My husband 1981 Fleetwood won't started

Asked by Jun 23, 2016 at 11:47 PM about the 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband 1981 cadillac fleetwood won't started,
its a diesel engine. Can somebody please help me
out what could it be.

1 Answer


Way too many what ifs on a diesel to nail something down, glow system, injector pressures, fuel delivery, etc. You can try spraying a little starter fluid in the fresh air intake while someone cranks it over but be careful too much and you could cause engine damage. If it starts and runs the glow system is inoperative, if it starts and runs just briefly then it is fuel delivery and then it gets expensive really fast. I highly recommend that you have it towed to a shop you trust, just make sure they can work on diesels, not all shops will work on them. HTH

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