1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Rippy Cadillac Discussion, 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question in Authorized Cadillac Vendors; Have a 1998 Cadillac Limo with the heavy duty FE7 suspension package. I need to replace the right rear upper ...
  1. #1
    TrippleBlackEldo is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 00' Eldorado Tripple Black ESC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    16

    1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    Have a 1998 Cadillac Limo with the heavy duty FE7 suspension package. I need to replace the right rear upper control arm bushings and am not having any luck in finding the bushings either OE or Aftermarket. Any thoughts of where I might acquire these elusive bushings?

    Been through a list of vendors and dealers and junkyards already with no luck in anything.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is offline Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,996

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    a local limo just recently had to do the same repair

    i can't remember what his solution was...

    i'll see if i can contact him tomorrow
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

  4. #3
    TrippleBlackEldo is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 00' Eldorado Tripple Black ESC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    16

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    That would be cool.

    Even a whole upper control arm would be good to have. But again, can't find that either.

  5. #4
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is offline Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,996

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    i can get the whole upper control arm (right hand rear) from Vintage Parts

    GM sells their stock to them when they discontinue a part but still have stock available

    Vintage Parts had a strict return policy though - you only have like a week to cancel your order and they have a a return fee ... after the week there's no returns

    #25671729
    $235.14 (plus shipping from me to you)

    They've got four left in stock

    I'll let you know later if that other limo driver gets in touch with me about his fix
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

  6. #5
    TrippleBlackEldo is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 00' Eldorado Tripple Black ESC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    16

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    That is great. Thanks.

    Is that the cast iron upper? The aluminum one that the junkyards been sending were not the cast iron control arm.

    Is there a phone # or site that I could order myself?

  7. #6
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is offline Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,996

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    it's whatever GM was selling ... i don't have any info on production materials though... you can order yourself... it will cost more though... and you have to do it online

    http://vpartsinc.com
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

  8. #7
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is offline Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,996

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    so I just heard back from my 1997 Limo driver

    he said that his mechanic put on a control arm from a regular deville

    they had to modify it slightly
    some holes needed to be drilled to larger diameter and some filing needed to be done on the body for fitment

    ----

    now that I've been refreshed on this it sounds to me like the aluminum ones you've been getting aren't really from limos or HD bodied vehicles but just from regular devilles because the FE7 parts are cast iron

    ----

    if you'd like to contact the shop that did the work for him I can PM you their info

    other than that I would think that you could go with the one from Vintage Parts - it should be direct OEM fitment
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

  9. #8
    TrippleBlackEldo is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 00' Eldorado Tripple Black ESC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    16

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    I called Vintage Parts and I should be able to pick one up there. Since I am in Milwaukee and they are in Beaver dam I can have it tomorrow And I can do a visual on it before accepting it also. Yea it may cost more but in the long run its right in my back yard.

    Thanks for the help.

  10. #9
    RippyPartsDept's Avatar
    RippyPartsDept is offline Hi, I'm Chris - Please Read My Signature
    Automobile(s): 1999 DeVille "Bianca" (white/blue, VIN-Y, 160k)
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    13,996

    Re: 1998 Cadillac SDV Limo with FE7 Suspension question

    no problem... glad to help
    Chris Heath (RippyPartsDept) is an ASE Certified GM Parts Consultant at Rippy Automotive
    Rippy is a Cadillac, Hummer, Saturn & Saab dealership & Official Saab Service Center
    ~~ Family owned and operated in Wilmington, NC since 1946 ~~
    We offer all forum members discounts on parts and freight
    phone: 800-RIPPY-22
    <-- insert standard boilerplate about posts not necessarily representing my employer, etc -->

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting