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    2007 dts leak

    Went to look at a 2007 dts with 47000 miles. It has a rebuilt title from 18 months ago. About 10000 miles put on the last 15 months. As I was inspecting the vehicle, there seems to be a small leak on the front passenger side. Looks like a very light pink color with no obvious smell but it was not water. Any ideas? I plan on taking it to a mechanic but my mind is racing now. Thanks

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    Re: 2007 dts leak

    Hard to say without pictures or liquid analysis.

    Used Cadillacs are a dime a dozen - keep looking. Find a good one and you'll love it; find a leaker or maintenance nightmare and the costs will kill you. Regardless of what YOU pay now, you'll be maintaining a car at its original sticker price level. Think about it. In most metro areas Cadillac service is around $100 an hour - parts added later. A "2007" is already 7 model years old ..........

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    Re: 2007 dts leak

    Light pink is either Dexcool or transmission fluid...

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    Trans fluid is definitely redder than DEX, though that may not be easy to tell when it's a drip on the ground. But, trans fluid is oily and smells like oil, coolant is watery and smells sweet.

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    Re: 2007 dts leak

    From what I have read here in many other posts both tranny and coolant leaks on these cars are evil and can drain your bank account to fix properly.

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    Re: 2007 dts leak

    If it is leaking very little the size of a dime or nickel under the passengers firewall and does not smell sweet, it might just be the tranny o ring leaking. Only $100 part and labor at you're Cadillac dealer.

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    Similar thing happened to my 07 DTS, turned out to be a water pump.

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