: My 2004 Escalade!



spirit man
04-22-13, 03:35 PM
My search ended this past Saturday in Tennessee. Here are the stats:

190k
AWD
6.0L
2 owner

Here are some exterior pics.

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Also, here are some of the service notes from the carfax report.

50k miles
Body electrical wiring repaired
Wipers/washers checked
Alignment performed
Fuel injector(s) flushed/serviced
Emissions system serviced
Body electrical system checked

80k
Drivability/performance checked
Throttle body cleaned/serviced
Body electrical system checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Emissions system serviced
Brakes checked
Fuel injector(s) flushed/serviced
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
Transfer case and both differentials serviced

90k
Steering/suspension checked
Alignment performed
Transmission checked

134,293 miles
Vehicle serviced


160,567 miles
Four wheel alignment performed
Rear brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced
Axle seal replaced

169,888 miles
Vehicle serviced

190,192 miles
Anti-theft/keyless device/alarm installed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
Tires rotated and balanced

It has a slight squeal when turning to the left, the nav disk is out of date, backup sensors don't work. Also, the headlights seem super dim. I know they have some haze on them, but dang. I believe my model came with HID headlights. I'll be doing a lot of searching to see if there is already some info on how to address these issues.

the cadillac man
04-22-13, 04:41 PM
My search ended this past Saturday in Tennessee. Here are the stats:

190k
AWD
6.0L
2 owner

Here are some exterior pics.

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Also, here are some of the service notes from the carfax report.

50k miles
Body electrical wiring repaired
Wipers/washers checked
Alignment performed
Fuel injector(s) flushed/serviced
Emissions system serviced
Body electrical system checked

80k
Drivability/performance checked
Throttle body cleaned/serviced
Body electrical system checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Emissions system serviced
Brakes checked
Fuel injector(s) flushed/serviced
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
Transfer case and both differentials serviced

90k
Steering/suspension checked
Alignment performed
Transmission checked

134,293 miles
Vehicle serviced

160,567 miles
Four wheel alignment performed
Rear brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced
Axle seal replaced

169,888 miles
Vehicle serviced

190,192 miles
Anti-theft/keyless device/alarm installed
Oil and filter changed
Washed/detailed
Tires rotated and balanced

It has a slight squeal when turning to the left, the nav disk is out of date, backup sensors don't work. Also, the headlights seem super dim. I know they have some haze on them, but dang. I believe my model came with HID headlights. I'll be doing a lot of searching to see if there is already some info on how to address these issues.

Replace the hid low beams with a set from here
www.kensun.com 50 bucks and two year warranty(they never get replaced as most people think they last forever which they don't) other then that you got a good truck

bigirb2002
04-23-13, 10:59 AM
the noise when u turn left you need to flush ps fluide and put in valvoline syn power, of saome synthetic ps fluid. then properly bleed

spirit man
04-23-13, 11:40 AM
the noise when u turn left you need to flush ps fluide and put in valvoline syn power, of saome synthetic ps fluid. then properly bleedAre these the steps I need to follow?

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-1999/287574-power-steering-fluid-flush.html#post3288663

spirit man
04-26-13, 06:10 PM
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I don't think I can buffer the oxidation out of my headlights. Would I be better off getting a new pair? It appears it's on the inside...

jjtwomey
04-26-13, 06:15 PM
I don't think I can buffer the oxidation out of my headlights. Would I be better off getting a new pair? It appears it's on the inside...

This is common if you have halogen bulbs in the headlights I've read about similar issues on here.. It's probably residue from the bulb when it gets hot.

If you disconnect and remove the headlight and the bulb and swish around some soap and water.. Others say alcohol.... It will remove the foggy residue

Then let dry and reinstall

It usually isn't on the outside it just looks like it.. Especially when the fog is towards the top of the headlights

the cadillac man
04-26-13, 06:34 PM
This is common if you have halogen bulbs in the headlights I've read about similar issues on here.. It's probably residue from the bulb when it gets hot.

If you disconnect and remove the headlight and the bulb and swish around some soap and water.. Others say alcohol.... It will remove the foggy residue

Then let dry and reinstall

It usually isn't on the outside it just looks like it.. Especially when the fog is towards the top of the headlights

Mine did this I have since changed the high beams to hid(rarely use though) and the drls to led and haven't had this happen since its caused by heat from the bulbs over time

spirit man
04-26-13, 07:07 PM
I was under the impression 04s came with HIDs. Yes, I will be replacing the bulbs and DRL.

the cadillac man
04-26-13, 08:17 PM
I was under the impression 04s came with HIDs. Yes, I will be replacing the bulbs and DRL.

They do on the low beams I did the high beams and fog lights with hid kits(rarely use the high beams unless no other traffic and only use the fog lights when it is foggy or heavy rain
Factory low beams on a 03-06 is d1r (I got d2c which doesn't have the paint strip) here is where I got the kits and my low beam replacement bulbs
www.kensun.com
The bulbs are 50 bucks for a set of two the kits price will depend on how you configure the kit when you get it

FYI the 4300k bulbs is stock and give the most light output(they color shift to 4500k as they break in which is a pure white light) and I have that color on all three positions anything else and you lose the lumens(which is what you need to see at night)

flyingdutchman
04-26-13, 09:58 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-1999/113475-foggy-headlamps-your-02-06-lade.html