Can the insert to the water pump go bad and still be able to turn

Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 05:51 PM about the 1999 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's been over heating removed the
thermostat and is still over heating new
resvore will the water pump insert solve my
problem

2 Answers

76,215

I don't know what insert you are referring to but it sounds like the water pump needs to be changed. Put in a new thermostat also. When refilling, open any bleeder valves on top of the engine until coolant comes out, then close it, then top it off. Then purge the cooling system from air pockets after that.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
72,315

If you have a Northstar have the cooling system pressure tested and tested for exhaust gases in the coolant before you put any money in it. Sooner or later all Northstar engines blow head gaskets. If that's the case here you're looking at upwards of $3500 to fix it. Not worth it in my opinion! HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Cadillac DeVille Experts

  • #1
    kikero
    Reputation
    2,250
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    1,960
  • #3
    Cynthiasmith
    Reputation
    1,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car
15 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Impala
182 Great Deals out of 1,095 listings starting at $1,500
Used Cadillac Escalade
5 Great Deals out of 482 listings starting at $4,980
Used Lincoln Continental
3 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $52,900
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
10 Great Deals out of 137 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
4 Great Deals out of 737 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.