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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,827 miles

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1998 Cadillac Eldorado engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Cadillac Eldorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152003

Eldorado 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,480 miles


Starting with dic message of "low coolant", I have experienced an engine overheating problem. After the Cadillac dealer in durango Colorado was unable to find a problem ( replaced hoses, water pump), my mechanic (in albuquerque)found a cracked head that was leaking coolant internaly. Fixed the head, but now the head bolt holes stripped. Used oversized helicoils, but block material still to soft and cannot torque down the head bolts without pulling helicoils. Aluminum metal got to soft and have to replace the engine. This engin only has 82K+ miles and should not be doing this. Aluminium for block/head materia is stupidity. Weight savings cannot be that much to have shorter life of an engine.L

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Mar 012003


  • 40,000 miles
When the vehicle came to a stop, the engine stalled, which resulted in loss of power steering, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 301998


  • miles
Engine gasket blew out due to poor workmanship. In addition, replaced water pump.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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