Question about 2001 Cadillac Catera
I have a 1997 pontiac transport and just in the last couple of days I have been noticing the power steering has not been working right away in the morning.Yesterday I noticed my van was overheating so I pulled over and got some water just to get me home.When I got home I filled the resorvoir up and the rad up.The van ran fine this morning until again it overheated.I checked the coolant level and it was almost all gone.I checked the oil and it looked a little like a milkshake but not too bad.I drained all the oil out and put new oil in.When driving it around the block I noticed a big fluctuation on the thermostat in the van.It seemed like I didnt have the same amount of power I had to really push the pedal to get it to go.Oil now looks fine but I didnt drive it alot.Can you help me.Please tell me its not the head gasket...Thx Paul
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Just drain and flush the coolant system real good then checkit. If you have not flushed the system for a while you may have to do it twice. other wise I think you will be fine after this id done. I hope this helps, Don't forget to rate my answer, thanks.
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Oct 18, 2013 | 2001 Kia Optima
White smoke: White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.
It is also possible to be a engine problem you should immediate visit a car service.
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