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1999 Cadillac Escalade Base 4dr 4WD

1999 Cadillac Escalade
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4-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility
12 mpg city / 16 mpg hwy
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February 14, 2013, 10:12 pm

Mary B

Question: Escalade Repair Help!!!

I didn't pass emissions test because my service engine soon light was on and ended up spending 2k repairing my 02 escalade. Rear main seal leak, PCV valve, evap line canister, oil pan gasket, hydraulic brake booster and some routine fluid flushes. Got my truck back and within a week the service engine soon light came on and it was still leaking just a few drops of oil (not nearly as bad - but still!), and a few drops of what looks like front differential fluid (front middle). Took it back thinking it hadn't been fixed properly, and a different mechanic (same shop) said that its now the intake gasket that's leaking (oddly enough it appears to be the same leaks as before????)....and wants $700 to fix it. Does this make any sense?

February 23, 2013, 8:30 pm

Richard W
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No. The intake can not leak oil because there is no oil in the intake. There is a plate under the intake that can leak oil. But that should have been told to you. At this point they need to fix it for free.

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