Oil Leak From Lower Engine Area on Cadillac Eldorado

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
42 people reported this problem
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Leaks badly... it will cost around $2000 to have the engine removed to fix?!?!??!
oil pan leak engine had to be lifted 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:(
Oil leaking from split block seal Dealers should have to correct this problem the caddy manufacturer is aware of many.
Engine must be removed to replace leaking seals
Just live with it
ENGINE OIL LEAK AROUND CRANK CASE
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
Upper oil pan
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.
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
Add a quart in between oil change
OIL RUSHING OUT OF OIL PPAN SEAL
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
Oil on ground after oil change
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.
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.