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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Terrible idling; rodent damage in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; I seem to have more pedal since picking the car up from the dealer. Didn't realize the power loss. I ...
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    Re: Terrible idling; rodent damage

    I seem to have more pedal since picking the car up from the dealer. Didn't realize the power loss. I will take a picture of the harness and damage after lunchtime (pst),

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    Re: Terrible idling; rodent damage

    These are photographs of the Fuel Injector harness, the damaged #1 injector firing point, and a picture of what it should have looked like. As you can see, the white wire is missing about a 1 inch section and the other wire was just hanging on by threads. Eventhough there was a misfire in the #1 injector because of the damage, other than a noticeable skip in the engine idle causing the car to really shake, the car was idling at the same rpms before and after the maintenance. (around 600 rpms) I’ll keep my ears to the ground for any possible long-term engine damage. As for now though, the car is runnin’ like it stole somethin’,

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    Re: Terrible idling; rodent damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddy Man
    one time in my 91 towncar, i went to start it (we park it outside) and it wouldnt start, so im thinkin, damn dead battery, i go to open the hood...and there is a groundhog just sittin there on my engine lookin at me!!! scared the f*ckin shit outta me!!!! It was a dead battery, good thing i couldnt start, oterwise there would have been a big mess under my hood lol. I have no idea how it squeezed itself in there, the engine in that car is huge and fills up the whole engine bay. and mind you, this was a groundhog not a squireel!
    That's the funniest damn thing I've read all week! LOL!! That made my day!!

    We had some trouble with mice at our hobby farm. They would be on the top of my 1970 Plymouth engine but I was lucky and never had any damage. They left a lot of "pellet" presents for me though! I also made sure I closed the floor vents after that, but if they want in, they'll find a way in.

    Every year here there is a story in the paper about a cat that goes under a warm engine because of the cold. It's survival I suppose.

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