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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 2001 Catera EBTCM removal and replaacement question? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I am going to attempt to remove and send off the module to be rebuilt. I have researched it and ...
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    2001 Catera EBTCM removal and replaacement question?

    I am going to attempt to remove and send off the module to be rebuilt. I have researched it and seems the route I'm going to go is removal of battery and radiator hose (end) connecting to the engine. I was wondering if there are any tips anyone has which would make this venture less difficult, since difficulty seems to be guaranteed to some degree. Any special tools which would benefit me in some way? Also, I have seen threads concerning wave springs, will these fall off before I get a chance to mark their location once I remove the module? Any help is appreciated. Basically, I am looking to avoid this as much as possible.

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    Re: 2001 Catera EBTCM removal and replaacement question?

    No special tool required except maybe a magnetic probe to pick up the dropped screws and such. My tip is to remove the bolts for the bracket but just loosen one in the rear to act as a pivot and tilt the unit up/back. This will ease your access to the EBTCM's screws. No need to disconnect the hydraulic lines. There's just enough slack to allow the tilting. There are no "wave springs" so don't worry if you can't find any. Pulling the battery is a good idea but I don't remember the hose being in the way. Still, if you find it easier then by all means pull it. Try and cover the now opened area of the ABS Pump with plastic and duct tape to keep it clean while waiting for the EBTCM's return.
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    Re: 2001 Catera EBTCM removal and replaacement question?

    I know it's been a year but just wanted to comment on this in case anyone else needs extra tips. This was great advice and thanks for the input. The bracket trick makes a load of difference in the ease of this. Also correct in no need to remove the battery, but would give a little more room and natural light on the area. All in all this is a great do it yourself project and will save you from spending $1500.00 at the dealership, which was actually quoted. Free shipping and a rebuild, did it myself for $99.00 through a reputable guy through Ebay in Virginia. Guaranteed the work for life of ownership of the vehicle. Highly recommend this and save yourself some money. It was nice to have my speedometer back and the 'Christmas Tree' on the dash not lit up anymore. Once again thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvin315 View Post
    No special tool required except maybe a magnetic probe to pick up the dropped screws and such. My tip is to remove the bolts for the bracket but just loosen one in the rear to act as a pivot and tilt the unit up/back. This will ease your access to the EBTCM's screws. No need to disconnect the hydraulic lines. There's just enough slack to allow the tilting. There are no "wave springs" so don't worry if you can't find any. Pulling the battery is a good idea but I don't remember the hose being in the way. Still, if you find it easier then by all means pull it. Try and cover the now opened area of the ABS Pump with plastic and duct tape to keep it clean while waiting for the EBTCM's return.
    I know it's been a year but just wanted to comment on this in case anyone else needs extra tips. This was great advice and thanks for the input. The bracket trick makes a load of difference in the ease of this. Also correct in no need to remove the battery, but would give a little more room and natural light on the area. All in all this is a great do it yourself project and will save you from spending $1500.00 at the dealership, which was actually quoted. Free shipping and a rebuild, did it myself for $99.00 through a reputable guy through Ebay in Virginia. Guaranteed the work for life of ownership of the vehicle. Highly recommend this and save yourself some money. It was nice to have my speedometer back and the 'Christmas Tree' on the dash not lit up anymore. Once again thanks for your input.

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