Just got this car from my dad who had absolutely NO problems. Well maintained 1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5 litre. Now when I start it it dies immediately after I start it - don't even have time to jump out and look under the hood. Any ideas? Don't know where to start.
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Re: '89 Eldorado starts fine but dies
It take two people to find out if it has sparkplug fire. If it is not getting any fuel you may pour a small amount into throttle body and see if it will start if you have spark. If you turn it over trying to start it you should see the injectors squirting fuel down into it.
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you could see if you have a friend that could help you bye starting the car for you and you need to un hook the top of air box as if you were going to change the breather take a small coke bottle and pour about 1 cup of gas in your bottle hold your breather hose up and pour about 1/2 shot glass gas down the hose and see if that alows it to continue to run if it does you may have a bad or weak fuel pump but I will warn you to be careful when dealing with gasoline do not go to overboard use your best judgement