The water pump and/or the plastic side tanks on the radiator may leak causing a loss of coolant. The engine may overheat due to coolant loss. Continued coolant loss after external leaks have been repaired could indicate a blown head gasket.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Cadillac DeVille Coolant Leaks From Water Pump and Radiator
Cadillac DeVille Problem
Engines Affected: 4.6L V8, 4.9L V8
Average Mileage: 108,516 mi (12,000 mi - 188,723 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Cadillac DeVille, 123,000 mi
The crossovers began leaking coolant. When this happens the coolant may mix with dirt from the engine or ground and appear to be oil. Heritage Cadillac robbed me of $1,500 by replacing the head gasket, knowing the crossover gasket was defective. Eventually, Heritage Cadillac replaced the crossover and water pump for another $1,500, only to say my electronic shocks were going bad. It's been a year later and my shocks are fine.
That Heritage Caddillac of JONESBORO, GA. Go to PEP BOYS, they won't cheat, lie, and overprice you.
Visitor, 1994 Cadillac DeVille, 4.6L V8, 135,000 mi
The radiator leaks at driver side bottom.Around a nut shaped plug.
Problems with leaking coolant.
Cost to fix: $750 to $1000. The problem? Northstar engine!
The engine is nothing but junk!!
Visitor, 1997 Cadillac DeVille, 188,723 mi
i replaced the radiator and water pump about a year ago.i recently replaced the resivour tank.car still runs hot at speeds over 65mph .temp is constantly up and down 196 to 245.i have to put antifreeze in at least once a day.
Visitor, 1999 Cadillac DeVille, 89,000 mi
I am loosing coolant and I believe it is coming from the water pump.
I have not had any overheating problem yet.
Visitor, 2005 Cadillac DeVille, 75,000 mi
check cooling light cont to blink while driving
Radiator has been replaced once already at 70000 miles. The leaks persist but are not severe, yet. Average is perhaps 1/2 gallon per month/200 miles of travel.
Losing antifreeze and finally replaced the water pump, thermostat, belt.
Visitor, 1999 Cadillac DeVille, 115,000 mi
Visitor, 1997 Cadillac DeVille, 12,000 mi
runs for awhile then overheats