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Headlights not working in 1980 Cadillac Eldorado
Is it just your headlights that won't come on? Is it both the high and low beam light on both sides? It is important to note that most cars now have a fuse for each individual headlamp bulb, so checking...
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car wont start. displays starter disabled
Hi. This might be due to the theft deterrent system being activated. The key for you vehicle has a coded chip that is programmed to your ignition switch. If the switch fails to recognize it, it will think you are...
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Brake line leaking at front passenger's side wheel
Hi. Sounds to me that you have a leaking brake line to your brake caliper. Also the loss in brake pressure is because of the release in pressure from the leaking line. I would recommend having a certified mechanic come...
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Broke vapor line on fuel pump assembly, could i still drive car without any issues?
You should not drive it this way. Did you know that gasoline vapor is more flammable than liquid gas? You should have it fixed before driving it to be on the safe side. If you need assistance with this, seek...
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Electrical system issues
You may be having wiring harness issues that would have to be isolated and traced for each problem you are having. The door locks could be a wiring or a lock actuator issue. These are probably random unrelated issues that...
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Battery replaced, keeps dying out
If you have a battery that is dying overnight, then you have a major draw on the battery and should have a mechanic isolate what system is causing the draw by removing one fuse at a time until the circuit...
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Car is jerking for a while and then runs fine
The TCC is the torque convertor clutch solenoid inside the transmission. To get it replaced you would need to have the pan removed and the TCC solenoid tested and replaced. If all your drive issues start to happen after...
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Defroster malfunctioning
Your car has a dual temperature control system. If you put both sides to full cold or full hot, then it will not be in automatic mode and should be blow fully cold or hot out of the vents. ...
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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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Low pressure light coming on
The oil pressure light will come on if the pressure drops below about 15psi. If your engine is loosing oil pressure then the engine oil pump may need to be replaced. Have the oil pressure checked for proper pressure by...
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Tire making strange noise
Unfortunately there can be a variety of reasons as to why your Cadillac is experiencing noises in the wheel area. With the information provided being a bit limited, I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic, such as...
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Dashboard comes on when the 1993 Cadillac Eldorado is started
If it's a computer module, more often it would be the BCM, because that is what controls the radio and all that stuff. But, of course you'd want to have the battery and alternator load tested. When it's something like...
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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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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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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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