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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$250.00
Average Mileage:
100,569 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Cadillac DeVille AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1996 Cadillac DeVille Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 162010

DeVille Northstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,569 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I HAD MY CAR FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW AN NEVER HAD A SERIOUS PROBLEM OTHER THAN THE USUAL REGULAR STUFF U KNOW....EVERYONE ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAVING A CADILLAC AIN'T SWEET BECAUSE OF EXPENSIVE THE REPAIRS ARE....I TOLD THEM I COULD HANDLE IT....THEN IT HAPPENED MY AC WENT OUT WENT TO THE MECH AN HE TOLD ME MY COMPRESSOR BROKE OFF IN THE SYSTEM AN THE WHOLE THING HAD TO REPLACED....THIS IS MY USUAL MECH SO I DIDNT THINK IT WOULD BE TO EXPENSIVE OR SO IT THOUGHT TILL I ALMOST THREW UP WHEN HE TOLD ME THE PRICE....I'M HERE THINKING MAYBE 250 THE MOST!!! THIS MAN TOLD ME 1500!!! SO IN THAT CASE THE AC STAYED OFF FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS CUZ HEY I COULDNT AFFORD IT...AT THE TIME I DIDNT CARE BUT UNFORNATELY WHEN I STARTED PICKING UP GIRLS AN THEN I HAD TO PUT THE WINDOWS UP WHEN IT RAIN WELL IT WASNT A PRETTY SIIGHT AT ALL...SO AFTER THE FIFTH GIRL TOLD ME I CAN NEVER RIDE IN UR CAR AGAIN I DECIDED MAYBE IT WAS TIME TO GET THE AC FIXED....AN SO STARTED THE JOURNEY...THE JOURNEY OF MY STORY.....AFTER A MONTH I HAD BEEN REFERED TO MECH BY A FRIEND WHO TOLD ME HE WAS GOOD IN FIXING AC'S TOOK MY CAR TO THE SHOP AN IN KNOW TIME THEY FOUND OUT THE PROBLEM AN WAS READY TO FIX IT FROM THERE....ALL IT WAS JUST A LEAK AN THE FREON WAS RUNNING OUT THERE....IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIXED THERE ACCEPT THAT SAME FRIEND TRIED TO SEE IF HE COULD MAKE MONEY OFF ME AN TOOK ME TO ANOTHER SPOT WHERE IT WAS CHEAPER AN COULD STILL GET THE JOB DONE...SO INSTEAD IT WAS 250 WHICH WAS GOOD AN HE SAID LOOK U SAVING MONEY....I WAS LIKE YEAH FINALLY THINGS WERE LOOKING UP TILL HE TOLD ME I OWE HIM 150 BECAUSE HE TOLD ME ABOUT IT IN THE PLACE IN THE FIRST....I LOOKED AT HIM STUPID BUT HE WAS SERIOUS SO I BOUGHT HIM SOME LIQUOR AN THAT WAS THAT ANYWAY GOT THE AC FIXED AN FINALLY IT WAS ALL GOOD MY JOURNEY WAS OVER...UNTIL IT STOPPED WORKING AGAIN AN THEN I FOUND OUT IT WAS A BIGGER PROBLEM....THE COMPRESSOR WENT OUT ANOTHER 250 DOWN THE DRAIN BUT THE HASSLE WAS GETTING THE COMPRESSOR WHICH I SPENT 6 HOURS BACK AN FORTH GOING BACK GETTING THE COMPRESSOR ONLY TO FIND OUT IT WAS DIRTY THEN HAD TO GO GET ANOTHER ONE ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT IT HAD GREEN OIL IN IT CAN U IMAGINE GREEN OIL!!!!! AFTER ALL THAT TO FIND OUT THAT THE GUY IM GETTING THE BAD COMPRESSORS FROM AN THE MECH HAD BEEF AN DIDNT DO BUSINESS WIT EACH OTHER AN ONCE THEY EACH FOUND OUT I COULDNT GET NO MORE COMPRESSORS FROM HIM AN THE MECH WOULDNT TAKE ANYMORE FROM HIM SO I WAS SCARRED....THEN MECH FELT SORRY FOR ME A BUILT ONE AN GAVE IT TO ME....THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED FOR A SECOND TIME MY JOURNEY WAS OVER....UNTIL YES ONCE AGAIN IT STOPPED WORKING A THIRD TIME IN ONLY TWO BLASTED DAYS!!!!!!....TURNS OUT THE PROBLEM WAS NEVER FIXED....YEP U GUESS IT THE LEAK....SO THE MECH FINDS THE PROBLEM THIS TIME WIELDS THE PIPES BACK TOGETHER AN FINALLY THE PROBLEM AN THE JOURNEY OF MY AC IS FIXED NOW IT BLOWS COLDER THAN EVER BEFORE NOW I CAN FINALLY I HAVE A CADILLAC....END OF MY JOURNEY....FURTHERMORE THATS THE ONLY THING THAT HAD ME ABOUT TO RIP MY HAIR OUT OF MY HEAD BUT IT WAS FINALLY DONE...THANK GOD

- , Fort Lauderfale, FL, USA

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