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1998 Cadillac DeVille Overheats

Temperature displays from 199 up to 128 degrees during various times driving... particularly in slow traffic will go up to 128. Will cool down the faster the car is run on most occassions. Radiator full of properly mixed antifreeze. No leaks detected. Replaced water pump 2 years ago. Front grill clean.

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  • jmckee535 Jun 16, 2009

    Do I understand then, that my car is not getting too hot? At what temp should I begin to get concerned?

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The cooling fans will not come on until 225 degrees. Normal temp is around 199-215. Sitting still in traffic most will inch up around 220 or so. When you turn ac on it turns the fans on and may cool down engine, Check fan operation.

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