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Replaced radiator leaking from bottom of engine checked hoses ok

Antifreeze is pouring from under neith the car 1997 cadillac

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  • aboogie27 Feb 10, 2009

    I have a 97 Cadillac Catera I took it to a Mechanic Shop and they told me that there is water leaking from behind the engine but in order to find out what it is the need to drop the whole engine aaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Any suggestions.

  • aboogie27 Feb 10, 2009

    I had the same problem except now it just pours right from the jug to underneath the car is this possibly a hose problem ? The dumb mechanic says that in order for him to see it he has to drop the engine. That sucks.

  • bob collins
    bob collins May 11, 2010

    What is the question?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Radiator leak



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I had similar problem and it was the heater control valve. First opinion was Midas. second opinion was local shop. Third opinion was heater core (wrong). But you will have cooling trouble because of the bad timing belt/chain bearings that put pressure on the engine and some and cooling system. Sometimes the belt blows and takes all the front of the engine with it. GM paid for the fix of bearings and paid for some cars after bearings blew but it ruins the cooling system and they pretend it does not.

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Check the lower radiator hose clamp and also if it has drain plug for the radiator make sure it is closed and if it is coming out of the back of the engine it could be the intake gaskets but check the hoses and plug first

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