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I have a 1998 cadillac catera which whenever i put oil it leaks from the bottom and and then start smoking. I really dont know what wrong with the car, please tell me what can be the possibility.

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You need to have your valve cover gasket replaced.

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Oil leaking an smoking problem


You need to locate source of leak and replace gasket or repair.

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1998 Cadillac Catera can't tell if it is the engine oil cooler or a headgasket but oil is mixing with coolant and coolant and oil, what would be a sign if it is engine oil cooler


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I own a 98 cadillac catera and


First check for any leakage from your radiator, hoses or overflow tank.

If it were a freeze plug you'd not be able to miss the puddling spillage. Where if it were a head gasket the coolant and fuel / oil would mix and you'd be driving a mobile smoke generator { very noticeable while smoke }

If you can't see the leak take it in for a coolant system pressure test. Which will pinpoint where your vehicle is losing coolant.

Jul 27, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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My 98 cadillac catera started spitting and pouring oil really bad and i can't find out where it is coming from


If you can't see the oil, wait for the engine to cool, with the key out of the ignition and the battery preferably disconnected for safety, feel for the oil leak. There are a great many places that oil can be coming from, but large leaks tend to start at the pan or the heads.

Jun 06, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Trans leaking oil no sign of leak anywhere


the head gasket kit is 300 bucks + labor is around 1000.00? is the car worth it ? .if it is fix it. if not sell it. good luck

Apr 13, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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No Check Engine Light working


check to make sure the ecm fuse is not blown,also check pin 16 on the plug where you plug in the scanner should be last pin on bottom row make sure this pin has power when the key is in the on position,hope this helps let me know

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sounds like a bad computer or electrical problem use a test light to see if you get power to and of the wires on the computer

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