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Coolant leak my car is making a noise like brakes going bad.

something like that. Parked...
coolant leak my car is making a noise like brakes going bad. something like that. Parked it at my office. Scared to drive to a mechanic.
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: My car is a 2002 cadilac escalade. I have no idea how old my hoes are. I use to have someone take care of all the service work.
JA: Are you fixing your Escalade yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am a women. I know nothing about cars except what I learn from computer.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it.
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Amedee
Amedee, Cadillac Technician
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help.

You say there is coolant leaking from under the hood? How long has this been going on?

Does this noise happen all of the time with the engine running?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The coolant light came on 2 days ago. My employee was driving the car and went I drove car 1 mile to my office I noticed the coolant light come on. The car started making noises.

Thank you for that information.

If the vehicle is leaking coolant, the cooling system NEEDS to be pressure checked using a cooling system pressure checker. This will make it easy to pinpoint the leak. Once the leak is diagnosed, the faulty or leaking component needs to be replaced and the coolant needs to be flushed and filled. Once this is done, you will be good to go!

I suspect the noise you are hearing is from coolant on the belt. The serpentine belt is likely squeaking causing this noise you are hearing.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If you are a mechanic, I just wanted to know the worst case senerio. Like maybe blown gasket, bad hoes. Would it be safe to drive about a mile to a mechanic?

YES, the worst case scenario would be blown head gaskets or an overheated engine that would need to be replaced.

However, as long as the engine does not overheat, yes, you can drive it about a mile to a mechanic. I would top off the coolant first before you drive anywhere.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Would it hurt the car to drive a mile to a mechanic

As long as it does not overheat while driving. YES, you can drive it a mile

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I need to fill it up with 50/50 collant before I drive to a mechanic and ofcouse that makes sence.Could I put to much or do I fell to top.

You could put in just water. The only reason for coolant is the additives for the long term of the life of the cooling system. The mechanic should flush the system anyway once the repair is made. He will then add the correct mixture.

YES, right now you can top it off all of the way.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I just fill the radiator with water.

YES.

The radiator and resorviour.

Be sure to do this with the engine COLD.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
what is the resorviour?

That is the overflow for the radiator.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
fill the radiator untill its running over?

NO. Just fill the radiator with water and you will be ok to drive 1 mile.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you so much! You have been so helpful!

You are most welcome!

I am glad I can help!

Have a great day!!

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