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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, over heating,leaking water!!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; i have a 97 catera and the coolant is full of oil. i assume this is due to the radiator ...
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    reenthepeen is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 97 catera
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    over heating,leaking water!!!

    i have a 97 catera and the coolant is full of oil. i assume this is due to the radiator and oil cooler running together now.I can get around town till i replace it , but now the coolant is leaking out of the driver side somewhere along the exhaust manifold. please tell me its not a blown head gasket....the engine runs way too strong to have that big of leak in the gasket there... or is it just an anomaly? any suggestions? HELP!! i am trying to avoid the inevitable trip to the wrecking yard for retirement. the car has been too good to me to give up on it now.

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    retho78 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): Cadillac
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Re: over heating,leaking water!!!

    it's the oil cooler and most likely the HCV. I wouldn't drive it around anymore. It'll just cause you more problems.

    get it fixed as soon as possible...thanks.

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    elbrown4183 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1998 Cadillac Catera
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    Sep 2010

    Re: over heating,leaking water!!!

    ...and while you have it apart to do the oil cooler, check, thoroughly, the head gaskets.

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