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    AKALEFTY is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    Okay guys i bought my 2002 cadillac deville dts new.Now i have 160k on it & needs a lot done to it. I live in Seattle where there are a ton of pot holes that u can't see because of rain snow & i hit one that put a bulge in my front right tire. I have 235/55 r17 vogue rio rims with mustard & mayo vogue tyres it didn't bend the rim just a nasty bulge. I went to the dealership had the tires rotated alignment done had them put my spare vogue rim & tire on. After that the outside of my tires were wearing out so had another alignment done at the dealership. Car was fine for awhile then i noticed the car shaking checked it out & the inside tread was worn & split. those were new tires when i got them still has 6-32 left but shreaded. Ever since that pot hole i also started to notice when backing out of drive way witch is slopped up my front right makes this noise like the spring gets caught so the dealer couldn't spot it but its there. The tie rods are cool. What do u guys think this nosie is? I'm going in a few weeks have my front hubs done might as well have the rear done also new tie rods,new tyres,& another alignment. On top of all that i have fail emmissions i got those stupid codes po300 i now its the coil pack, po410seconary air injection system,the big one po741 riding with p1860, & front motor mount. Any suggestions on my check list that i should start with? What is a good hub assembly for my car?

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    AKALEFTY is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    in wat order should i start fixing these problems with my low budget? I got 2G @ the end of this week to spend & another G at the end of the month. I'm not to sure on prices to fix these problems. I do know my front motor mount i'll be taking to the Dealer. The emmission stuff has to done by AES. Thanks!

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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    the dealer is the LAST place I would go -
    they WILL charge the most for the parts - and the MOST for labor -

    are you going to do most/some/any of the work yourself?

    if NOT - do you have a local shop that will install parts you supply?

    the reason I ask - is that if the answer is NO -
    looking up parts and prices is a waste of time -

    just find a local independent shop -
    who is well-versed in front end and alignment work -

    oh - when you replace the tires -
    stay away from vogues - THEY SUCK!

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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    160k miles? Ball-joints. Pricey to have done.

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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    Thanks guys! I have a shop that is going to do the secondary air injection system that has to be AES [authorized emission specialist] to sign off to get tabs. Have a friend that said he would help with the hubs but reading some other forums think i can get the parts & have Les Schwab handle that stuff. How much are ball joints? Wat do u guys think part wise that should be put on after u here one of many stories i have on this car? I'll tell u i have some kind of storys about this caddy! I'll tell u one that will drop ur jaw. I took it up to 100 mph on a city street by woodland park zoo it goes under highway 99. It's a steep incline i jumped it like the Duke Of Hazzard all four off the ground landed did a bunny hop the second after that the curb just clipped the side wall of the tires thrashed the front right but flattin the back. I was racing to a friends house just a few more blocks so i coasted the rest of the way. I had a spare rim & tire in the trunk put that on @ friends house. Man i was young! Should i get Moog ball joints im sure i have to get most front end done because im a tasmanian devil when im rollin..

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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    I took it up to 100 mph on a city street by woodland park zoo it goes under highway 99.
    It's a steep incline i jumped it like the Duke Of Hazzard all four off the ground
    landed did a bunny hop the second after that the curb just clipped the side wall of the tires thrashed the front right but flattin the back.

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    so - am I supposed to be impressed?
    or just shake my head and think "what an %&*@#$"

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    Re: DAMN POT HOLES! Need Help!

    U can say whatever I was young. Its just a story. That fact is the car is a tank! I'm like most Americans & I abuse my car.. Now I have to fix it..

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