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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Troubles with the 77 CDV in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Too bad I didn't see this earlier, You weren't too far from myself and drmenard when this started....
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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Too bad I didn't see this earlier, You weren't too far from myself and drmenard when this started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deVille33 View Post
    Too bad I didn't see this earlier, You weren't too far from myself and drmenard when this started.
    I was hoping you would swoop in and save the day Mr. 1977. I know we all have lives and can't check in here every day. I am hoping to have my 77 Fleetwood on the road next week like you guys. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac_al View Post

    I was hoping you would swoop in and save the day Mr. 1977. I know we all have lives and can't check in here every day. I am hoping to have my 77 Fleetwood on the road next week like you guys. Cheers.
    Craig seems to have a good attitude about this problem as being all part of the fun and adventure, if you wanted an uneventful drive cross country you could always drive some boring appliance like a Toyota that will always start and stop and never break down and then what fun would life be?!

    And to Cadillac Al - - since when do you have a 77 Fleetwood?? Have we seen pictures of this car, well, let me say I haven't seen any, one of my all time favorite cars, please direct me to any threads that tell the story of your car!
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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Craig seems to have a good attitude toward life in general, and specifically to Cadillac road trips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Craig seems to have a good attitude toward life in general, and specifically to Cadillac road trips!
    Craig seems to be fantastic in general. The attitude will naturally follow
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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    Craig seems to have a good attitude about this problem as being all part of the fun and adventure, if you wanted an uneventful drive cross country you could always drive some boring appliance like a Toyota that will always start and stop and never break down and then what fun would life be?!

    And to Cadillac Al - - since when do you have a 77 Fleetwood?? Have we seen pictures of this car, well, let me say I haven't seen any, one of my all time favorite cars, please direct me to any threads that tell the
    story of your car!
    Yeah, I haven't updated my sig in years. I'll post up some pics when I get her cleaned up.

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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Where in maine are you? I'm down in Buxton.

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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Wow, I have been thinking about this a lot. I am leaning towards a bad coil or pickup, but it could be exhaust related too. My nephew Mike, sure thinks it's an exhaust blockage. Too bad it is so hard to find competent mechanics. This issue, once properly diagnosed, will probably be an easy fix! Yes, Craig is a great guy, and an awesome Cadillac enthusiast.
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    Half the fun of a breakdown is getting to ride with the chain smoking flatbed tow truck operators and having the car fixed by the local "expert" and then getting back on the road. You may pick up a tobacco addiction along the way... all part of the fun!
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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    Craig seems to have a good attitude about this problem as being all part of the fun and adventure, if you wanted an uneventful drive cross country you could always drive some boring appliance like a Toyota that will always start and stop and never break down and then what fun would life be?!
    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Craig seems to have a good attitude toward life in general, and specifically to Cadillac road trips!
    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Craig seems to be fantastic in general. The attitude will naturally follow
    Quote Originally Posted by Garys View Post
    Yes, Craig is a great guy, and an awesome Cadillac enthusiast.
    Golly, guys! I'm blushing already! I'll be sure to post up the final conclusion once the car gets back to CA.
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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Hard life being the forum's rock star!

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    I had a similar issue with a 76 Catalina. The problem was carbon from long use in the city breaking down due to 13 hrs on the interstate (SC to MO). A local mechanic ran some cleaner through it and it drove back to SC without a hitch. Cost me $20.

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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Itīs more than a month since I last entered the forum and now Iīm reading this thread. Sorry to know about your problem with your '77, Craig but -as other members said- thatīs part of the fun. At least you did more than 3.000 miles in a row without any problem; thatīs considerably more than I would dare to do with any of my classic cars. Many years ago, I suffered something similar with a totally different car, an Audi A3; it was due to a fail in the Lambda probe so I would vote for trying to override catalytic converter.

    Good luck and I hope it is an easy repair. The car and the driver well deserve it.

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    Re: Troubles with the 77 CDV

    Bypassing/removing/permenantly altering emissions equiptment is not an option, since the car still has to pass CA's biennial smog inspection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    Bypassing/removing/permenantly altering emissions equiptment is not an option, since the car still has to pass CA's biennial smog inspection.
    You love that government intervention stuff, make it happen! You could always trade it for a Preus!

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