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    1999 STS restore project in France

    hi everyone

    name : antheus
    origin : France

    my cadillac : sts 1999 light bronzemist
    engine : Northstar L37

    i purchased my caddy on may 2010

    price : 3700 $

    kms : 216 000 oh sorry 134216 miles


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    Re: cadillac sts 1999 restore

    time to list all bad and hide things

    - hose between alternator and radiator was very tired and crack : result all coolant on the road.

    - water pump felt down

    - rear and front shock absorber

    - rear and front spring

    - inlet and outlet engine oil cooler hose between radiator and oil filter

    - radiator

    - transmission fluid cooler lower hose

    - front lower control arms

    - rear integration module

    - rear right passenger windows module

    - fuel pump

    - accessory belt and water pump belt

    - brake pad and rotor

    - oil pan gasket

    - valve cover gasket ( right ans left )

    - all the body ( big scratch passenger side completely rotten over rear right wheel )

    - AC control

    - egr valve

    - battery

    i will post photos later

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    Re: cadillac sts 1999 restore

    Welcome!

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    Did you pay a shop to replace these parts or did you do the work?

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    hi stoveguyy i did it myself , for the body a coach builder , soon i'll post photo's

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    Welcome to the Forums!

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    hi

    So , the first part i changed was the wood console trim under shiftnob , the old one was cut roughly to install a bad gps. in july 2010 i was on a road with a friend , we arrived at a supermarket and we saw liquid under the car ...... it was coolant ( water ), so we filled surge tank with water and monitor engine temp trying to go house.The next day i saw what's happened , a large hole on the metallic hose part between radiator and alternator ,due to rusty. 10 on photo

    alternator cooling.JPG
    consequences :

    hose , water pump , belt has been changed

    see you on next episode

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    hey guy's back from holiday's ...

    So in may 2010 i passed the motor vehicle inspection (MVI) ( every 2 years in France ).every things fine exept rear shock absorber, body corrosion, at this time i didn't known the famous DTC lol. i drove two years with and appeared a oil leak , at first i thought it was minor, but it wasn't...... the outlet and inlet oil cooler line were completly rotten .. bad news because car used more oil than gas

    In may 2012 , i decided after the MVI to begin the car restore.......

    big work will begin

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    hey guy's

    first part i changed were the rear shock absorber :

    RL : ACDELCO Part 580130 ( real time damping chassis f45 and soft ride fe1 ans sport suspension fe3)

    RR : ACDELCO Part 580131( real time damping chassis f45 and soft ride fe1 ans sport suspension fe3)

    rearshock.jpg

    i choosed ACDELCO because a lot of people have problem with MONROE

    in same time coil spring

    RR an RL : ACDelco 45H2107 Professional

    rear spring.jpg

    and i rebuilt the two rear control arm

    only 2h30 to did

    thx for your interest

    More on next episode

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    Wow, talking about getting'r done. Good to see such work being put into a great vehicle.

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    (((( just a question can someone tell me if the engine will be pull out by the up or down thx ))))))

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    Dropping the subframe is the preferred method, but it is possible to yank it out the top.

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    Re: 1999 STS restore project in France

    hi guy's news and photos soon i'll finish engine restore in 2 weeks
    carmaster likes this.

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    Hello,

    Maeng9981 i yanked out by top ,not a lot of work..

    So i'm not done with my caddy because engine was very dirty, now engine is clean and ready to paint ... But i have a big problem the ground connector G103 is completly destroy. Do you have an idea to replace it ( didn't found on goo..., no seller ) or to modify it ?

    Thx a lot

    PS : i'm preparing to post all work i did

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