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    blacktone1234 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    had to go to dealer to get camshaft position solenoid that's why the light was on. they fixed that.then said I needed an alignment/engine filter /cabin filter ?I went ahead with all 3. I reliezed after the fact that I could have went to autozone and got an engine filter for $25.instead of paying $59 oh well


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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    Always check your maintenance schedule in your owners manual so you know what the car needs and when. Did they drive your car? Hope so or them suggesting an alignment is a money grab.

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    I don't know I was not there. but they said they did a quick check with the alignment

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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    $59 from a dealer for an engine air filter wasn't too bad and I have seen far worse charges. The cabin air filter is often ignored so it was good that they changed it. Alignment is important but I would always go to an independent shop for that because not only will it be less expensive they usually are far more knowledgeable about the process and do better work.


    As Save noted, make sure to check your maintenance schedule because dealerships love to suggest high margin optional service that is not needed and they often do a great job of convincing customers that is it a required critical service. There used to be a Buick GMC dealer in the area who made a killing selling what they called "mandatory fuel system service for fuel injected engines". The service was billed at $229.95 and consisted of the tech pouring a $10 (retail pricing) bottle of Techron into the gas tank and driving the car for three miles, probably the most profitable line item in the entire service department.

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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    Quote Originally Posted by blacktone1234 View Post
    had to go to dealer to get camshaft position solenoid that's why the light was on. they fixed that.then said I needed an alignment/engine filter /cabin filter ?I went ahead with all 3. I reliezed after the fact that I could have went to autozone and got an engine filter for $25.instead of paying $59 oh well
    Yeah, I get mine off ebay and do it myself. My ATS and my wife's Malibu use the same cabin air filter so I get two of those. If you have the CD player in the glove box of the ATS you will need to remove the one screw and the plastic socket it's in to get the CD player to slide out to get to the cabin filter cover.

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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    Quote Originally Posted by OHHEY View Post
    Yeah, I get mine off ebay and do it myself. My ATS and my wife's Malibu use the same cabin air filter so I get two of those. If you have the CD player in the glove box of the ATS you will need to remove the one screw and the plastic socket it's in to get the CD player to slide out to get to the cabin filter cover.
    is there a video of this somewhere ?

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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    ^There's a few, here's one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHMg0wmqE-Y

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    Re: engine light on 2014 ats

    Quote Originally Posted by SaveTheManuals View Post
    thanks great help

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