• Tiny
  • Hoopyco@aol.com
  • 1999 Cadillac Seville

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Cadillac Seville V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 93,113 miles

while parked and running car dies. Can you tell me what this is. I want to buy this car but this happened today while looking at it.

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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 11:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Ernest Clark
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  • 1,759 posts

I know you like the 99 model Seville. (That was a nice body style) But I'd pass on that car if I were you.

There's waaay too many possible causes to a car's engine dieing at idle. This could be anything in the ignition system, fuel system, P.C.M, or even something mechanical like low oil pressure causing the fuel pump's relay to trip.

If the "check engine" light is on, you could have the computer scanned for codes. This'll give you a place to start. But those Northstar engines are notorious for failure, and I'd run the other way if I were you!

If you absolutely MUST have a seville of that body style, look for a V6.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 1:39 PM

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