I absolutely fell in love with these cars when they came out, and the flame stayed strong their entire run. These were fantastic cars,really fast,really spacious,really good looking. After 10 minutes of allowing your engine to idle, touch the upper radiator hose. I'd suspect the side tank or the water pump shaft seal based on the amount of coolant you describe. That being said, I like to use a little aircraft gasket sealant, let it tack up good and stick them to the crossover manifold. The first three generations were all trendsetters in a unique American way. The approximate failure mileage was 138,000.
I have never driven a car as comfortable and dependable. Picking up where we left off, Here you can see the old water pump installed into the housing. I have too much money tied up in this car to do otherwise. What You Get For Your Money All external oil seals replaced. Some hard starts in cold weather, but after that no issues.
I found a significant amount of coolant under the car. The 93-94 only waterpump belt tensioner have not been available for over a decade, despite the site listing it, selling it, and canceling the order hours later. Cadillac had been taking steps to sharpen its image in light of declining sales and aging buyers. A faulty thermostat might not open, meaning coolant won't flow. The complaints are organized into groups with data published by vehicle, vehicle component, and specific problem. Not even trying to lead. Given that these coolant temperature sensors meet or pass the technical requirements of their Original Equipment Manufacturer equivalent parts, they are very handy in stopping decline in performance and unexpected breakdown.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating. When I picked up my car, I met the shop's owner, Russell, who explained the issue in detail. A few things to note about coolant is that it is sweet tasting and highly toxic, so it can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. No problems for the first year. No other rust on the car.
The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I was shown my car while it was on the lift, which was very cool! Here's a picture of what I found today as my coolant was once again low. If you know your engine is leaking from the crossover gaskets to the block then you can just yank the intake with the throttle body attached and save a little time. The car looked good inside and out, wearing cream pearlescent paint and matching leather. And when I picked my car up it was cleaned and shiny. After 100 years they still cannot produce a reliable engine! I feel very confident in my car now. It could be two things.
Unfortunately, it has been a long road for Cadillac and a journey they are still making. Coolant problems in this car can be related to a number of things. We understand that this repair exceeds the resale value of some of these vehicles. Now in June 2008, a number of age-related problems are beginning to appear. Exposed is the water pump that requires a special tool to remove and install. Where is it coming from? Here are the 4 gaskets that leak coolant, slowly. The pan gasket replacement requires removal of the engine from the car.
My '97 had a leak there, but it was a very minor seepage, so slow that I never got around to replacing it. All are subject to dry rot, cracking, etc. This pulley runs your water pump, by a belt connection. Take a look and let me know what you think. There are no records that you have checked into the problems with this. Looks like I was simply gun-shy due to a long and frustrating history of mysterious automotive leaks. Second, I have a sneaking suspicion that I may need to do the same job.
Again if you own a corvette or even a cadillac save yourself the trouble calling around. This is a job within the capabilities of most reputable shops or capable Do-It-Yourselfers. It is important to cover the intake manifold runners to prevent anything from falling into the engine. Vehicle Problems Find out what , view the , or keep up-to-date with the. Make sure the impeller on the water pump spins.
Then a bit later it wanted more coolant and they knew something was not right. Start by checking to see how much coolant is in your system. An overheating engine is a definite indication that something is wrong. The Northstar is in pretty much all of the full size Cadillac. It's somewhat tricky to get the bolts out with the main harness running next to the housing, but with a little work you can move the harness and access the bolts.