: 1988 Cadillac hearse, misc problems, need advice!



shreddedtires
05-19-05, 10:55 PM
the 1988 Fleetwood Brougham hearse has a few problems... First off, the driver side low-beam headlight doesn't work on low beam. it works fine on high beam. I already replaced the headlight, no fix. Also the windshield wipers don't work. They won't move at all. Could these problems be fuses or something? I bought fuses today but haven't had a chance to check them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

shreddedtires
05-19-05, 11:14 PM
the VIN # on the car is 1G6DW51Y3J9713170 if this helps. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

shreddedtires
05-22-05, 01:14 AM
I repaired the headlight (YAY!!!) by wiggling the wires behind the bulb. Now for the wipers. A new motor for the wipers would cost $275 so does anyone know of a cheaper altenative? Gonna check salvage yards on Monday.

shreddedtires
05-22-05, 04:58 PM
OK, fixed wipers today, wiggled wires and sprayed WD-40 on the motor. It worked for me, may work for you.

DopeStar 156
05-23-05, 02:21 AM
Haha I've never seen a thread entirely of posts by the same user. How about some pics of the hearse? I've always wanted one.

Destroyer
05-23-05, 11:05 PM
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The story of this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170) according to our interpretation of the information reported to CARFAX:
This sedan has had at least one owner. The first title for this sedan was reported to CARFAX by a New Jersey DMV in 1993.
It was involved in an accident in Florida that was reported to the police.
It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major accident, fire or flood.
It has not been reported by a DMV as having an Exceeds Mechanical Limits or Not Actual Mileage title.
It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an odometer rollback. The last odometer reading, reported on 01/14/2005, was 68,142 miles.
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Other Accident Indicators Accident Indicator Reported
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Mileage Consistency Check No Inconsistent Odometer Reading Found
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Number of Owners 1 Estimated Owner(s)
Type of Owners Checked 8 Types of Vehicle Registrations
5. RECALL CHECK
CADILLAC Does Not Report Recalls to CARFAX
6. WARRANTY CHECK
No Data Reported to CARFAX
DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY 7 HISTORY RECORDS REPORTED
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Year/Make/Model: 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM

Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine: 5.0L V8 4BBL OHV
Fuel: GASOLINE
Driveline: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Manufactured in: UNITED STATES
Safety Equipment: Active (manual) belts

Standard Equipment: Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer


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Salvage Title Loss Due To Fire Title
Junk Title Flood Damage Title
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title Hail Damage Title
Dismantled Title Canadian Total Loss


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No Salvage Auction Record Reported No Crash Test Vehicle Record Reported
No Fire Damage Record Reported No Airbag Deployment Record Reported
Police Accident Record Reported No Damage Disclosure Record Reported

Accident Report Date: Source: Detail:
08/05/1997 Florida Police Report Accident Reported
Involving a front impact
with another motor vehicle


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MODERATE: The accident damage affects the operation of the vehicle and/or its parts. Examples include broken windows, trunk lids, doors, bumpers and tires.
MINOR: The accident damage does not affect the operation of the vehicle. Examples include dented bumpers, fenders, grills and body panels. This level of accident should not compromise vehicle safety.
NO DAMAGE: The vehicle was not damaged.
Are processed if the estimated damage exceeds $500
Are released 3 months after the accident date due to State mandate

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Truth-In-Mileage Check:


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Not Actual Mileage Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses mileage fraud or a broken odometer.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses an odometer rollover.


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CARFAX found no odometer rollbacks for this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170). Rollbacks reported in this section originate from readings collected by a DMV or other verifiable source.

Mileage Consistency Check:


CARFAX found no inconsistent odometer readings in the mileage history of this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170).

Date: Mileage:
07/01/1993 36,767
04/06/1994 38,700
01/14/2005 68,142



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Ownership History:


CARFAX estimates that this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170) had 1 owner(s). CARFAX analyzed this vehicle's title history and other supporting events to identify potential ownership transfers. In compliance with the U.S. privacy laws, CARFAX does not collect or report owner names or addresses.

Estimated Owners: Date: Location:
1st owner No data No data

Types of Owners:


This 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170) was checked for 8 types of registrations.

No Personal Use Registration Reported No Fleet Registration Reported
No Lease Registration Reported No Commercial Registration Reported
No Rental Registration Reported No Non-Profit Registration Reported
No Taxi Registration Reported No Built to Non U.S. Standards Record Reported

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CADILLAC does not report recall information for specific vehicles to CARFAX.
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CARFAX cannot calculate the remaining coverage for this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170) because no original manufacturer warranty information was reported to CARFAX by its source.

Estimated start date of warranty: 07/01/1993
Last reading reported on 01/14/2005: 68,142 miles
Today's Date: May 23, 2005

Type of Coverage: Original Warranty:
Basic No data reported to CARFAX
Drivetrain No data reported to CARFAX
Emissions No data reported to CARFAX
Corrosion No data reported to CARFAX
Transferable No data reported to CARFAX
Roadside Assistance No data reported to CARFAX
Safety Belt & Inflatable Restraint No data reported to CARFAX
Specific Components No data reported to CARFAX


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CARFAX searched more than 3 billion records from over 5,300 sources and found 7 record(s) for this 1988 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (1G6DW51Y3J9713170).

Date:
Mileage Reading:
Source:
General Comments:


07/01/1993 36,767 New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Holly, NJ
Title issued or updated


04/06/1994 38,700 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Pierce, FL
Odometer reading reported for title
or registration


04/21/1994 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Pierce, FL
Title #66548364
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported


08/05/1997 Florida
Police Report
Case #538320380
Accident Reported
Involving a front impact
with another motor vehicle


05/22/2000 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Pierce, FL
Title #0066548364
Title issued or updated


01/03/2005 Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Fort Pierce, FL
Title #0066548364
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
Exempt from odometer reporting


01/14/2005 68,142 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cincinnati, OH
Title #3104584089
Title issued or updated

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Severe Damage: Odometer Problems: Lemon History:
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Rebuilt/Reconstructed

Dismantled

Fire/Flood/Hail

Canadian Total Loss
Exceeds Mechanical Limits

Not Actual Mileage
Manufacturer Buyback


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Scottie in Alabama
05-23-05, 11:26 PM
Haha I've never seen a thread entirely of posts by the same user. How about some pics of the hearse? I've always wanted one.

Hey Dope, I'd love to have one too, but my wife would run my crazy ass clean away from here. Eventhough I am a funeral director!

Maybe I could rent a garage though . . . :lightbulb think she'd go for that?

DopeStar 156
05-23-05, 11:33 PM
Hey Dope, I'd love to have one too, but my wife would run my crazy ass clean away from here. Eventhough I am a funeral director!

Maybe I could rent a garage though . . . :lightbulb think she'd go for that?
I dunno man. I know my mom would have a fit if I had a hearse over here. I could;ve had one but it just didn't happen. CRAP!

shreddedtires
05-24-05, 03:26 AM
Thanks for the flood of info! I never imagined all that would be availiable. Interesting how the car was in a frontal collision 8 years ago... The frame looks perfect for a little rust on a cross-member that has almost eaten all the way through... I'll get pics posted very soon, right now all the pics I have of the car have either me or my fiancee in em. She's a beautiful car.