1997 Cadillac Deville car shakes when first turned on

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1997 Cadillac Deville V8 Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 108000 miles

Hi, I have been having problems with my car for weeks. I constantly have to add oil to my engine (like every 2 weeks, about 2 quarts) and I recently had to change my coils because my check engine light came on and when the car is started it shakes. Well the car still shakes when it is turned on and it shakes a little when turning to the right. My mechanic said when my water pump was replaced a clip was not used and there may be damage to my head gasket. He says this is a very costly job, I just paid him $700 to fix my coils and to do a tune up, 2 months ago paid him $400 for the water pump to be changed. Do you think this shaking on the start could be caused by the head gasket and is it really an expensive job to do? Also on an older engine is this job worth it? Also I have not seen any overheating warnings or lights other than that check engine light prior to the coils being changed.

THANKS In Advance
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 AT 4:25 PM

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Sounds like a rip off to me, I would question this, sounds like a motor mount in front is broken, a missing engine would set off the ck engine lite right away, there is no clip on water pump, and if there is no signs of over heating no prob with the head gaskets, to ck this, open the hood, start engine, with foot on the brake, rev the engine, you will see the engine jump, if it does the front mount is broken
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Friday, December 28th, 2007 AT 2:59 PM

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