Question about 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

2 Answers

1990 cadillac fleetwood

I just replaced the starter on my fleetwood and out of no where she starts smoking from the passenger side (engine). I parked the car and a large amount of radiator fluid began leaking. What does this mean???

Posted by on

  • pakman8287 Nov 10, 2008

    The leak is coming from the front passenger side. Near the front passenger tire. It happened out of no where with no warning from my inside dash that anything was hot! It leaks antifreeze and smokes a white smoke. What should be done??? Does the water pump need to be replaced???

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Where is the leak? A hose, the radiator, the head? I don't believe the replacement of the starter had anything to do w/ this.



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

How do i turn the heater on to a 1990 cadillac fleeetwood

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Cadillac Master
  • 1,779 Answers

This could be the radiator, a radiator hose, or a heater hose. The only way to find out is to fill the system, start it up and watch to see where it is coming from. It would help to purchase a small mirror at a auto parts store that can be moved around the leak area to hopefully give u a view of the source of the leak. I don't think this is the water pump, as they usually begin to leak slowly and get worse over time, not a 'gusher' like u described. The white smoke is the coolant escaping in vapor form, or/and coolant coming in contact w/ the hot exhaust system. U won't harm the engine if u fill the system before checking, and turn it off before the temp. gauge rises past the normal range. If u can't find it in that time, let it cool down, and refill system, and repeat your detective work. U might also want to raise the front end (ramps or safety stands, and check from underneath for leak source. Let me know what u find.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where is voltage regulator on 1990 fleetwood 4.5

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood FWD 4.5L FI 8cyl

The Voltage Regulator is located:Under hood, passenger side, front engine area, mounted inside alternator housing.

Mar 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1990 cadillac fleetwood die when iddling and sputters at stops.

Sounds like you might have a weak fuel pump.You need to check your fuel pressure you didn't say which engine it has but if its a 5.7 you need 9-13 psi with the engine running.If its not within the specs then replace the fuel pump and filter.

Feb 14, 2013 | 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

My b/f has a 1990 Fleetwood Cadillac...He believes the fly wheel may be broken...Where is the fly wheel and are they easy to replace?

Flywheel is between the motor and transmission the starter actually runs the flywheel to start the motor. To change it you will have to pull the transmission away from the motor to get to the bolts that hold it to the motor. Not the easiest thing to replace by any means.

Jan 05, 2011 | 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me where the fuel filter on a 1990 cadillac fleetwood rear wheel drive is. The car has a 4.5L pf1 v8, and i have heard that the fuel filter is somewhere on the...

On the frame directly below the rear passenger door. its bolted to the this from fuel filter of cadillac 1990 fleetwood located?

Nov 09, 2010 | 1991 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

1990 fleetwood starting prob.turn key nothing i can hear fuel pump the relays click i can jump starter. but nothing changed starter it was on its way out checked all fuses cheked all fuse links cheked key...

I would check the ignition switch. With a test light, check the small wire going to the solenoid for power when someone turns the key to the starting position. If you aren't getting power to that terminal on the starter, the ignition switch is not sending power to the solenoid.

Apr 26, 2010 | 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

Car won't turn over, has power to dash from ignition

ignition switch. the one in the column where the key goes into. not exactly an easy replacement due to the airbag location as sometimes the mount screrws for the key switch retainer will be between the wheel and the column assembly requiring the wheel to be removed.

Jul 11, 2009 | 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

Where is the feul filter on 1990 cadillac fleetwood

it's under the car .they put them in one of two places. look near the rear wheels in the fuel line. or in the fuel line up front still under the car as the line starts up to the motor on the drivers side
good luck chris

Mar 19, 2009 | 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood

1 Answer

Heater fan on a 1988 cadillac fleetwood deluxe

passenger side under the dash... tho there is a chance it's mounted on the passenger side inside the engine compartment

Jan 23, 2009 | 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Cadillac Fleetwood Logo

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides