1997 Cadillac Seville SLS Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS Problems

The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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.

Stalling Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS Questions

gas gauge is stuck on full all time except when idling or off. (2 answers)

is there anything I can put in the tank when I fill it up that could possible clean it up if it gummed up from setting awhile with that ethanol fuel in it?

what can I do to stop overheating . (1 answer)

I have refelled coolent two times and still running hot. once car reachers opt. temp no water leaks from any were. I not sure how to get air out of systems.


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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS Reviews

I have to say, that I owned an 85 Deville and it was one of the best cars I had ever own at the time (1996). But after have a few problem with the trans, then having it repaired, the car hadn't been right since. Years later, I searched for anothe Caddy and came across my "97" SLS. I could not be happier. I love the ride, the look and just pure enjoyment when I drive it, either in the city or o ...
I love the car. I stand firmly beside GM and Cadillac. The Northstar has a bad reputation but on the contrary it is a well put together engine,and will last 200,00+ if treated and driven the the Fast luxury cars they are.
Engine is made to fail in a major way between 80,000 to 100,000 miles and if G M can't do any better they need to fail. At least Toyota would have recalled this problem and fixed it but G M keeps sweeping their problems under the rug. I love the shape of the car but can't keep up with it breaking down. I will not own another G M again.

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