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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 89,866 (30,000–195,000)
Engine affected: 4.6L V8
10 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
41 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
Leaks badly... it will cost around $2000 to have the engine removed to fix?!?!??!
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:(
Engine must be removed to replace leaking seals Just live with it
Oil leaking from split block seal Dealers should have to correct this problem the caddy manufacturer is aware of many.
oil pan leak engine had to be lifted to fix
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 V873,000
Upper oil pan
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
Lots of leaking oil from bottom of car
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.
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
Very slow oil leak... like one or two small drops per week..
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.
oil and small tranny leak
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.
Add a quart in between oil change
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.
car wouldnt start as i tried to the oil rushed out like a foutain, what could that be?
Related Items:
Vehicles equipped with the 4.6L engine may develop excessive oil consumption. Please be advise...
The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently, the Check E...
The water pump and/or the plastic side tanks on the radiator may leak causing a loss of coolant...
For the past five years, we have had an oil leak above the oil pan on the engine block. I not...
Motor runs very quiet, very smooth, 82,000 miles. Have looked and checked everything but find n...

Related Content