1996 Cadillac Seville Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Cadillac Seville

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1996 Cadillac Seville Problems

Vacuum Brake Release Switch Can Fail

The parking brake may not release automatically due to a failed vacuum switch or actuator. Our technicians tell us that if vacuum is supplied to the actuator when the transmission is in gear, the vacuum switch is functioning and replacing the actuator should correct this concern.

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

Problems with the 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 the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.

Excessive Engine Oil Consumption

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.

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1996 Cadillac Seville Questions

no spark after changing northstar engines swap (2 answers)

No spark I've changed motors the car ran for two days now it won't start I've changed crank position censor, cam censor, ignition mod . Still know spark checked all grounds 5times.??

134a refrigerant (1 answer)

CAN I USE 134a refrigerant RECHARGE KIT ON MY 1996 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS SYSTEM?

Brake Pads: (2 answers)

What are the best Brake pad for my vehcile and the one's that don't leave alot of brake dust.

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1996 Cadillac Seville 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 95V224000
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 DI...

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1996 Cadillac Seville Reviews

Bought this Cadillac Seville used with 29,000 miles on it, The engine and brakes held up well but the transmission had problems but Cadillac repaired it under warranty. We test drove Lexus and Infinity and they were too small inside for a growing family.

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