brake fluid CADILLAC ELDORADO 1998 10.G Owners Manual
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Driving without washer fluid can be dangerous.
A bad mud splash can block your vision and you
could hit another vehicle or go off the road.
Check the washer fluid level often.
With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about
25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. This can help on long trips.
Cruise control does
not work at speeds below
25 mph (40 kd).
Cruise control shuts off when you apply your brakes.
Cruise control can be dangerous where you
can’t drive safely at
a steady speed. So,
don’t use your cruise control on winding
roads or in heavy traffic.
slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes
in tire traction can cause needless wheel
spinning, and you could
lose control. Don’t
use cruise control on slippery roads.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction
control system begins
to limit wheel spin, the cruise
control will automatically disengage. (See “Traction
Control System” in
the Index.) When road conditions
to safely use it again, you may turn the
cruise control back
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if the battery is not being charged. Have the
electrical system checked by your dealership at your
BATTERY VOLTAGE HIGH - 8: This message
shows that the electrical charging system is
overcharging (more than 16 volts). To avoid being
stranded, have the electrical system checked by your
can reduce the charging overload by
using the accessories. Turn on the lamps and radio, set
the climate control on AUTO and the fan speed on
and turn the rear window defogger on. You can monitor
battery voltage on the Driver Information Center
by pressing the INFO button. The normal range is
11.5 to 15.5 volts when the engine
BATTERY VOLTAGE LOW - 6: This message will
appear when the electrical system is charging less than
10 volts or if the battery has been drained. If this
message appears immediately after starting,
it is possible
that the generator can still recharge the battery. The
battery should recharge and may take a few hours to do
so. Consider using an auxiliary charger to boost the
battery after returning home or to a final destination.
(Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions
when using a battery charger.)
If this message appears and stays on while driving or
after starting your vehicle, have it checked immediately
to determine the cause of this problem. To help the
generator recharge the battery quickly, you can reduce
on the electrical system by turning off the
accessories. You can monitor battery voltage
Driver Information Center (DIC) by pressing the
button. The normal range is 11.5 to 15.5 volts.
BRAKE VACUUM PROBLEM -108: The circuit in
the brake booster vacuum has shorted or is loose when
this message appears. Your vehicle may lose power
brakes but you will still have the use
of manual brakes.
The power brakes will not be affected if the problem is
caused by a failed sensor. Have your vehicle serviced
immediately at your dealership.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL - 82: This means that the
life of the engine oil has expired and it should be
200 miles (322 km). See “Engine Oil”
and “Filter Recommendations” in the Maintenance
Schedule booklet. After an oil change, the Oil Life
Indicator must be reset. See “Oil Life Indicator”
on how to reset it.
CHANGE TRANS FLUID - 47: This message will
appear when it is time to replace the transaxle fluid. See
the Maintenance Schedule booklet for
the proper fluid
and change intervals.
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will display if the ignition is in
RUN to inform the
driver that the brake fluid level is low. Check the brake
reservoir level and add fluid as needed. Have the brake
system serviced by a technician as soon as possible. If
the brake warning light is on, follow the directions in
CHECK COOLANT LEVEL - 2: This message will
appear when there is a low level
of engine coolant.
the cooling system serviced by a technician as
soon as possible.
CHECK FUEL GAUGE - 39: This message will
appear when the fuel supply is less than
( 15.2 L) and the display is turned off (digital clusters
A single chime will also sound when this
message is displayed.
CHECK GAS CAP - 61: This message will appear if
the gas cap has not been fully tightened. You should
recheck your gas cap to ensure that it’s fully tightened.
CHECK OIL LEVEL - 36: For correct operation of
the low oil sensing system, your vehicle should be on a
level surface. A false CHECK OIL LEVEL message
may appear if the vehicle is parked on grades. The oil
level sensing system does not check for actual oil level
the engine has been off for a short period of time, and
the oil level is never sensed while the engine is running. If
OIL LEVEL message appears and your
vehicle has been parked on level ground with the engine
off for at least 30 minutes, the oil level should be
checked by observing
the oil dipstick. Prior to checking
the oil level,
be sure the engine has been off for five
minutes and your vehicle is on
a level surface. Then
check the dipstick and add oil
if necessary. See “Engine
Oil” in the Index.
CHECK WASHER FLUID - 25: This message will
appear for several seconds indicating that you need
CRUISE ENGAGED - 43: This message will
appear for a few seconds when
you select a speed at
which to cruise.
DOOR A JAR - 141: A door other than the driver’s
is open or ajar when this message appears. The
vehicle’s engine must be running and the transaxle not
in PARK (P) for this message to display. A chime will
also sound when the vehicle’s speed is greater than
5 mph (8 km/h).
DRIVER DOOR AJAR - 140: This message will
display when the vehicle
is being shifted out of
PARK (P) with the engine running to signal that the
door is open or ajar. A chime will also sound
when the vehicle’s speed is greater
than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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when the electronic sensors that control the air
conditioning and heating systems are no longer working.
Have the climate control system serviced if you notice
a drop in heating and air conditioning efficiency.
SERVICE AIR BAG - 83: There is a problem with the
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (air bag) system when
this message appears. Let only a qualified technician
on your vehicle. See your dealership for service
SERVICE BRAKE FLUID SWITCH - 37: A defect
in the brake fluid detection circuit causes
to display if the ignition
is in RUN. Have the brake
system serviced by
a technician as soon as possible.
If the brake warning light is on, refer to the directions
listed in that part.
SERVICE CHARGING SYSTEM - 102: This
message will display when a problem with the charging
been detected. Have your vehicle serviced at
SERVICE ELECTRIC SYS - 106: This message will
display if an electrical problem has occurred within the
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM). Have your vehicle
serviced by your dealership.
SERVICE FUEL SYSTEM - 101: The PCM has
detected a problem within the fuel system when this
message appears. See your dealership
SERVICE IDLE CONTROL - 107: A problem
with the idle control has occurred when this
message displays. Drive your vehicle to the dealership
SERVICE RIDE SYS - 84: This message is displayed
to indicate that the suspension system is not operating
To correct this problem, have your vehicle
serviced at your dealership.
SERVICE STEERING SYS - 127: This message is
displayed when a problem has been detected
TM variable effort steering system. Service
A single chime will also sound when this
SERVICE TRANSMISSION - 100: If a problem is
detected with the transaxle,
this message will appear.
Have your vehicle checked by your dealership.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON - 3: If a problem is
detected with the transaxle, this message will appear.
Have your vehicle checked by your dealership.
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appear when the
PCM senses that the maximum speed
for your vehicle has been reached. The speed
vehicle will decrease several mph as the fuel supply is
cut off. This allows your vehicle
to stay in a stable
TRACTION ENGAGED - 91: When your traction
control system is limiting wheel spin, the TRACTION
ENGAGED message will be displayed. Slippery road
conditions may exist if this message is displayed,
adjust your driving accordingly. This message will stay
on for a few seconds after the traction control system
stops limiting wheel spin.
TRACTION OFF - 89: This message will be displayed
after the traction control has been turned
TRACTION READY - 90: This message informs the
driver that the traction control system
is available. This
occurs when the traction odoff button in the glove box
has been returned to an on position (pressing the button
once turns the traction control system off pressing the
button again turns the system back on). This message
also self cancels after five seconds.
TRACTION SUSPENDED - 56: This message
displays when the traction control system has been
temporarily shut off because your vehicle’s brakes
have overheated. This message does not indicate
problem with your vehicle’s traction control system.
After a few minutes,
the traction control system will
be available again and the TRACTION READY
message will appear.
TRANS FLUID RESET - 48: With the engine not
running and the ignition on, press and hold the OFF
and rear defog buttons until the TRANS FLUID
RESET message appears on the Driver Information
(DIC) (between five and 20 seconds).
TRANS HOT IDLE ENG - 112: This message
indicates that the trans’axle fluid in your vehicle is too
hot. Stop and allow your vehicle
to idle until it cools
down or until this message is removed.
TRUNK OPEN - 24: This message indicates that the
is open when your vehicle’s ignition is in RUN.
TURN SIGNAL ON - 20: This message is a reminder,
after driving about
1 mile (1.6 km/h), that you have the
on. A multiple chime will also sound when
this message is displayed.
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Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from
driving in flat or rolling terrain.
If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re
to visit there, here are some tips that can make
your trips safer and more enjoyable.
0 Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid
levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system
and transaxle. These parts can work hard on
Know how to go down
hills. The most important
thing to know is this: let your engine
do some of the
slowing down. Shift
to a lower gear when you go
down a steep or long hill.
I A CAUTION:
If you don’t shift down, your brakes could get
so hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would
then have poor braking
or even none going
a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let
your engine assist your brakes
on a steep
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a Be sure the parking brake has released.
You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer
a hill. If something goes wrong, your rig
to move. People can be injured, and both
your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged.
But if you ever
have to park your rig on a hill, here’s
1. Apply your regular brakes, but do not shift into
2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the
regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then shift into
5. Release the regular brakes.
PARK (P) firmly and apply your parking brake.
When You Are Ready to Leave After
1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down
Start your engine;
2. Let up on the brake pedal.
3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks.
4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks.
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re
pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more
on this. Things that are especially important in trailer
operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill),
engine oil, belt, cooling system and brake adjustment.
of these is covered in this manual, and the Index
will help you find them quickly. If you’re trailering, it’s
a good idea to review these sections before you start
to see that all hitch nuts and bolts
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
Your cooling system may temporarily overheat during
severe operating conditions. See “Engine Overheating”
in the Index.
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Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
Here you will find information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel infomation,
and then it shows how
to check important fluid and lubricant levels. There is also technical information about your
vehicle, and a part devoted to its appearance care.
Filling Your Tank
Filling a Portable Fuel Tank
Checking Things Under the Hood
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
Windshield Washer Fluid
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Tires Appearance Care
Cleaning the Inside
of Your Vehicle
of Safety Belts 6-50
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and
Cleaning the Outside
of Your Vehicle
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome Wheels
Sheet Metal Damage
Chemical Paint Spotting
Appearance Care Materials Chart
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
Normal Maintenance Replacement
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Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in
your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the
container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can
be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this
To help avoid injury to you and others:
Dispense gasoline only into approved
Do not fill a container while it is inside a
vehicle, in a vehicle’s trunk, pickup bed or
on any surface other than the ground.
inside of the
fill opening before operating
the nozzle. Contact should be maintained
until the filling is complete.
Bring the fill nozzle in contact with the
Don’t smoke while pumping gasoline.
Checking Things Under the Hood
An electric fan under the hood can start up and
injure you even when the engine is not running.
Keep hands, clothing and tools away from
underhood electric fan.
Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and
start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline,
oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and
other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others
could be burned. Be careful not to drop or spill
things that will burn onto a hot engine.
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Fill Location G. Transaxle DipsticWluid
B. Coolant Fill Location E. Engine Oil Dipstick Location Fill Location
Steering Fluid E Brake Master Cylinder H. Air Cleaner
closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down and close it firmly.
I. Windshield Washer Fluid