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2004 Cadillac DeVille Question: Anti Freeze Smell

 

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FRI, Greystone Park, NJ, February 08, 2010, 07:06
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I have a 2004 Deville, when i pull in my garage and turn car off i smell anti frezze. I check levels OK (had to add some about 2 weeks ago) hoses OK.. no visible sign of leaking. Temp gauge only goes 1/2 way. not sure if the fan is kicking in due to extremely cold weather.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 08, 2010, 10:58
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    Are you smelling coolant inside or outside the vehicle?

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    FRI, February 08, 2010, 17:29
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    I was outside of the car when i could smell it, , but my wife could smell it in the car

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    Bret Bodas, February 09, 2010, 09:53
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    It's common for a leaking heater core to have a strong coolant smell, but primarily inside the car. I would get the cooling system inspected by a mechanic that is experienced with Cadillac, they will know exactly where the common leaks occur and should be able to find the leak.

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    March 06, 2010, 05:33
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    I just had a similar problem with my 2004 DeVille and it turned out that the coolant overflow reservoir had a slight crack in it that was difficult to see, but turned out to be the cause of the leak. You might want to check that.

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    Visitor, March 08, 2010, 06:28

    I took the car to my mechanic and after investigation they told me it was the gaskets to the water pump housing, this was creating a small leak. After $600.00 they replaced the gaskets, the car is now working fine.

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