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I need to find the radiator cap on a 1998 Cadillac cantera

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The cap is on the surge tank, not on the radiator.

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I have a 1998 cadillac deville, that is over heating


check thermostat, put a coolant pressure tester to check for leaks. check radiator for fluid levels.
check to see if electric fan is working.
start car,when cooled, open radiator cap and check to see if its flowing,if not, then could be a bad water pump.
check carpet under dash for wet spots to indicate if heater core is bad.
any one of those could be at fault.

Apr 02, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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How to Change Thermostat in Cadillac Cantera car?


1) First buy a new thermostat for you car year and model.
2) Then as per the procedure. Remove the radiator cap. Be careful that there will be pressure in the radiator. So just let the pressure release first before removing the cap completely.
3) The thermostat is connected to the black hose coming from radiator.
4) On the top of the engine there will be thermostat cover. The cover is fitted by two bolts on each side.
5) Then remove the hose connected to radio with the help of a pier.
6) The other end of the hose is connected at thermostat cover. Carefully remove the other end of the hose. A bit of coolant will flow from the hose while removing the hose.
7) Remove the screws holding the thermostat cover. Lift the cover after the screws are takes out. Then take the thermostat seated under the cover.
8) Remove the old gasket out from the thermostat with the help of knife.
9) Before removing the old thermostat carefully notice the position of old thermostat. In the same way place the new thermostat with the spring assembly in the down side of the engine.
10) Refit all the parts removed while removing the old thermostat properly.
11)After every thing is fitted proper as it was before, then check the coolant level if its low get it refilled till the required level.
This will help. Thanks.

on Mar 19, 2010 | Cadillac Catera Cars & Trucks

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1998 CADILLACE 4 DOOR SEDAN DEVILLE IS OVER HEATING TEMP GOES UP TO 230 REPLACED THERMOSTAT


  • Add a mixture of one-half water and one-half antifreeze to the radiator. Fill it right up to the top.

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    Fill the overflow/coolant reservoir with the same 50/50 mixture.

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    Leave the radiator cap off, turn the engine on and let it run until the radiator "burps": You will see the coolant level drop and may see or hear a large air bubble come to the top as the system burps.

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    Keep an eye on the temperature gauge throughout this process.

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    Refill the radiator to the top and coolant reservoir as needed.

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    Put the radiator cap back on.


  • You might have some air inside coolant system, try follow the steps that i just created. if its not work out please relay me back thanks

    Feb 11, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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    Would u buy a 2000 cadillac cantera with 130000 4 2500$


    that's not a bad price, but see if they will let you take it and have it checked out by your mechanic, its low miles for a 10 year old car.

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    How do I drain the radiator in a 1998 Cadillac DeVille?


    The radiator drain is on the drivers side all most to the bottom of the tank. Remove the bottom shield, then gently move the lines that may be blocking access to the drain plug. The plug has 2 wings, Just loosen it the plug does not have to come all the way out. You may have to put a small screwdriver in the drain hole (on the bottom of the side tank of the radiator to get the radiator to drain) Also remove the cap on the surge tank.Hope this helps

    Sep 16, 2010 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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    Why does my cadillac 1998 deville keep overheating?


    Overheating can be numerous things: Fans not working, water pump, thermostat, overflow cap, and the list keeps going. When the engine is running and heats ups, feel the heat of the top hose, if the hose isn't hot, the thermostat is most likely stuck open and needs replaced. If it is hot we know you have circulation. The cap on the expansion tank may be defective, if it can't hold the pressure of the water, it will release at the overflow cap if the cap is bad. Also check the coolant level.

    Jan 30, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac DeVille

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    1998 cadillac deville looses about 1/2 collant every two to three weeks no coolant in the oil or on the ground


    Check for possible leak. Also check the radiator cap. Inspect the rubber seal for signs of deterioration. Look for signs where coolant had been escaping which would have coolant stains on them.

    Nov 23, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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    Car over heating/ running hot


    Your radiator might have a clog and needs to be flushed...also check your water pump to see if its working right.

    Sep 02, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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    Cadillac catera radiator - how can we check to confirm the radiator is clogged up? And if so, can it be cleaned or do we simply need to replace?


    Remove radiator cap while cold. Don't open hot ever! Start car and allow to warm till thermosta opens and watch for coolant flow thru cap. If not to bad can be flushed.

    Jul 25, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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    Coolant leak


    You should be able to, so yes. If you have a coolant leak the pressure will build and slowly decrease or it will not get to the correct pressure. Unless the leak is in the radiator cap itself as the pressure tester generally uses a different cap.

    Nov 11, 2008 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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