1979 cadillac seville overheated

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:59 PM GMT

Question

my cadillac seville overheated and starts but sounds like there's something loose. there's a metal clanking sound. could it be a piston? or a rod?

Answer

Hello,

Without hearing the sound, it's hard to say. It could be main bearings, rod bearings, piston. The only way one knows for sure is to tear the engine down. If this noise was not present before overheating, the noise represents something internal and is serious damage. Engine ran hot for too long!

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