Question about 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you are buying a new motor, instructions should come with it. but if not if you get the same type of motor with no instructions when removing the old 1 draw a little diagram.if you are not happy with anyof this you can always cut the electric cable as it enters the aerial motor and tape it off. do this when its in the up position.if you are happy with this please rate me. joe
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Press the setup button until "press reset at oil change" is displayed.
Then press and Release reset button until "hold reset to confirm" is displayed.
Now press and Hold reset button until "oil life set to 100%" is displayed.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
SOURCE: fuel filter location
Under vehicle, driver side, below seating area, front of rear wheelwell, mounted on chassis in fuel line. Thank you for an honest rating and for using FixYa!
Posted on May 19, 2009
Yes. Potentially a very expensive one.
If you love the car then get an expert to check the airbag fault out before you buy the car (preferably a franchised dealer, see below); if you're lucky then it's just a loose connection plug but even fiddling with one of those yourself can set the airbags off, instantly transforming the car into an economic write-off.
Even if there is just a loose connector then bear in mind that airbags generally have just a ten year design life and when they degrade sufficiently the diagnostic check that the car runs when starting up will also cause the warning light to illuminate. If the cause is purely due to age, then all of the airbags need replacing and once again you're into expensive territory. The airbags can be disconnected and left in place (potentially dangerous) or removed completely, but both of the latter options will be checked by insurers if you're in a crash and if discovered will invalidate your cover.
Note that if serviced at a franchised dealer, the airbag service life on many models can be extended. As an example, Volvo state that for vehicles manufactured between '93 and '96 can be re-certified to fifteen years, and with sufficient diagnostic testing models made from '87 to '92 can be re-certified to twenty years. This is possible based upon the results of the diagnostics and the manufacturer's ongoing test experience with their own products. General Motors (Chevrolet) will almost certainly have similar guidance for their products. If the airbag system passes the manufacturer's specified checks then the dealer can reset the diagnostic system to extinguish the warning light.
All you can do is to either accept that you may be saddled with the costs of airbag replacement in the near future (not always available on older models, so check beforehand) or to buy a Caprice which is much younger or which has a service history showing that the work has been done already.
I hope that this hasn't put you off buying the Caprice, although the remedial work may cost more than the car is worth, it's still cheaper than a new car and you'll have something a bit more different and characterful than a new model. Airbags are one of many reasons that prices of older used cars can often be little more than scrap value. Old cars are cheap precisely because they need increasing sums of money spent on them to keep them safe, roadworthy and legal. New cars need less maintenance but lose a lot of money by depreciation (US= falling residuals).
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Posted on Nov 04, 2009
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