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Cannot find overheating problem 1997 cadillac deville. we have installed new radiator, fans work fine, new water pump, new thermostat, catalyic converter, new hoses, and we cannot find any leaks. please help.

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These engines are know for leaking head gaskets. A good quick test for this is fill the coolant tank to the top with the cap off. Start the engine. If the the coolant blows out of the tank, you have a head gasket leak.

Posted on May 31, 2010

  • Autoguy41285 Sep 02, 2010

    I filled the coolant tank up in my 97 Cadillac Seville SLS with the 4.6 L and started the engine. Then small bubbles (about 2 to 3 seconds apart) started and the car got up to temp why does that mean?

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