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    2000 Escalade HELP!

    This afternoon I was on the freeway and all of the sudden it became sluggish then a few minutes later the check engine light comes on so as soon as I got off the freeway it just died. I checked all gauges as soon as I saw the check engine light on but nothing was out of the ordinary. So shortly after it died I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. I just replaced my radiator roughly a week ago and had no issues. So long story short now there is water in the oil. Could this be a blown head gasket, cracked head, or block by chance? Any advice would be great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedinBitch
    This afternoon I was on the freeway and all of the sudden it became sluggish then a few minutes later the check engine light comes on so as soon as I got off the freeway it just died. I checked all gauges as soon as I saw the check engine light on but nothing was out of the ordinary. So shortly after it died I noticed smoke coming out from under the hood. I just replaced my radiator roughly a week ago and had no issues. So long story short now there is water in the oil. Could this be a blown head gasket, cracked head, or block by chance? Any advice would be great.
    If the tail pipe smoke is white or smells sweet then it might the gasket ,or a crack in the head or block
    First you need to get the codes since the engine light is on

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    Re: 2000 Escalade HELP!

    why did you replace the radiator...was it because of a previous overheating? if so, maybe the heads got warped

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    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    If the tail pipe smoke is white or smells sweet then it might the gasket ,or a crack in the head or block
    First you need to get the codes since the engine light is on
    I didn't see any smoke coming out of the tail pipe when this incident occurred, however I am unable to get it started and take it to get tested to see what codes come up :\ The only smoke or steam was coming from under the hood starting from the battery to where the overflow container is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djais1801 View Post
    why did you replace the radiator...was it because of a previous overheating? if so, maybe the heads got warped
    I replaced the radiator because there was a nasty muddy substance in the radiator. I have never had any over heating issues previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedinBitch

    I didn't see any smoke coming out of the tail pipe when this incident occurred, however I am unable to get it started and take it to get tested to see what codes come up :\ The only smoke or steam was coming from under the hood starting from the battery to where the overflow container is.

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    I replaced the radiator because there was a nasty muddy substance in the radiator. I have never had any over heating issues previously.
    Will the truck not crank?
    If not you may have to borrow a code scanner

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    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    Will the truck not crank?
    If not you may have to borrow a code scanner
    Yes it will crank but it wont start when I crank it over it doesn't sound normal if that makes any sense.

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    Re: 2000 Escalade HELP!

    Sounds like it overheated and you may need new head gaskets. I wonder if the previous owner just dumped bars leak or something similar to cover up the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6lbsofSound
    Sounds like it overheated and you may need new head gaskets. I wonder if the previous owner just dumped bars leak or something similar to cover up the problem.
    I agree

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