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1986 cadillac fleetwood is making me loca(crazy)

First when i use the brake and try to turn right steering gets too hard to turn but normally works fine if i keep going left. gets pretty annoying. second after the car warms up and im at a stop sign service soon light comes on and the car accelerates by itself. and last but not least she did a number on me today. i jump started a car in the morning and then my car had to be jumped to start again after that it was fine 6 hours later i jumped another car and mine completely shut down. it turned off by itself and hasnt started since. we tried jumping it then tow truck came out and jumped it still nothing so he says its the battery ran to the nearest store and bought a brand new battery and still nothing. i know i know i should junk it right. but this car only has 155000 miles on it and doesnt look bad either and besides due to a bad past i am dissabled at a young 36yrs and that doesnt let me get a new car. unless it was a private party willing to accept payments so i need someones help anyones help please.

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  • gataloca34 May 10, 2009

    this is a 4.1 motor 8 cyl fuel injected

  • gataloca34 May 10, 2009

    motor is 4.1 im just a stupid girl trying this so bare with me. i did the code read and it comes up with F41 AND F48 AFTER THE NEW BATTERY ALL LIGHTS DID COME ON IS THE MAIN FUSE IN THE FUSE BOX ALSO (COLORED ONE)? OR THE BIG SILVER ONES? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE OR IF ITS DAMAGED

  • gataloca34 May 12, 2009

    found the problem!!!!!! a/c compressor wont move and belt wont let the car turn over but how can i fix it without replacing the compressor?

  • Murtaza Akberali  Versi
    Murtaza Akberali Versi May 11, 2010

    After installing the new battery do u get all the lights 'on' on the dashboard instrumental panel?

    Not bad too if you would check the main fuse which should be of around 30AMPs or 80Amps which may have blown due to the 'JUMP" starting othr cars!

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    What size motor?

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It all depends on the AC compressor , is it the freely bearing that has jammed or is the compressor itself totally jammed!
You will have to remove the fanbelt onthe compressor and lossen the pulley better if you can remove it, it should come out togther with the bearing .
This will show if its the bearing tht has siezed or the compressor itself.
Hope this helps!

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