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Cadillac Eldorado Oil Leaks From Lower Engine Area

Cadillac Eldorado Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engine Affected: 4.6L V8

Average Mileage: 90,724 mi (30,000 mi - 195,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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:(

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Leaks badly... it will cost around $2000 to have the engine removed to fix?!?!??!

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi


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  • 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

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    Engine must be removed to replace leaking seals
    Just live with it

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  • Visitor, , 128,000 mi

    Lots of leaking oil from bottom of car

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Add a quart in between oil change

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