: New Member (STS)

12-31-03, 03:59 AM
Hi everyone. I’m new to the whole “forum-biz” and am really glad that I came across it! I’m a first time Cadillac owner; purchased my 1997 STS about a month ago. I have owned a fair selection of cars in the past and presently have a humble, but clean, 93 Chevy Astrovan along with my STS. "Can't compare the luxury, ride and power of this STS to any of my previous cars!" I perform most of my own basic mechanics and am a “go-get’er”http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif when comes to initiating automotive tasks that I’ve never performed before . Many of my friends have warned me of how expensive it can be to repair a Cadillac (I don't buy it! http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif), in particular the STS, therefore, I’m determined to become familiar with as much electrical/mechanical aspects as I can on my new toy. This car is clean! The color is black with a beige leather interior and I believe aluminum colored/alloy rims. Engine-wise, it has 109k miles, and runs smooth. So far I’ve changed the starter (that was interesting, couldn’t find it at first http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/dizzy.gif), front rotor which was “gone” (easiest rotor ever to change http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif) and installed a remote-starter alarm system (which occasionally sets-off the factory theft-deterrent alarm... http://cadillacforums.com/forums/images/smilies/ill.gif don't know why).
Anyway, keep up the great work at Cadillac Forums and thanks for the quick response Sandman. I’ll try to get some pictures up ASAP. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL!

12-31-03, 09:13 AM
Welcome Aboard!

12-31-03, 09:38 AM

the Sandman
12-31-03, 09:45 AM
Hey falconeo - Welcome to the CadillacForums! We're glad you found us. No big deal on the manual activation - just doin' my job... :D . Your STS sounds excellent BTW.

Thanks for registering! :yup:

12-31-03, 10:15 AM
Welcome aboard! Thank you for signing up! Thanks, Sandman! :D

12-31-03, 01:59 PM
Welcome aboard... Thanks for signing up :wave:

I am in the same boat as you, as I just finished one of the biggest jobs that you can do on a Q45 (not including an overhaul).... I love DIYing, and unforuntaely I am forced to do so also.. I think that you will find this site very helpful!!!