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Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 Jul 15. 9 Replies

I have a bad window motor in the passenger side door.  I have removed the door panel and am at a complete loss as to where to start and what to do from here.  Does anyone have any step by step…Continue

Trying to identify this part for replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Jun 21. 7 Replies

I have a 429 and want to replace the cap that sits between the AC Compressor and the Fuel Filter attached to some tube. Can't find the name of it. Pic attached. My cap is orange if that matters. Not…Continue

 

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Roy  You are going to be keeping up with our best mechanics after that job  Glad to see you did so very well with the motor replacement   I Like Russ’ s drilling into the doors metal skin to get to the motor bolts —a…"
Jul 15
Russ Austin replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"If you have a 64, then it is highly recommended to get a 1964 Cadillac shop manual from ebay.  The 63 will have a lot of similar sections, but the main difference is in the heater/Acv system. Other areas are different, but you just need to get…"
Jul 15
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Yes, drilling those holes helped a ton.  If only I had seen your post before I made the first attempt.  "
Jul 15
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Thanks everyone.  I figured it out.  Not easy.  Here's the update. I was able to pull the panel off and locate the motor.  What a squeeze.  I had to use a skinny wrench and quarter turns to remove the 3 bolts holding it…"
Jul 15
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"I would like a manual.  I assume the manual for the 63 is exactly the same for the 64?"
Jul 15
Russ Austin replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Did you check that power is getting to the window motor? The usual suspect is a broken wire in the drivers door jamb boot. It you want to remove the motor, just remove the 3 bolts holding it in. It is the easiest and fastest way. You will need to…"
Jul 15
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Get to the window motor and remove the mounting bolts and clean the motor contact points to shinny metal and reinstall it   That is the motors ground connections Clean  grounds first on our year cars —-if an electrical…"
Jul 14
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"Take pictures as you remove parts  Will help get it back together to solve you concerns about that  What is the window doing now - moving slow - not moving at all ? Enjoy "
Jul 14
Cees de Bunje replied to Roy's discussion Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed
"First step: buy a workshop manual. Best investment you can do."
Jul 14
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Front Window Motor Installation Help Needed

I have a bad window motor in the passenger side door.  I have removed the door panel and am at a complete loss as to where to start and what to do from here.  Does anyone have any step by step instructions or photos or both to help with this?  I have searched and checked out the help section and can't find anything.  I don't want to just start unbolting things in fear i will never get it back together.  …See More
Jul 14
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"Good info Kurt. I appreciate the help. "
Jun 21
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"Thanks Russ. I'll send you an email."
Jun 21
Russ Austin replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"Roy, the oil fill vent tube cap is orange because it denotes a California car. The cap is sealed to not allow vapors to escape. You should have a tube that goes from a valve cover up to the air cleaner. And a filter should be on the end of the tube…"
Jun 21
Kurt replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"No Problem. You're in the right place to learn anything you need to know about them, just ask questions & check out the Help tab above. As a matter of fact, there is a topic about oil filler caps. Unfortunately, finding a good one might be…"
Jun 21
Roy replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"Thanks Kirk. Appreciate the education in both areas. Getting use to this old caddy has a learning curve for me for sure. Didn't even Dawn in me that's what that was. "
Jun 21
Kurt replied to Roy's discussion Trying to identify this part for replacement
"The picture is there as an attachment. If you click on the photo button when you post a message, it will appear in the message like I did here.  FYI: That is your oil filler cap."
Jun 21

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
1964 2 door Coupe DeVille
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Re upholstering seats

Started by paul in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hello all, my question pertains to interior of a recent barn find.  A 1963 cadillac sedan with 16000 original miles.  Unfortunately it had mice in the car, so of course the whole interior which is…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Disc Brakes and Cadillac 48 spoke wire wheels

Started by James Elkins in General Discussion. Last reply by tim sparks 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I've been thinking about upgrading to the CPP front disc brake kit for my 64. I'm running the wheel vintiques 15x6" Cadillac wire wheel. The brake kit says must use with a disc brake compatible…Continue

New dimmer switch

Started by Russ Austin in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have new headlight dimmer switches for cars with the guidematic system…Continue

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Is there a separate Starter Relay, or does the Solenoid serve that purpose?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 30, 2019 at 5:57pm 7 Comments

Hello All.

I will be replacing the starter solenoid tomorrow (actually my mechanic will do the work, I'll just supervise). In checking the FSM electrical schematic and chapter verbiage, I don't see anything that looks like (or is referred to as) a starter Relay. It seems the Starter Solenoid serves the function and there's no separate relay. Right or Wrong?

If wrong, where…

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Starter Solenoid replacement-how difficult? Where to buy?

Posted by Norman Silverman on August 20, 2019 at 8:24pm 8 Comments

Hello All.

I believe the starter solenoid has gone bad in my 64 DeVille. When I turn the key, often all I get is a click, then if I try a few times again the starter turns perfectly. All battery cables are on tight and the battery is good. So, I believe this problem is the solenoid. Where do I buy the right solenoid and is it necessary to remove the starter in order to swap it out? …

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Frame Markings

Posted by Gene McIlroy on August 12, 2019 at 6:26pm 1 Comment

Just got my frame back from powder coating so thought I would post photos of the front and rear frame markings.…

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Lining up the drive shaft

Posted by Dominic Salemi on August 12, 2019 at 5:47pm 2 Comments

Can anyone shed some light on how to position the complete drive shaft in the correct position? I want to make sure my drive shaft is installed properly.

Thanks

Dominic

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