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Hi all. New guy here and have just bought a 1989 Caprice which has 54,000 miles on it. Interior is perfect except for the headliner which is falling. The car has sat outdoors and not drive for a while and has failing paint on the roof. I bought this car to replace my 81 Malibu which suffered terminal rear chassis rust. So the Caprice is the newest car I have owned!
One thing I need advice on is when starting the idle is high. its a fuel injection car so kicking it down does not help. The owners manual says to depress the pedal and release it slowly which will knock the idle speed down. The idle does eventually drop on its own. As an aside the estimates to replace the headliner ranges from $350 to $500.
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Welcome to the forum , be sure to post some pics. I replaced the headliner on my 83 , looks great , cost $500


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Hey Crazy Canuck nice car. I am also a Canuck. Need to know how to post pictures.
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Easiest way is to use a Photobucket account (free)
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Holly 0-83670 4 Barrel Carb. Headman Headers. Magnaflow Cats. Flowmaster Delta 50 Mufflers.
Electric Fan. Compu Star Alarm. Sony F-50 dash-cam with GPS Antenna. Crazy Canuck behind the Wheel.

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not a fan of photobucket.
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Well, Photobucket seems to be the easiest to post photos to car forums. Not only this forum, but the other ones that I am a member of. I don't love Photobucket either, but it's absolutely workable.

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Okay I opened an account on Photobucket and have photos of the Caprice on it. But I cannot figure how to get them to this site. There is nothing indicated on PB site.
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Click on the "go advanced" button. Then click on the paper clip icon. Browse your picture file you want and select and upload. There is a size limit as to how big your picture can be. Cant remember what it is off the top of my brain but it's on here somewhere.

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I had the headliner replaced on our 1991 Caprice , a couple of years ago , $ 125 - $150 . The guy seems to have done a good job .

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