillacs and are interested in a 1999 Seville. The reviews I read here about that model are awful and I'm beginning to think seriously about keeping the one I have because it's lovely and there's nothing wrong with it. I paid $20,000 for it when it was 2 years old and had been turned in to GM at the end of a lease. Today, I am told I might sell it for $10,000. That sounds like a good investment to me.