Intermittent Spark

Asked by Sep 16, 2011 at 02:27 PM about the 1991 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 91 Eldorado with the 4.9 motor.  It cuts out randomly while driving and will not start back up.  After towing it back to the house, it starts up a day or two later.  I have checked the fuel system and it checks out.  When it doesn't run, there is no spark at the plug. I have checked the coil, wiring, ignition module and hall sensor in the distributor and they check out.  It seems that whenever I try to diagnose the ignition, the car starts and all the components are working correctly .  Has anyone experienced this problem and found a solution?

3 Answers

80

You Might want to check this website out. Im going through the same problem right now. http://newrockies.com?ap_id=ctaveras39

2 people found this helpful.

Check your battery for a dead cell. If it doesn't maintain enough amperage for the computer, it'll shut down the car.

1,040

could be your computer is heating up and cutting out. easiest way to find out is when it cuts out put an ice bag on top and bottom wait a few minutes and try to start if it does problem solved.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Eldorado

Looking for a Used Eldorado in your area?

CarGurus has 297 nationwide Eldorado listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Cadillac Eldorado Experts

  • #1
    spiderblu
    Reputation
    820
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    370
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille
1,280 listings starting at $999
Used Cadillac Seville
231 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
82 Great Deals out of 15,086 listings starting at $3,700
Used Buick Riviera
88 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
233 Great Deals out of 26,932 listings starting at $4,000
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,105 listings starting at $1,312
Used Lincoln Continental
22 Great Deals out of 3,000 listings starting at $1,750
Used Lincoln Town Car
29 Great Deals out of 1,440 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Caprice
158 listings starting at $6,999

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.