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Compatible anti theft system to replace
The only system that would be compatible would be another 1999 Cadillac Eldorado and this would not work since it would only be programmed to work for that vehicle. You would need new parts from the dealer and have it...
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I can't find replacement control arm bushings, any thoughs?
Hey there. Thanks for writing in about your Cadillac Eldorado. For parts like these, RockAuto is a good resource. They should have what you're looking for. Once you get the part and need service done on your control arm and...
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Car won't start.
It is very likely that you have an issue with your starter. If you have lights and other power electronics working in your vehicle but it will not turn over, this is a sign that the starter has failed or...
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Is my electrical system messing up?
Glad to help you on this. Yes, if the turn signals are not working, even as the bulbs are OK, there is definitely an electrical problem. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, would simply trace the circuit until the...
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Starts runs for 30 sec. Shuts down.
Hello. This behavior suggests that the carburetor needle & seat are sticking, and the carb requires some adjustment and/or a rebuild. These fuel valve components allow fuel pressurized by the fuel pump into the carburetor float bowl (and from there...
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Power steering belt broke & need to replace it. How do I replace it?
Typically, you would loosen the mounting bolts for the power steering pump and adjust the angle of the pump until the belt is loose enough to remove. There may be one or more belts for other accessories in front of...
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Engine stops at light
Any number of faults can make the engine stall. If there is a vacuum leak, the engine can be drawing in too much air. This will thin the air/fuel mixture and make the vehicle stall. Work spark plugs may not...
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Car is losing power after driving a few miles. Any suggestions as to what could be causing this?
Hi there. There are typically two systems that cause an engine to loose power - ignition and fuel. The first step would be to have a professional mechanic download any stored error codes from the ECU on your '96 Cadillac....
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Does a wire wheel of a Deville fits to my Eldorado?
Hi there: Unfortunately, without knowing what size of wheel is on your Eldorado currently, we're unable to give you an accurate answer to your question. The bolt pattern on most Cadillac's in the early to mid 80's were identical for...
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1975 Eldorado convertible trips the 40 amp breaker for the power windows when lowering or raising them. Why and when can you look at this?
There is some device along the power window circuit that is drawing much more amperage than the system was designed for. This short can be caused by a broken wire grounding out on the body and causing a short, corrosion...
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What is minimum oil pressure at idle?
The minimum oil pressure at idle is only 5 psi (34.5 kpa). The minimum oil pressure at 2000 engine rpms is 35 psi (241 kpa). Both of these pressures are using a mechanical oil pressure gauge that can measure the...
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Car does not start
Hi There, It sounds like you may not be getting any power to the starter. If the problem is not related to the battery or a weak connection to the battery, it is likely this may be related to a...
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oil pan gasket replacement cost
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil pan gasket can be tricky to replace. Quoting an exact price for this service can also be tricky. Removing the oil pan to access the gasket is the hardest part, and can...
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overheating
With the information that you've provided, I would say the cause for the overheating may be the cooling fan. It is possible that could be a problem with the radiator, but as long as the coolant level is correct and...
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On the big hose that runs to the radiator down its underneath the air filter I could see the puncture wound on the top of the hose
Hi there. There are some aftermarket products that could possibly seal a small crack, but they never hold. In fact, in most cases, they cause more damage than help. It's better to replace the radiator hose and ensure the radiator...
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Overheating and heater not working
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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Car sputters and shakes when I accelerate
Hi There, As you know, this may be caused by a variety of things, one of which you already suspect which is an Oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read...
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How to change sparkplugs? 1997 Cadillac Eldorado
Hi there - your first move would be to carefully sketch or cellphone camera record each coil position, then removed the coil packs. Using a spray tube, hose down the spark plugs with rust penetrant (WD-40, PB Blaster or similar),...
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My 2001 cadillac eldorado will start the battery for a moment as well as Rev the engine (or so it sounds) for a moment. But when I
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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A 2000 Elderado blows engine heat through the back of the radiator. It blows out the front of the grill.
Hi there. Check to see if the fan motor wires are reversed. If the wiring was reversed, then the fan blades will turn the opposite direction that they are normally operated. If the wiring is hooked up properly, then the...

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