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By YOUCANIC on Nov 29, 2018

How to check or add engine coolant on Cadillac vehicles

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to check engine coolant on Cadillac and add coolant if the level is low.


  • Engine Overheating,
  • Temperature gauge in HIGH range,
  • Check Coolant Warning,
  • Low Engine Coolant Message

What you will need


Open Hood

Park your Cadillac on a level surface. Wait for the engine to cool down. Once your Cadillac engine has cooled down you can proceed by opening the hood. Pull the lever until you hear the Cadillac hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of your vehicle.


Locate Coolant Reservoir

Next, locate the coolant reservoir (tank) on your Cadillac. This is where you add engine coolant reservoir is on a Cadillac. On a Cadillac, the coolant reservoir is located on either driver or passenger side of the engine.

How to check coolant Cadillac ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, Escalade, SRX, DTS, STS, BLS, XLR


Check Cadillac Coolant Level

Remove cap. Look at the coolant reservoir tank and note the low and high level. If the level is below the minimum mark you will need to add coolant or your vehicle may overheat.

check low coolant level 1995-2020 Cadillac vehicle


Add Coolant / Antifreeze

Add engine coolant/antifreeze. Only add coolant type recommended by Cadillac. In case of an emergency, it is ok to use any color coolant. It is recommended that the system be flushed and filled with the recommended Cadillac coolant when possible.


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