1998 Cadillac DeVille Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Cadillac DeVille ProblemsPower Window Regulators may Fail
One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.
Vehicles equipped with the 4.6L engine may develop excessive oil consumption. Please be advised that under optimum driving conditions, using one quart of oil every 2000 miles is acceptable. This Cadillac standard applies to vehicles with less that 50,000 miles. Our technicians tell us that if you experience excessive oil consumption it may be caused by built up on the piston rings which restricts movement, preventing them from wiping all the oil from the cylinder walls. Oil left behind is then burned during the combustion process. There is a special ring cleaning procedure which can help this situation. The GM service bulletin number is #02-06-01-009C.
One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.
1998 Cadillac DeVille QuestionsKey will turn over bit doesn't start (1 answer)
Bought a new battery,and alternator and now the system anti theft light comes on but not sure if that is even the issue..it makes a clicking sound when I turn the key but does not start
This is a limo version
The interior lights won't turn off and the dash board light are out ( speedo and all others ) . It looks like it has small oil leak ( not sure from where )
1998 Cadillac DeVille RecallsCadillac Recalls 1998-1999 DeVilles Due to Unintended Deployment of Side Impact Air Bag
Cadillac has recalled 1998-1999 DeVille vehicles because the side impact air bag sensors may be faulty. This could result in unintended deployment of the side impact air bags, which may injure passengers. Dealers will replace both side impact sensing modules.
Cadillac has recalled 1998 DeVille vehicles because the hinge pivot bolts may not have been heat treated properly and may fail. In the event of an accident, the hood may push back through the windshield glass, which may injure the occupants. Dealers will replace the hood hinge pivot bolts.
Cadillac has recalled 1998 Devillle and Eldorado vehicles because the purge evaporate emissions wiring harness was improperly routed. This could interfere with the speed control and throttle linkage, and may cause the throttle to stay open. Dealers will inspect the harness for proper routing and then install a tie strap to the harness.