2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, vibration in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; My CTS has a vibration in the steering wheel that comes and goes. You can also see it significantly in ...
- 08-30-13 10:16 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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My CTS has a vibration in the steering wheel that comes and goes. You can also see it significantly in the front passengers seat.
- 08-30-13 10:52 AM #2Originally Posted by rulison
Also an out of balance front tire will cause the steering wheel to shake. Rear tires that are out of balance can usually be felt as an overall vibration or in the seat. Also check to make sure you don't have a bent wheel.
Other possibilities might be a driveshaft/u-joint issue or problems with the axle, differential, transmission or bearings. Bearing problems usually vibrate regardless of speed, but get worse and louder the faster you go. Drive shaft issues could be speed dependent.
I'd start with the easiest, least expensive and most likely cause first, an out of balance tire, and work from there.
- 08-30-13 10:52 AM #3
I am sorry your CTS has a vibration in the steering wheel. I understand how this can be a concern and you are looking for information towards a resolution. I would like to look into this for you. Please reach out to me via private message and include your full contact information, VIN and current mileage.
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- 08-30-13 06:02 PM #4Originally Posted by gohawks63
- 08-30-13 06:07 PM #5Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2011 CTS Premium Coupe AWD White Diamond
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An engine misfire caused by a "bad" spark plug would most likely also set a DTC (diagnostic trouble code) and cause the yellow Check Engine Light to come on.
Another way to check an engine misfire without the vehicle moving is to have it running, in gear, foot on brake, and lightly push on accelerator to see if you can feel any abnormal vibration in the wheel or seat.
- 08-30-13 06:12 PM #6Originally Posted by rkj4243
- 08-30-13 08:49 PM #7Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2009 Cadillac CTS4
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What model year? These cars seem pretty sensitive to vibrations. The 22 months I owned my 09, it always had vibrations you described, along with a drone at certain speeds. Even after service bulletins, numerous alignments, different tires, replaced suspension components, etc. Some stuff made it better, but it never went away.
- 08-31-13 11:17 AM #8Originally Posted by somedaycts
- 09-01-13 08:39 PM #9Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 08 CTS blk/blk
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It depends on the moon and the tides. I hate the vibrations in my car and I cannot figure it out. I would love to put cameras and vibration sensors all over this vehicle and shove the results under the engineers noses. The fact that they are not being held accountable for this is insulting to the owners that have to live with this day after day. The day is coming when I dump this POS because of it.
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