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Coolant is disapearing but can find no leaks. The car overheats and will advise to shut down if you drive it 4-5 miles from cold condition.

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    car runs hot , pressure checked radiator, changed waterpump, changed thermostat, and still runs hot and coolant disapears

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    car runs hot

  • dwn_azz_mean Apr 12, 2009

    coolant is disapearing but no leaks i have oil and says stop engine after 2 miles

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    i'm haven the same problem changed the thermostat cleaned the radiator and its running at 200-222 once i did this it hasnt gone over 222 what should it be running at ??



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If you happen to have the Northstar 4.6 L engine, prepare to spend big bucks. These engines have a problem with head gaskets and do exactly what you describe when they go bad.
Best solution is a good used engine. Even the Cadillac dealerships don't like to repair these engines.

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I had the same problem and I had to have a head gasket job thats the only way you can fix the problem. the job cost me 2800 dollars and thats not from the dealer which wanted 4 to 6 thousand. The problem
is that your caddy need a special kit to fix it correctly or it will happen again. It has special torque
specs that not all mechanics have the proper tools for. I was told that is very expensive and that it is
the only way to fix the problem. I had the problem fixed in 06 and have not had any problem with it
since. So good luck and I hope this helps.

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