The failure has occurred on three separate occasions. Dexron® is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation. The mechanic stated that the valve cover gasket would have to be replaced. This car should has been recalled. An oil leak after driving about 35 miles, completely drained oil. Bank 1 Sensor 1 is on the passenger side as well as Bank 1 Sensor 2.
I was told the car would not run anymore unless I put a brandnew engine in and they wanted to charge me 6000 for that, I looked up a used engine on ebay for 650 they still wanted 3000, I don't have that kind of money sitting around and have been suffering without my vehicle since this happened. The contact stated whenever the vehicle was not started for a few days it would only start with a jump start. This was my first cadillac, and will be my last. It rarely happens because it is rarely below 10 degrees in my neck of the woods. The lower one is the drain.
Took it to a mechanic to see where leak is coming from and he stated that valve cover gasket is leaking oil out as well as oil is present in the spark plug reservoirs. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times where several unknown repairs were performed on the vehicle but to no avail. It took years for the cadillac dealers to correct the problem. The service engine soon light illuminated and now the engine is running hot. I stalled on a freeway on ramp, at a stop sign and while being parked on the side of the road. These should obviously be recalled if so many cars are affected.
Had a major replacement of all rubber under the hood: timing belt, water pump, all hoses, valve cover gaskets. Havoline® is a registered trademark of Texaco Lubricants Co. Another issue is the light cover from the lights on the trunk came off in the car wash and broke. These repair prices are only for a fraction of the seals on the engine. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine compartment emitted smoke. While driving 60 mph the vehicle shut off without warning. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
Complaint Number: 10724078 Incident Date: June 5, 2015 Date Added to File: June 8, 2015 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 cadillac cts. The vehicle had to cool down completely before the vehicle restarted. Pulled into safe location found huge oil leak on left side of engine around valve cover. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the engine stalled without warning. Complaint Number: 10498272 Incident Date: March 15, 2006 Date Added to File: February 15, 2013 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 cadillac cts. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the valve cover gasket was replaced a second time. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.
The engine was missing on one or more cylinders. The engine stalled, but the vehicle continued to coast and crashed into a tree. Complaint Number: 10632038 Incident Date: September 2, 2014 Date Added to File: September 9, 2014 Description of the Complaint: I have had my car stop running several times during the time I have owned it. Complaint Number: 10865652 Incident Date: May 5, 2016 Date Added to File: May 18, 2016 Description of the Complaint: The crank and cam sensors have caused the vehicle to stall out while driving or being stopped. .
I couldnt try to give you step by step instructions in this little box without way oversimplifying. Complaint Number: 10503571 Incident Date: January 25, 2013 Date Added to File: March 19, 2013 Description of the Complaint: I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that antifreeze was leaking into the engine. There could be a blockage, or breather concern that is allowing oil into that unit. I called the local cadillac dealership this morning and explained what happened the guy I spoke with was very rude and told me theres nothing the could do to help me, I asked about the recall again and he said I need to call corporate I dialed the number he gave me and didn't get thru to anybody. Crankshaft seals installed with authentic Cadillac service tools to ensure a proper fit and installation every time.
There are several common areas these engines will leak from. I stalled on a freeway on ramp, at a stop sign and while being parked on the side of the road. I am now without a vehicle and was almost in 2 accidents due to this. Safety of the drivers and passengers should be considered cause of the fumes being released in the passenger compartment. Pulled into safe location found huge oil leak on left side of engine around valve cover. The contact also stated that the trunk was too heavy to stay in the up position each time she opened it.
The gaskets simply will not last forever. Stop leak products do not stop these leaks and contaminate the oil system. But time and maintenance are considerations and low mileage vehicles may leak sooner while well maintained vehicles may not leak until later. I've taken the vehicle to the dealer numerous times and they can't seem to find a solution. I believe what you are referring to is part of the crankcase ventilation system. A brand new battery was installed but the vehicle would not start. I would suspect you have an open circuit in either high or low side of the O2 sensor heater circuit.
I am in fear that one day this car will lose power at the wrong time and cause a serious if not fatal accident. Will have to get gaskets replaced before further damage is caused. Vehicle washed inside and out. The car involved was a 2003 cadillac cts. The smell of burning oil is prevalent because of oil on hot engine parts. The failure mileage was 104,060.