Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, 2000 STS Engine Cradle in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; My 2000 STS is in the dealers because it stalled out at speed and also because there is a "clunking" ...
- 04-23-03 11:19 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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- Mar 2003
2000 STS Engine Cradle
My 2000 STS is in the dealers because it stalled out at speed and also
because there is a "clunking" noise coming from under the vehicle. I was told
this morning that the engine cradle is cracked and needs to be replaced
under warranty. I presume the engine needs to be removed to replace the
cradle. How serious is this? They have not yet found the cause of stalling. I bought this car last year as a certified pre-owned vehicle. Is it likely the engine cradle was cracked from a collision prior to my buying the car? Any
thoughts would be appreciated.
- 04-27-03 10:29 AM #2
Hmm... I've never heard of a cracked engine cradle. It's possible that it was in a wreck before, and the cradle was fatigued somehow, but it's a strong unit, it shouldn't crack on its own. Did the dealership replace it under your warranty?
- 04-27-03 11:29 AM #3
Thanks for your response. That's been my thoughts also. The dealer is great and they replaced it under warranty. I bought this car a year ago as a certified pre-owned Cadillac. This was my first (and now my last) used car. I don't like not knowing what's gone on before with the vehicle. As soon as I got the car back from the dealer I traded it in on a new Lexus.
- 04-27-03 07:16 PM #4
I see a lot of 3 - 8 year old Cadillacs traded for new Lexus's.