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I have a 1999 Cadillac Sedan Deville with 92,000 miles on it for 11 years. Recently I noticed a problem with my dash instruments that my fuel gauge and miles that can be driven on remaining fuel do not work properly. This also make me question the reliability of my other warning systems indicators such as low oil, ... Read full answer

I have a 1999 Cadillac Sedan Deville with 92,000 miles on it for 11 years. Recently I noticed a problem with my dash instruments that my fuel gauge and miles that can be driven on remaining fuel do not work properly. This also make me question the reliability of my other warning systems indicators such as low oil, engine overheating, or any other functions designed to protect my vehicle. I have been told that this is all computer generated. I am able to keep track of fuel consumption by using my trip odometer to enable me to realize it's time to take on fuel based on miles driven since last filling of the gas tank, but am concerned regarding what other functions may not be working properly. One mechanic suggested that it could be an expensive fix if I have to locate a dash instrument panel in a junk yard to replace mine and that because of the age of the vehicle it may not be reliable or completely solve the problem. Is there any quick and easy was to fix this problem? Are there any new cadillac parts that I could obtain for a reasonable price that could be installed to solve this problem?

I also have a leak around the oil pan. My local mechanic says it isn't leaking too bad and as long as I check the oil level frequently it shouldn't be a problem. He told me that to fix the leak properly would require lifting the engine up to be able to replace the oil pan.

 

What would it cost to have a Cadillac Dealer fix these problems?

 

This is the best riding and handling car I have ever owned and I would prefer to keep it repaired and reliable to continue using it for many more years. I also have a 1946 Plymouth Coupe that has the original engine in it that has been a daily driver for the past 27 years as long as it provided proper maintenance to it. I feel that if my 46 Plymouth Coupe can last that long my 99 Cadillac should be able to do it too. Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX Hurley YNCS(SS) USN(Ret) 1550 Mush Bluff Road St. Marys, GA 31558 E-Mail:[email protected]

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David H
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Hello and welcome to just answer.In this case I agree with your mechanic.You will need to remove the gas tank to replace the fuel level sensor.When this sensor fails the gauge and miles remaining will not be accurate.The engine will need to be removed to repair the oil leak.But these leaks usually never get bad enough to require repair.A dealer would charge around 1500-2000 dollars to reseal the oil leaks.
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