2001 Cadillac Catera Burning and leaking oil?

  • 1 POST

Smells problem
2001 Cadillac Catera 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 83,000 miles

I have noticed that my car has started to leak oil, but only because I notice it on my drive way. It also smells like Im burning oil. When I drive it, you can see some smoke coming mostly from under the car especially by the drivers side door. I thought that maybe I put in too much oil because I never checked it before I added oil (the oil light came on, so I put 3 quarts in). I keep checking my oil level and it isnt low at all. The dipstick shows that it is full. I have noticed that when I have been driving for awhile, my check oil light comes on (oil isnt low) and it will stay on until the car is shut off and even if I turn it on right away. The oil light stays off. Do you think there is just too much oil in there or is it something I should get checked. Someone said that it could be my oil sensor?

Do you
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 10:19 PM

1 Reply

  • 32,055 POSTS

Hi there,

time tom get the engine flushed and change the filter, just topping up the oil is not very good for the engine as you don't remove all the acids that build up and destroy bearings. Have the engine washed and checked for oil leaks as I feel the smoke is oil dripping onto the hot exhaust, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

Was this
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 10:27 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides