: Picked up my first Caddy: What to Pick up



csiegfried1
07-03-08, 05:45 PM
So I just graduated college and decided to treat myself with a 1999 escalade, 95k for 8000 with 3 year warranty. Everything is stock except the radio but i was wondering what some of you would buy or look out for with this car. I was thinking of a new air filter but by reading another thread, I'm probably going to pass.

Any help/advice is appreciated.


edit: I have to get celluloids? for the door locks which do not open with the power locks button.

g9s8r
07-03-08, 06:50 PM
I dont know how many times I read that and wondered....am I losing it. Am I stupid. what are celluloids? Then it dawned on me. I believe you meant solenoids or actuators. I would first check fuses. Check to see if the solenoid/actuators are getting power. If they are than check signal. If a ok than replace. I am not sure if that is correct or not, just from what I think and personal experience. GOOD LUCK.

csiegfried1
07-04-08, 10:34 PM
im an idiot sorry haha

ive been experiencing a whine coming from the front when the engine is cold but goes away after a short time. Ive read that this was fixed with a new fan clutch on the 1999 tahoes which is akin to the escalade. Has anybody had this problem?

setes
07-05-08, 06:35 AM
im an idiot sorry haha

ive been experiencing a whine coming from the front when the engine is cold but goes away after a short time. Ive read that this was fixed with a new fan clutch on the 1999 tahoes which is akin to the escalade. Has anybody had this problem?

Is it a problem for you ? ;-)
In my Lade it goes away after few seconds, depends how hot/cold is outside

setes
07-05-08, 06:37 AM
So I just graduated college and decided to treat myself with a 1999 escalade, 95k for 8000 with 3 year warranty. Everything is stock except the radio but i was wondering what some of you would buy or look out for with this car. I was thinking of a new air filter but by reading another thread, I'm probably going to pass.

Any help/advice is appreciated.


edit: I have to get celluloids? for the door locks which do not open with the power locks button.

Good luck with your new ride :-)
Yes, probably you need to buy new door locks actuators. I purchased mine off ebay, about $20/pcs.

Rolex
07-05-08, 10:47 AM
First off :welcome:

Second, congratulations on the Lade and :postpics:

csiegfried1
07-05-08, 01:19 PM
i'll up some pics later

csiegfried1
07-05-08, 08:39 PM
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