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RWD 19xx-1984 DeVille and Fleetwood,
1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Starting problems in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 1985 fleetwood brougham rwd with a 4.1 liter engine. I am having trouble starting. I set the ...
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    caddyrod is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Starting problems

    I have a 1985 fleetwood brougham rwd with a 4.1 liter engine. I am having trouble starting. I set the timing and I have check theplug wires. I think I have the right firing order. I even set no. 1 at top dead center and all I get is a lot of backfiring. Any suggestions that it could be something else.

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    FASSTWOOD is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 1995 Fleetwood Brougham
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    Queens, NY

    Re: Starting problems

    18436572 thats the firing order. 1 is the left front cylinder. distributer rotation is counter clockwise...

    It sounds like its a crossed wire.

    Good luck...

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    brougham is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1991 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance 5.7 Litre, 1994 DeVille
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    Re: Starting problems

    Did it just start doing that or were you doing anything to it?

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