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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    We are doing lots of these but it is getting hard to keep enough parts in stock to meet the demand. Be patient with your dealer.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    I should hopefully have my car back tomorrow. Ewill, should we allow any break-in period after the replacement ?

    Reference my oil leak, this is what the service advisor passed on.

    "We are replacing the lower crank case seal for the drip that you saw under your car. Was more of seep and not a major leak as you saw, but we will get it all sealed up for you"
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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Got mine yesterday too. Its always nice to be part of a group. Just hope we don't have (m)any more of these....

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    I should hopefully have my car back tomorrow. Ewill, should we allow any break-in period after the replacement ?

    Reference my oil leak, this is what the service advisor passed on.

    "We are replacing the lower crank case seal for the drip that you saw under your car. Was more of seep and not a major leak as you saw, but we will get it all sealed up for you"
    Here we go again...lower crankcase seals on a North* is the the most extensive and expensive oil leak repairs that can be done on an engine and has been with them from the begining, and now here it is at the end of its life! We have a V in our shop that is starting to leak there. Thank God it's still under warranty!...Well, at least they got the oil consumption(which was suppose to be normal) under control. I haven't had to add 1 qt, nor have I recieved a complaint of such.

    Oh well, can't have everything.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by WillySTS View Post

    Oh well, can't have everything.
    The question becomes is this a common item with the 4.4 ltr Northstar or if I'm an exception to most of the builds. My car is an 06, that until I bought it had 180 miles on the odometer. A car that mostly sits and doesn't really get driven over two years then gets several thousand miles put on it in a couple of months isn't really the norm. I had the car on the dyno and jacked up at about 1100 miles and there was no leak present. It got noticed when there was about 3200 on it and back on the dyno getting tuned.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    That's the way it always starts..."but, I hardly even drive it!"...is what customers always tell us. My story to them was, cars were made to be driven, not sit...not much time in R&D is spent letting a car sit then see when it will start leaking.

    My point is, we daon't have this problem with the LS based engines.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    CIWS, I have seen a few that looked like that. The heavy duty guys usually handle it. Not sure if that is an oil pan issue or something else.
    The LS engines don't have a "lower crankcase seal" like the N* did. Just an oil pan and front and rear covers.
    Could be rear main but the pattern is not really indicative of a rear main, it would be further back.
    I have only seen a few.

    No break in or anything, as long as it is done right you should be good to get in and go.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Cool Beans ewill thanks

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Since where on the topic of the pinion area of the differential.. How is the front pinion mount bushing holding up in the STS-V.. This was an issue with the CTS-V.. Has anyone had to replace there's yet? Just wondering if this is something that should to be looked at while in for the front pinion seal recall.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    I have not seen the diff bushing issue on the STS-V. We only have about 5 or 6 regular customers that own them and they are not driven high miles.
    I think the standard transmission has a lot to do with the durability or lack thereof.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by WillySTS View Post
    My point is, we don't have this problem with the LS based engines.
    No, just many of the LS based engines eat oil. I'd much rather have an external oil leak than an internal oil usage issue.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Got the V back from the dealership with all the work done, including the recall. (Thank the Maker ) Because of the seal, they had to replace the oil and filter, so there's a warranty oil change.

    The squeaky seat is written up as follows

    "3824 Seat belt buckle alignment tab rubbing on seat frame. C9021 Loosen seat belt buckle, realign buckle and lube alignment tab not to rub on frame"

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    Got the V back from the dealership with all the work done, including the recall. (Thank the Maker ) Because of the seal, they had to replace the oil and filter, so there's a warranty oil change.
    You're going to have to explain to me how fixing a seal in the rear diff requires them to drain replace the engine oil and filter? Not seeing a physical connection there.

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-Mo-Shun View Post
    You're going to have to explain to me how fixing a seal in the rear diff requires them to drain replace the engine oil and filter? Not seeing a physical connection there.
    A few posts back in this thread.


    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...99-post17.html

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    Re: Just Got My Cadillac Safety Recall Notice In The Mail For The Rear Axle Leak

    Quote Originally Posted by ewill3rd View Post
    I have not seen the diff bushing issue on the STS-V. We only have about 5 or 6 regular customers that own them and they are not driven high miles.
    I think the standard transmission has a lot to do with the durability or lack thereof.
    Thanks.. That's good news.

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