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My check engine light came on and the heat stopped. Stays…

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My check engine light...

My check engine light came on and the heat stopped

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?

2005 sts

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your STS yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing I am not very auto mechanically inclined I just wanted some ideas as to what could possibly be wrong

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No other than the rack and oinion needs changing

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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago
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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Did check engine light and heat stopping happen at the exact same time?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Pretty much
Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

H​ave you checked coolant level?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No
Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

It sounds like your coolant level is probably low which could be caused by a small leak. The most common cause of a small leak would be pinhole in radiator or leaking water pump. I'd expect around a $500 repair at a shop depending on what the problem is. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

I also meant to ask what engine you have?

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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Ever get it figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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