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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, so what do you think happened to my CTS-V? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; The weather was nice the sun was out and the birds were chirping over all a very nice day to ...
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    mrkool is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    The weather was nice the sun was out and the birds were chirping over all a very nice day to drive the V. So i drove to work and parked it in the garage. After 9 hours of work i start up the V and i think i heard the wheel click so to make sure if it was clicking i did couple of slow speed left and right 180 degree turns. It was not the wheel clicking it was just the normal tire hopping. Any way so i take the car on the road and when i am on a parkway i roll the windows down and i hear a horrible screeching (kinda like metal on rotor) kind of sound coming and i think it is coming from the car next to me i speed away and when i reach the next car the sound is back again this got me worried. So i pulled to the side of the road checked all 4 wheels and nothing is stuck in the break nothing under the car either i kick the tires and then get back in and start to drive after a min the screeching is back. I called Cadillac customer service and tell them what is happening they said if i can drive to a dealer ship they will be happy to look at it. i said fine send me a tow truck. while waiting for the tow truck i do a couple of more 360 degree turns to see if i can make the breaks settle back or something and i hear no sound. i think hmm so may be the problem is gone i drive and 10 min later the screeching is back. so it looked like if i let the car or brakes cool down the sound goes away for a little while and then comes back. At very slow speeds it felt like the brakes were engaging. so i put the car in the parking garage and started waiting for hte tow truck. after hour and a half i thought i try again so this time i start driving the car 5 min, 10 min, 20, min 30 min and no screeching noise. i called the tow service and tell them to cancel. Drove the car around 50 miles or so and the screeching never came back. I drove the car next day for a little while and so far the screeching has not come back. i don't want to take the car in and tell the service that i heard a screeching noise that i can not duplicate please see what you can find. Any one here that has made it this far of my story can think of what might have happened to me?

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    mmmbacon is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    that is the same sound i heard before my axle broke im not positive in your case but that is what happened to me bring it to the dealer have them check your axle

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    if they say it was loose have them change the diff and axles is your car auto or stick ?

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    Steve BigD is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    Don't know if its the same thing but my BMW 540 had a pebble stuck in the caliper which rubbed on the rotor at certain times and made such a
    screeching sound. This happened to quite a number of members on the Bimmerfest E39 forums so it was a common problem.

    Steve D

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    Re: so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    that is classic for a rock stuck in brake caliper. once it falls out, problem solved. I would drive normally and not think about it unless it comes back, which I would bet it wont

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    Re: so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    If it was a rock stuck in a caliper check both side of the rotors to see if the rock gouged a rotor.

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    spearfish25 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67 455 Bird ragtop
    If it was a rock stuck in a caliper check both side of the rotors to see if the rock gouged a rotor.
    Yes. Easily done on the inside by feel alone. If you feel a groove in the middle of the rotor portion swept by the brake pad, replace it.

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    Re: so what do you think happened to my CTS-V?

    A pisser, but it sure is better than mmmbacon's broken axle!

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