I have a 2007 DTS that was overheating. The dealer made a $4500 repair but it doesn't look like the motor was touched. Was I overcharged?

Asked by Dec 18, 2012 at 03:28 PM about the 2007 Cadillac DTS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The dealer said I had a blown head gasket.  the car took 15 to 20 minutes for the heat to come on.  Everything else seem to run ok.  I noticed the heat indicator showed the motor getting hot then would cool to the half way mark.  When I gassed the car, I got heat, taking foot off the gas It went cold.  An emergency alarm went off and my reading said engine overheating - idle mode.  Could the dealer have charged me $4500 and only put a minor part in?  The motor looks dirty.  I would think that some cleaning would have indicated work was done.  I fear I may have been ripped off.

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35,665

With a blown head gasket the engine temp will climb and climb until coolant boils out. It won't cool off because 1000° F exhaust gasses are entering the cooling system

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Since my temp gage would cool down sounds like I got ripped off would you agree??

Would there be evidence that the head gasket was replaced?

35,665

Yea and as for the head gasket being replaced I would look for silicone sealant at the lower intake manifold and for the clean head gasket tabs to be sticking out.

Take your car and a lawyer to an independent have them check it out and certify the inspection, then, if you were lied to sue the dealership's ass off!

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i also buy one 2000 dts ---- with 55000 miles --was overheating problem i fix it and enjoy it till this moment

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mine did the same thing and had a small hole in my radiator put a new one in never got hot again see if u got a new radiator if so they got you

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Mine barely gets hot over the middle point However... I have to know are my coolant lines suppossed to be hard is it a pressurized coolant system cuz my coolant lines were hard now there soft i literally dont know what the normal temp range is.... Any help would be awesome...

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