Nov 032019
 

Cadillac CTS

My car was running perfect. I went out from work and zero power to anything. Thought it would be battery so a friend attached cables and it started up. As soon as he removed the cables from his car, it died completely again. I’m thinking distributor but not sure if it could be something else before I remove the distributor and replace. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks



First off, your car does not have a distributor so I think it is safe to say that the distributor is not the problem. Your car is equipped with what is called a distributor-less ignition system. But none of that is relevant to your issue.

Lets get to the fix. Most likely the alternator has failed or the connections from the alternator to the battery have failed. In either case the alternator can be tested. Also if the voltage in the battery is to low the vehicle will not stay running as the ECM requires a minimum voltage to operate correctly. So installing a NEW battery and and testing the alternator would be what is needed to fix the problem you are having.

Not so common is the power cable and not the battery or alternator. See video.

 

Oct 302019
 

Cadillac Escalade

A few days ago went to store and on my way home, car did not want to start. I turned key, and nothing- dash board blank-no crank- nothing turned on. Turned key twice, and car started fine. The radio and clock were reset. Last two days no problem starting. Today did the same thing. Turned key. Nothing. Dash board blank. No clicking noice. Turned again- service engine went on but did not start. Turned key 3 time and started with no problem. What could it be?



Loose or corroded connection at the battery. Remove the battery terminal ends(2) and clean the inside of the terminal connectors with a battery terminal end cleaner tool(1). You know, the part that actually touches the battery terminal.

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Look for corrosion. If you see an excessive amount you may also need to replace the battery cables.

I also recommend replacing the battery if it is 4 years old even if it tests fine. Easier to replace now instead where you are and it won’t start.

2005 Escalade 6.0 Electronic Shock connections

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Sep 292019
 

 Cadillac Escalade

Electrical connections to and from the shocks. The have been changed to just air shocks and I’m going back to the auto ride Z55 & don’t know where the connector’s are coming from. They might be there but don’t know. Are the front shocks the same? I don’t see a air connection on shocks



It looks like just the two shocks in the rear will be air shocks used by the automatic leveling control compressor.

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Electronic Suspension Control

The Electronic Suspension Control (ESC)/Real Time Damping (RTD) system, is fully automatic and uses a computer controller to continuously monitor vehicle speed, wheel to body position, lift/dive and steering position of the vehicle. The controller then sends signals to each damper to independently adjust the damping level. The ESC/RTD system consists of a control module, four dampers and four position sensors.

The ESC/RTD system has an integrated Automatic Level Control (ALC) system. The ALC consists of the rear automatic level control dampers and the automatic level control air compressor. The ESC/RTD system also interacts with the Tow/Haul switch. When engaged, the Tow/Haul mode will provide additional control of the dampers.

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Cadilac SRX wont go into park

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Sep 142019
 

2008 Cadfillac SRX

Car wont go completely into park



Shifter assembly. Micro switch inside the shifter isn’t reading park. Requires replacement of the entire assembly unless you’re willing to take it apart and wire the switch closed.
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Sounds like you need to adjust the the nut on the shifter linkage to make that last 1/4 of an inch to get it all the way in park. From underneath the car, above the transmission is the slotted shifter linkage attachment for the trans. There is a 10mm nut that you can loosen and then move in that slot and then re-tighten to correct this condition.
Source: suprane1

RECALL NOTICE for transmission cable

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS vehicles manufactured April 23, 2012, to March 20, 2014, and 2014 Cadillac CTS vehicles manufactured June 10, 2013, to March 20, 2014.
In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from either the bracket on the transmission shifter or the bracket on the transmission.
The recall is expected to begin in early August 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM’s number for this recall is 14179.

Drivers door controls do not work 2000 Cadillac Seville

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Aug 132019
 

 Cadillac Seville

My 2000 Cadillac Seville STS 32v Northstar is in very good condition. It starts and drives well. The driver door controls do not work. All the other door controls work. What are the possible problems? And an estimate to repair?



Could be faulty door controls or faulty wiring. Most common reason would be faulty wiring in the wiring harness at the door jam. In general repairing faulty wiring is charged by the hour for how ever long it takes to locate and repair.

Drivers Front Power Windows Wiring Diagram

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Fuel Gauge said I still had 1/4 tank Cadillac CTS 2003 6CYL 3.2L

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Jul 302019
 

Cadillac CTS

My Cadillac CTS 2003 ran out of gas a month ago but the meter said it had 1/4 of gas. When I refilled my engine with gas, it ran smoothly. Recently, my car battery has been dying very quickly if I keep any electronics on while the car is off and if I leave my car sitting for 3 to 4 hours it will drain the battery. Can someone tell me if I might need a new fuel pump, fuel injector, fuel level sender, pump’s electrical circuit or etc….


 

What you need is a New Battery and a new fuel level sender.

 

 

Blows hot on passenger side 2005 Cadillac DeVille

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Jun 062019
 

Cadillac Deville

F04027 1572654; 52474989; 52482937; 52487844; 52492937; 89018381I need to replace the Blend Door Actuator (blowing hot intermittently on passenger side). It seems there are separate parts for the drivers and passenger’s sides? It seems Dorman 604-165 is the one I need? Just wanted confirmation before I order. 604-166 appears to be the driver’s side.



Dorman Part # 604-166

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Dorman Part # 604-165

Does not state which side it is for but does match the part numbers you stated needs to be replaced.

Reference information indicates it is a replacement for OEM part numbers: F04027 1572654; 52474989; 52482937; 52487844; 52492937; 89018381

To be certain you may want to contact Dorman Direct at https://www.dormanproducts.com/pages/forms/customer.aspx

or call them at 1-800-523-2492

Rear blower motor fuse blows 1999 Cadillac Seville STS

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Mar 172019
 

The fuse for the back heater blower blows when I start the engine. It will run perfect with the key in accessory position but as soon as the engines started the fuse blows .. please any ideas what the issue could be. Any help will be appreciated.


The rear blower motor fuse (Fuse #28 10 amp) is the fuse you are describing. As a test for the blower motor circuit, remove the rear blower motor relay(RR BLO Relay). If the fuse still blows you for certain it has nothing to do with anything downstream from the relay in that circuit. Use the provided wiring diagram for reference.

1999 Cadillac Seville Rear Blower Motor Wiring Diagram

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Dash lights wont work until put in gear 2001 Cadillac Deville

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Feb 062019
 

Cadillac Deville

When I start car after a cold night only the dash lights, wipers , wont work until I place in gear. Then everything comes on


Sounds electrical. This will require some hands on diagnosis to determine the exact issue that is causing the problem. My guess would be a loose or corroded connection.

High idle 1992 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Mar 022018
 

1992 Cadillac Fleetwood

My car is idling too fast. I have a red light “inflation” button, and then also check engine light on and off. The idle will go fast, sometimes I can kick it down and then it increases again. What is the likely cause?


High Idle Casue

Vacuum leak.

Anytime there is a vacuum leak you can expect the rpms at idle to increase. The engines sensors know there is an increase of air and it compensates by adding extra fuel. Also with the check engine light on it is a good idea to check the codes. Since this vehicle is older than 1995 the codes can be read without a scan tool.