This morning I got in my 1997 cadillac eldorado and the battery light came on and it was running rough almost like it was out of gas but I have a full tank . It starts up every time what could it be ?

Asked by Apr 22, 2015 at 11:03 AM about the 1997 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when we checked battery connection one
of them was very hot.

3 Answers

8,175

Check output of alternator, it may not be charging.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
71,185

Yes,do as camarocolletor said.

57,735

The battery connection was probably hot due to electrical resistance. Electrical resistance us usually caused by a corroded battery terminal connection. I would remove the connections at the battery, clean them and then re-install them. Also it may be a good idea to charge the battery and get it tested and check the alternator output. Alternator output can be measured at the battery engine running and should be 13.8 to 14.6 volts. If it is lower the alternator and or the voltage regulator made need to be replaced. The regulator is most likely part of the alternator on this model of vehicle.

Your Answer

Eldorado

Looking for a Used Eldorado in your area?

CarGurus has 331 nationwide Eldorado listings starting at $2,200.

ZIP:

Cadillac Eldorado Experts

  • #1
    spiderblu
    Reputation
    820
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    340
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille
1,424 listings starting at $2,695
Used Cadillac Seville
294 listings starting at $1,200
Used Lincoln Town Car
21 Great Deals out of 1,608 listings starting at $1,690
Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 33,345 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Corvette
134 Great Deals out of 16,100 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
413 Great Deals out of 41,516 listings starting at $1,488
Used Lincoln Continental
13 Great Deals out of 3,114 listings starting at $31,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
41 Great Deals out of 3,405 listings starting at $4,500

Used Cars For Sale

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe FWD For Sale
16 listings starting at $2,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.