slickvick777 Posted February 11, 2005 Report Share Posted February 11, 2005 What's up everyone! I use to visit this website years ago. I can't believe what they've done. I am very impressed. Anyway, I have a little problem and hope someone can shed some light. It all started when I noticed the coolent level would go down and I would only have to refill about every 2 weeks. Thought nothing of it because I knew where the leak was coming from (small hose near the thermostat/water pump). I replaced the hose and realized I still needed to fill the water reserve about once a month. There is absolutely no leaks from anywhere else. I let the car sit idle, and looked under and no leak, same as when I park the car (turned off). Until I decided to take a longer drive outside the city (I live in Phx so it is all flatland unless you go up north). I noticed as soon as I started going up a hill messages came up on the Computer screen displaying: "coolent level too hot", "low level coolant", "engine too hot". I freaked! No messages like that had ever come up. I pulled over and realized all the water was coming out of the little hose next to the filler cap (forgot what that is called). It took about 10 min for all the water to come out. I filled it back up with water after the engine cooled down and noticed the radiator caps' seal was a little worn out. so I drove to a gas station and bought another. I thought the part was old and worned out and thought the old cap wasn't able to keep the water down anymore. So I started at the hill again with my heater full blast. Same thing happened!! It even disabled my heater. Computer displaying something like disabling a/c compressor. I filled it up with water and drove back home. I drove for about 1 hour straight with no problems (it was all flatland). I have been driving it since. No problems as long as I keep filling it up with water about once every week. About a week after the incident I noticed my A/C, twilight switch doesn't work anymore. The trunk button and gas button work intermittently. Also, my gas gage stays on "E" even when it is full. My "range" for a full tank was about 350-400 miles. Now it says "LO". I no longer get messages when the radiator/water is low. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON??? Yesturday a man pulled beside me on the road and told me I was leaking water. Why does my car leak water when it is hot? I never had this problem before. I've driven this caddy to California like 30 times and never skipped a beat. I don't want to get rid of it. I love it and proud to drive it like all Cadillac owners. Victor Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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