Cadillac Seville Parts And Cadillac Seville Accessories
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The Cadillac Seville luxury midsize vehicle has been going along in years-the last production model rolled out in 2004-so you can expect it to show signs of age and wear at this point. And one of the first areas of the Seville to often give up is the cooling system. Constantly exposed to high temperatures and prone to corrosion, the Seville\'s cooling system tends to spring leaks over time.
Once the Seville\'s cooling system starts to leak, its coolant level will drop, and the engine will be more prone to harmful overheating. Here are some tips on how to determine whether your Cadillac Seville is suffering from a coolant leak and how to find it:
Arguably, the first and most noticeable sign of a coolant leak is engine overheating. The Seville\'s coolant system is designed to disperse engine heat quickly and efficiently, so once the temperature gauge rising and the engine keeps blowing steam, there\'s probably a coolant leak somewhere in the system. Constantly low radiator fluid level is another sign of leaks as well. While coolant normally diminishes over time, it does so in small amounts. So if there is a sharp drop in its level, it could indicate that the coolant is escaping out of somewhere in the system. Other telltale signs of leaks include white, powdery mineral deposits on the radiator and the sweet smell of antifreeze in the engine bay.
The first place to look for a leak in the Seville is in the undercarriage. Take a flashlight and look for any spot of coolant on the ground underneath the vehicle. If a coolant spot is present, take note of the parts of the car above it. Also, check the radiator and the radiator hoses. Wash and scrub the radiator to remove dirt, leaves, and other debris and take note of any rust, dents, or other forms of damage that cause coolant to leak out. Check for cuts or tears on the radiator hose and feel for any signs of wear. If the hose feels squishy, bulging, hard, or brittle to the touch, it has already started to wear out and needs to be replaced. Other places you should look into include the pressure cap, coolant pump, and the coolant overflow tank.
If you still are unable to find the source of the leak,have your car inspected in the shop. Most auto repair shops use state-of-the-art detection techniques including the use of fluorescent dyes and UV light to find coolant leaks no matter how big and small they are.
If your Seville did spring a leak, the solution will depend on the extent of the leak and the condition of the component where the leak is coming out of. A small puncture in the radiator, for instance, may still be patched with epoxy. But if the damage is extensive, replacing the damaged part is the best option.