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My 96 Cadillac Eldo keeps overheating

My car keeps overheating, now it does it during short distances. Someone told me it could be the radiator fan or waterpump.

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Someone has told me it could be a hed gasket

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Hello, look on the left (driver side) front of the engine, you will see at the end of the closest to you, on the cylinder head, a pulley. This pulley runs your water pump, by a belt connection. Check and see if that belt is on.
If you are adding water, you should have it pressure tested, as it could be the water pump(which takes a special tool to replace) or a bad head gasket.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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