1959 Sedan DeVille 1966 Factory Formal Limousine 1967 Fleetwood Brougham 1968 Fleetwood Brougham 196
Before you go messing with the ignitionj. Please read my Eldo issues.Hello all & hope all are well. Been reading posts about this problem, but here's mine...
I have intermittent starting problems with my 1998 Eldorado. (Only 28,500 original miles on it). Had this issue before about 2 years ago. Turn the key, car didn't start. Turn it again, it started. Sometimes had to turn key 2-3 times. Went to Caddie dealer two years ago to have it looked at. They were honest with me in that they could have said it was a bad starter. Instead, the cables had corrosion on them. They cleaned them up & I was good to go. Started every time until last week. The problem came back. Checked a few things myself such as cables to battery (new battery). They were clean & tight; but I cleaned them shiny bright anyway & made sure they were making full contact with the battery terminal. (When it does start though, it starts as if nothing is wrong. Kicks over instantly, no hesitation, you can't even hear it crank. That's how quick it starts; when it starts)!!! Have this issue with both keys so I figure keys are good?
I don't know if the cables to the starter have any corrosion or not again, but even if they don't, while the mechanic has the starter exposed, I want it changed anyway. (I just don't trust a 22 year old starter. Found a brand new AC/Delco starter still in the original box made in Mexico not China. Tested it myself & it works). I'm thinking that the problem could be any of the relays too, such as ignition relay, starter relay. I'm replacing them as well even if good, & I can do that myself. Also, while I'm at it, I want to have the ignition switch replaced & I may as well replace the neutral safety switch. I know I'm shot gunning, but I don't care about the extra cost. A chain is no stronger than it's weakest link so I want it all new which just leaves me with the original cables, which I guess can be checked with an ohm meter? Just don't want to get stuck anywhere so I don't care about being redundant. Did I leave anything out, or any suggestions? Thanks!!