'98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement
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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I just got done changing out an alternator on my '98 Eldorado today, and thought I would do a post ...
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    '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement

    I just got done changing out an alternator on my '98 Eldorado today, and thought I would do a post to save someone else doing the same job some precious time. I had looked at some different posts on this forum for the alternator replacement prior to starting the job, and some stated the radiator had to be removed....not true. That is only true if you fail to discover there is a small "access cover" bolted to the bottom of the radiator support directly underneath the alternator. Remove the four bolts from the access cover, and you simply turn the alternator pulley side down, and drop it down through the access hole.

    To make it much easier to get to one of the back bolts of the alternator, remove the passenger side cooling fan.
    It only takes a few minutes to remove it, and it will save you a whole lot of time making it easier to get to the alternator. This also helps in the installation process, when you are holding the alternator with one hand while trying to start the bolts with the other hand.

    Remove the battery, and it makes getting to the front bolts of the alternator much easier also. So, it isn't anywhere near as scary as it looks at a first glance. It does take some dexterity to remove and reinstall the alternator, but I am a senior citizen, so if I can do it most anyone else can do it.

    I hope this is of help to someone, I didn't state the obvious items to remove, such as a "cover" on top of the radiator, and a splash guard (or whatever it is) on the bottom of the radiator. Any procedure that states you have to remove something else, or relocate oil lines etc. is incorrect. Only the battery, passenger side cooling fan, and access cover have to be removed.

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    Re: '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement

    thank you

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    Not every vehicle has that panel

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    Re: '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement

    what was your alt issue? any codes? no charge? does it work ok now?

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    Re: '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement

    can this work on a 94 Eldorado as well. Mine is sitting in a secure parking lot and i wont have time for the removal of the radiator so any other advise you have will be useful thank you

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    Re: '98 Eldorado Alternator Replacement

    @bbuffalo, Your post was 3+ years ago but it sure save me a lot of heartache this past week. Your excellent directions helped be change out my alternator on my 98 Eldorado ETC. My car had the access panel, and it was TIGHT get the alternator out and in through it, but it work. Thanks again.

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