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Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« on: December 29 2022, 09:49:05 PM »
This is what my buddy bought to drive while I was working on his Denali. Main complaint - coolant smell but no visible evidence of leaks.
Back story - this came from a shady dealership but was cheap enough to take a risk on. He's driven it for a month and other than replacing the brakes it's been good.
And yes it is the special plaitnum edition -  :rofl:  - it is a legit platinum edition but at least spell it right.
Diagnosis so far - water pump is leaking, and it appears the coolant tank is full of stop leak. This could be a mess  :icon_fU:
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #1 on: December 29 2022, 10:07:24 PM »
Glutton for punishment
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #2 on: December 30 2022, 11:47:23 AM »
What Steve said..  :icon_lol:
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #3 on: December 30 2022, 05:32:32 PM »
Couple of neat things I found. AC compressor is locked up, it destroyed the clutch and the belt too.
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #4 on: December 30 2022, 05:35:59 PM »
might be a problem - https://youtu.be/bF2Uetjt2A0
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #5 on: December 31 2022, 09:25:08 AM »
That compressor clutch died a slow death.. I wonder if the WP pulley/shaft/bearing got dinged when the clutch seized at speed.
'87 GN, 60lb, TA49, THDP, FTP cam, T+ lots o' shit - SOLD
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #6 on: December 31 2022, 01:38:08 PM »
If it is not a problem, it soon will be.
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #7 on: January 02 2023, 10:48:57 AM »
Good call - the water pump pulley appears to be out of round.
I got the system flushed and rinsed and finished the teardown - waiting on parts to show up from Summit.
I also fixed his backup camera. I was originally in a license plate frame, but that was in pieces - so I mounted it up under the bumper to keep it out of the way.
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #8 on: January 02 2023, 03:14:38 PM »
Damn!  I need to send several cars to you!  Too bad medicare won't pay for car ills   
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #9 on: January 05 2023, 03:18:47 PM »
Good work, Jeremy!
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #10 on: January 06 2023, 03:02:35 PM »
It's back together just waiting for some new plug wires. I threw on some spares to fill/bleed the coolant and took it for a test drive. While it was here he was complaining about how the 6.0 is lazy compared to the 6.2, so I made some adjustments in the computer to help it out. It runs pretty well for a big ole girl. Once the wires show up I can swap them and reinstall the engine covers - and it won't be my problem anymore.
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #11 on: January 06 2023, 07:55:32 PM »
Not very be hard when you are doing it!
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Re: Next Victim - 04 Cadillac Escalade
« Reply #12 on: January 13 2023, 04:37:11 PM »
PLAITNUM? wtf?
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