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Your Guide to Dealing with the Cadillac DTS Problem of Transmission Fluid Leak from the Cooler Line
The Cadillac DeVille Touring Sedan (DTS) is a luxury car that\'s full-sized and produced by the Cadillac car manufacturer. It serves as the successor to the Cadillac DeVille for the 2006 model year, becoming Cadillac\'s biggest luxury automobile since then. Its first version was first shown to the public on February 9, 2006 at the Chicago Auto Show of the same year. The renaming scheme is based on the styling conventions established by the Cadillac STS and CTS. This model remained in production until 2011, before it was succeeded by the Cadillac CT6. In regards to the Cadillac DTS Transmission Fluid Leak From Cooler Line, here\'s what you need to know about it.
Signs and symptoms
The Cadillac DTS apparently has a tendency to develop an automatic transmission fuel leak. It could be a small leak that makes you waste transmission fluid since part of it is leaking away to the ground or into parts of your car. In order to resolve the problem without removing the engine, early detection and preventive maintenance might be called for. Expect to see this problem from 56,000 miles to 140,000 miles or 93,000 miles on average.
Those who are unfortunate enough to buy this vehicle second hand or even (relatively) brand new might immediately see transmission leaks shortly after purchase. DIY fixes can be difficult because of the transmission\'s placement (it\'s hard to fit a wrench there without removing a couple of other unrelated car parts). About five model years are affected by the transmission fuel leak of the Cadillac DTS, ranging from 2006 to 2010.
The part that breaks down on our transmission cooler line is its rubber section. Once it gets cracked, your coolant will leak from there. If the breakage isn\'t that severe, you could simply replace the rubber section of the hose on the cheap. Otherwise, if the leakage and breakage has progressed to the point of no return, you\'ll have to replace everything.
Usually, a complete cooler line replacement is called for in order to correct this kind of leak (and there are no two ways about it). You might even get your transmission pan gasket replaced as well depending on the extent of the damage and leakage. You might even have to add at least a pint of transmission fluid monthly in order to keep your dip stick in the crosshatches because of the leakage, hence the importance of addressing this issue as soon as it\'s identified.
If you\'re lucky, you only might have to replace the rubber part of your hose. If you\'re unlikely, you might have to replace the hose, the gasket, the radiator, and the entire cooler line depending on how damaged everything is. A particularly bad leak could make you lose all your fluid within a minute\'s time after putting it in all over your driveway. The likeliest part to be replaced is the transmission cooler lines.
If the damage is extensive, it\'s not going to be good your car or your wallet. The price for replacement can range from $25 to $1,500 (to replace the radiator) to $3,500 (for whole transmission replacement). Don\'t wait until your transmission stops transmitting (especially if you\'re driving on the highway, where it could get extremely dangerous). Contact your local Cadillac dealership post-haste to see what\'s going on under your hood.