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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,500 miles

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2001 Cadillac SeVille fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Cadillac SeVille Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 072010

SeVille 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


Fuel/ign starting problems ________________________________________ I have a 2001 Cadillac Seville sls that has been having intermittent starting problems. Presently the vehicle will not build-up fuel pressure in order to start to 41-47 psi unless I remove the rear fuse/relay box ign 1 micro relay. With this relay removed, I can hear the fuel pump build-up the required psi and then I confirm the build-up of that psi by looking at my test fuel psi gauge under the hood, the car then starts no problem, and runs no problem with relay not installed. Whenever I re-install this micro relay the fuel sys will not build-up the required psi, it just stays at 0 psi, and of course it will not start. I just replaced the fuel pump sending unit assy plus fuel filter today. The other day I was driving on highway 25 southbound and doing 75 mph and the engine just died, quit running and would not re-start. I had my vehicle towed home, the next day I went to troubleshoot my Cadillac and the vehicle started right up with the ign 1 relay removed. As I mentioned earlier I already replaced the fuel pump assy thinking it would fix problem and it did not! today while driving 55 mph the engine suddenly quit running again and I heard a noise from the front end and the car shook also. I had to find some shoulder room, pulled over, removed ign1 relay again and the car re-started no problem and I continued on driving to work.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
We purchased the car from tutwiller Cadillac in indianapolis, Indiana in 2001. It is at 46,000 miles now and is thankfully still under warranty. We have had problems ranging from computer to power steering. Last week my service engine soon light came on. I took it to the dealership. They said it was the transmission and the tcc solenoid. They also said the turbine shaft seals were leaking. They received my car on Oct. 27th and returned it to me on Oct. 29th. No sooner than 20 minutes down the road my service light came back on! I drove it back to the dealership. This time they said it was the air injection pump and replaced it. I received it back on Oct. 30th. Yesterday, Nov. 6th I was driving home from work and the accelerator stuck and sounded like it was grinding in the front. It came unstuck after approx. 10 seconds or so. I immediately called the dealership again. This time the service stability system came on. (it was on last week too, but they said they couldn't find anything and that the light went off.) I asked that a wrecker take my car this time, because I was uncomfortable driving it. As of today I have heard nothing from them. My husband and I are very frustrated with this dealership and Cadillac. I am sure tutwiller has computer records of how many times they have serviced this car!

- Sheridan, IN, USA

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