Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.
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1996 Cadillac Eldorado
1996 Cadillac Eldorado Problems
The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor assembly.
The air conditioning system can be prone to refrigerant leaks and failure of one or more pressure sensors. The AC pressure sensors should be checked for proper operation when ever the AC system is serviced.
The engine may develop an oil leak from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.
Power seat motors and seat position sensors may fail causing the power seats to act erratically.
1996 Cadillac Eldorado Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE ANALOG INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER ON THESE VEHICLES COULD HAVE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT DISRUPTING THE PASS KEY SYSTEM, CAUSING FAILURE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES AND TELL-TALES, AND A POSSIBLE NO-START CONDITION. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS;" NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT;" AND NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."Learn more »
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GM has recalled 1995-1997 Cadillac Deville, Eldorado, Seville, and Oldsmobile Aurora vehicles because the fuel rail and fuel system return line may crack and leak fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel rail and return line.
1996 Cadillac Eldorado Questions and Answers
I actually have a 1976 eldorado that my mechanic says needs a timing chain. When I went to another mechanic he said it was very rare that a timing chain had to be replaced given the fact the car ha...
This code has popped up continuisly, and check oil level, got the oil changed, still popped up, but the p0174 code won't go away, don't know exactly what is wrong with it. I know it could...
There is a small leak from the front of the car somewhere. Its a kinda yellowish/orangish looking stuff, I have only seen it on the ground a day or so after I have parked there, it's comming f...
Everytime I turn left the front driver side tire makes sound like a cranking chain is this my cv axel? it is getting worse and worse now. and the damn check oil is still comming on, just got oil ch...
1996 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews
I love my '96. it has the smoothest ride of any car I've ever driven. picked her up for a good price too. she has a lot of power, and accelerates very quickly. get a lot of compliments from old people. and girls love my car i call it the panty dropper.
I lucked into a 1996 Eldorado Touring Edition with only 82k on her. Garage kept, everything works perfectly and the car runs and handles exceptionally. I personally think my 96' looks as good or better than the STS that Cadillac puts out now. It looks more like a real Caddillac. Amazing features, decent gas mileage average about 16 in town 20.5 on the highway. Every black dude I pass gives me a dirty look... so I know I am pimpin' strong.
Awesome car, love the power, ride & handling ! Expensive to maintain, especially once the oil leaks develop, however when compared to the cost / payment of a new vehicle, my 96 Touring Coupe wins the debate hands down, LOVE THIS CAR !!
this is like a caddy vette crosover lots of guts rides smooth and handles like a dream