1997 Cadillac Eldorado Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Cadillac Eldorado

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1997 Cadillac Eldorado Problems

Trunk Lid Won't Close Due to Trunk Pull Down Switch Failure

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.

Car Won't Start and Security Light is On

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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1997 Cadillac Eldorado Questions

I have a draining noise coming from the right rear underneath the car off and on (1 answer)

The grinding noise is coming from underneath by the muffler and it does it for a little bit and then it stops I looked underneath and it looks like there's like a little motor there

Why does my car intermittently start? No problem codes or messages. (1 answer)

Car was fine then one month ago decided not to start. Dash lights come on normally in run position but when I turn key to start just check engine light and no sound at all. No codes, no messages, no nothing. Bought and installed new battery, car started and went to store. Came out and car would n...

my 97 eldorado was running great and suddenly it started running rough it idles rough in a idle position but when accelerating at higher speeds seems fine had it diag and said 5 cylinder was misfiring changed #5 sparkplug and still running rough please he (3 answers)

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1997 Cadillac Eldorado Recalls

GM Recalls 1995-1997 Models Due to Fuel Rail and Return Line Leaks

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.

Recall 97V064000
THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL MODULE OR THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE AND TRACTION CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) TO CYCLE DURING A NON-ABS BRAKE APPLICATION.

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1997 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

blower motor on air conditioner and heater comes on by its self while setting in the garage ,runs the battery down
Great power & smooth ride but initially had a few problems w/delco battery(replaced 3 in 7 yrs); replaced window/steering stability switches in first 4 yrs, but covered under warranty; reset AC compressor restart codes due to freon/ac oil leaks; recently vent blower fan went out..of course car is 13 yrs/I'm original owner! Still Luv it though, can't beat its handling & mountain of features/ga...
This has been a great car to own. Have had some trouble with the A/C system, and now a rough idle problem but overall a wonderful car to drive. The northstar engine has 113,000 on it and is still dry and does not use oil. I do regular oil changes at the indicated intervals and always use premium fuel. Recently changed plugs but the ones I took out looked like the ones I put in and I know they...

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