Oil Leak From Lower Engine Area on Cadillac Eldorado

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.

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Average mileage: 89,859 (30,000–195,000)
Engine affected: 4.6L V8
10 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado 70,000 mi,
Leaks badly... it will cost around $2000 to have the engine removed to fix?!?!??!
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 82,000 mi,
oil pan leak engine had to be lifted to fix
2001 Cadillac Eldorado 112,000 mi,
Just brought this to my mechanic to check out after purchase. He found oil leak and said he wouldnt touch it and to just add oil as needed. Said he would have advised me never to purchase . Oh, well:(
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 35,000 mi,
Oil leaking from split block seal Dealers should have to correct this problem the caddy manufacturer is aware of many.
2001 Cadillac Eldorado 55,000 mi,
Engine must be removed to replace leaking seals Just live with it
2000 Cadillac Eldorado 72,000 mi,
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 97,231 mi,
Oil leak under motor. Checked everything myself and found the line running into the oil filter holder was leaking tightened leak there stoped but cant locate other leak
2001 Cadillac Eldorado - 4.6L V8 73,000 mi,
Upper oil pan
2000 Cadillac Eldorado 93,000 mi,
Seeping oil from lower engine seal. Fix is to spend $3000 pulling the engine and replacing a $10 part or putting a $5 dollar quart of oil every so often.
2000 Cadillac Eldorado 148,000 mi,
Very slow oil leak... like one or two small drops per week..
they tend to have an oil leak when using natural water due to the minerals in it use de natured water and it shouldnt eat the seals up
2001 Cadillac Eldorado 128,000 mi,
Lots of leaking oil from bottom of car
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 30,000 mi,
Add a quart in between oil change
1998 Cadillac Eldorado 63,000 mi,
leak is from the oil pan. i am a pro mechanic. These engines suck. I hate to say it,but this doesn't happen w/foregin cars
1995 Cadillac Eldorado 89,686 mi,
Oil on ground after oil change
2001 Cadillac Eldorado 118,000 mi,
Went to Valvoline and they said had oil pan gasket leak. It's gone from bad to worse. I can't find anyone who wants to touch it to fix it. I just add oil as needed. Recently, 120,000 miles, it's really bad and now it's smoking out the exhaust when accelerated is hit hard to move faster and it has a constant burnt oil smell.
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 58,000 mi,
oil and small tranny leak
2001 Cadillac Eldorado 47,500 mi,
On 5/23/14, I purchased from its owner, a 2001 Cadillac Eldorado ESC. I am having problems with the trunk. The trunk will not open with either the keyless remote or the button inside the car. When it was opening with these two methods a day or two ago, it would not always close. I can open the trunk with the key but I have a hard time getting it to close/latch completely. I tried 5 times yesterday to get the trunk to latch shut. I now have a car whose trunk I am afraid to use.
I bought the car knowing the car had several oil leaks . spent $1,300.00 on haven all seals replaced but not the half shaft.