1997 cadillac deville have to pump the gas to start it every time?

Asked by May 02, 2014 at 03:03 AM about the 1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

every time doesnt matter warm or
cold. earlier today while i was doing
this to start it i noticed some smoke
came from the exhaust. this only
happened once is that really bad? i
was wondering how serious of a
problem this is. is it bad for me to
just keep starting it like this or is it
bad for the car?

3 Answers


What you are seeing is unburned fuel coming out the tail pipe. Your Caddy is fuel injector so you shouldn't have to pump the gas pedal. The downside to pumping the gas pedal is that a little bit of raw gas gets into the crank case deluting your oil.

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so should i change fuel pump ???? thanks 4 any help 1993 cadi sedan deville

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The white smoke concerns me. Make sure the head gasket is ok. As for the fuel pump. Make sure that the fuel lines are not leaking.

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