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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 1984 Coupe Deville in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; So I posted earlier about my situation. I have an 84 coupe deville with 44.5k miles on it. Out of ...
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    1984 Coupe Deville

    So I posted earlier about my situation. I have an 84 coupe deville with 44.5k miles on it. Out of the blue my transmission blew on me just turning around in a parking lot. I got a quote from a local transmission shop for the repairs, and just for labor alone it would run me 1100. I love my blue beauty but I have a long commute and I dont have the space to hold on to her. I am in the Washington DC metro area and I am looking to either let it go or get some ideas as to how I may be able to fix her for less. Any ideas/thoughts would be really helpful. If you are interested in picking it up for parts email me at dan.amarcus@gmail.com with "84 coupe" in subject line. I can assure you I am not looking for a lot to get rid of it especially with a bunk tranny. It is able to get into 1st gear but wont shift out so if you take it you would most likely need a trailer.

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    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    To fix it for less is pretty simple. Buy a used trans and install it yourself. Do you have a U Pull It yard near you?

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    Do you have a U Pull It yard near you?
    That's what I was thinking. Crazy Ray's had Cadillacs the last time I was in there, if you're not too far from one of them. They're $90 I think, that's a small investment to greatly increase the value of your car.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    crazy rays is over an hour drive for me, ill have to call and see if they have anything. There aren't many junkyards close to me in general as im in the metropolitan area...

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    In my town a couple of the yards from outlying areas have centers in town. They will pull and deliver the part to town. One of them even offers installation W/warranty.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    If it has 1st gear and reverse, I would suspect a stripped Governor gear. Easily removed from the transmission while in the car. Located where the speedo cable attaches to the trans, driver side. Is the fluid red and not smell burnt? Is the TV cable attached to the throttle body? If its broken/ disconnected, it will shift late.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    Nice car. Budget a couple hundred for a DIY trans swap, another 2-400 for fillers (painted) and it would look great.

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    Thats an awesome looking coupe deville. You don't see many in that good shape, much less with low miles. IMO, it would be worth fixing the transmission because of the condition of the car.
    Also, I don't think you'd need to replace the whole transmission, as long as its not slipping and the fluids not burnt. A part inside it probably just wore out (which would be cheaper than replacing the whole thing).

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    Quote Originally Posted by cadimandan View Post
    I got a quote from a local transmission shop for the repairs, and just for labor alone it would run me 1100.
    I'd look around for another quote.
    I got the transmission in my wildcat entirely rebuilt with new torque converter and seals and clutches for $1100, parts and labour. And I'm in Canada, which is usually more expensive than the states.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    I would agree, this car is definitely worth fixing. Nice car that you would regret selling! Shop around some more...

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    I found out about the shop I used by calling around various shops that specialize in the engine rebuilding, and asking them who they used for transmission repair. Since the best time to redo the transmission is when the engine is out, I figured they probably send transmissions out fairly often.

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    GENE! Welcome Back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    GENE! Welcome Back!
    Thanks! It feels good to be back in the Cadillac world I tell ya

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    Re: 1984 Coupe Deville

    Holy crap, he lives!

    (on here).

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