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  1. Someone keyed the car I'm trading in towards my 2011 V... need input

    2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Just wanted to vent, and also get some input from folks on the board... I bought a 2011 V Sedan June 30th. It's expected to arrive in ~2 weeks from now (production was scheduled last week, but no updates on the dealers system yet) I have a 2004 Nissan Xterra that I'm trading - they guaranteed...
  2. 2010 CTS Lower engine shroud/cover falling off on the freeway

    2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion
    While driving on the freeway about 70mph, the lower engine shroud on my CTS came unbolted and the airflow pushed it down into the pavement and got half ground to pieces. Being away on vacation, we had to drive up onto a curb to get under the car and take off the last 3 bolts that were still...
  3. Catastrophic maggie failure

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Well, low and behold. A day after I was bragging about how well the car was running... Driving in stop and go traffic, I hear a click then a progressively loud thud thud. So loud I'm thinking to myself it's a loose rod, maybe a lifter went. Manage to get the car home. Oddly the thump/thud is...
  4. Windshield Wiper Time on after Washer use

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Folks, Got my 2007 V a few months ago and have two minor issues that I have a question on. After I use the windshield squirters the wipers stay on for a real long time (I have checked to make sure the stalk is in the off position). Is there a way to adjust that time? Also, the prior owner...
  5. I'm pondering a Porsche Boxster.

    Informal Lounge, Introductions, General Discussion
    MORE LIKE 'POOR'SCHE Seriously though, I'm thinking about it. I've looked at all the warnings, all the quirks, all the hazardously expensive repairs. It seems like most of what goes wrong happens during the warranty period, so by now (8-12 years, 60-100k) all of it has been ironed out or...
  6. Dealership is less than helpful

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    I have an 06 V with a few mods, cat backs, ported input manifold and throttle body, and a Lingenfelter cold air intake. Had a performance tune a couple of years ago and everything worked great for a couple of years until I cleaned and reoiled the air filter. I started getting the dreaded...
  7. Timing Chain Saga

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Ok, So here goes. My wife drives our '06 CTS 3.6l, we bought it new in Aug '06. The car has 68k miles on it and I maintain it meticulously, i.e. new oil every 6k(of course Mobil 1), air filters, etc. In June of this year she was driving to work, highway, and she feels the car buck and the...
  8. 1999 cadillac seville *need some help plz*

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    hi, i just bought a cadillac seville and i love it so far, but there are minor *hopefully* things that are annoying me. 1stly when i start it up and i sit there with it, it makes an odd "pump" sound everyonce in awhile... i think its because i have like so little gas in it :P but i was just...
  9. Feels like a slight mis in '03 STS

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    Start the car up and it feels like my '02 Z28. You can barely feel or hear it but I take notice of these things. These things idle like sewing machines so hence my concern. I think there is a drop in midrange performance. Gas mileage is slightly suffering. Was going to check the plugs till...
  10. Coolant Smell?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    I have an "05" and when i get into the garage i can smell coolant. I have checked that motor over and can't find any signs of a leek. I have only had the car for a few months so i dont know if this is normal for the LS6 or if I'm just lucky. Has anyone else had this problem?
  11. Wheel bearings

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Started hearing a wierd noise from the back took it to the service they told me it was the wheel bearings. They said one is really bad where the noise was coming from the other one was getting there. They wanted 920 dollors to change it. To much for me i found a guy that will install them for...
  12. ABS-Traction Control and Stabilty System lit up

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    All 3 of these came on during dry weather yesterday and won't go out. I noticed last year during wet winter driving they would come on occasionally and reset when the car was shut off and not show up for a long time. I just came back from a wheel alignment and they said there is a little play...
  13. Engine Misfire...Need to pass smog asap 88 eldo 4.5

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    Recently ive been noticing that my car is hesitating and i thought it was a transmission problem. then i went to get it smogged, and they couldnt even finish the test because they told me it was misfiring too bad. ever since then, it misfires pretty bad when it goes into second gear and at...
  14. Check engine light w/codes

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    I have a 96 Deville. The check engine light came on. OBD codes are P0325 and P0717. PMC knock sensor and Input speed sensor circuit low input. The battery has been losing a charge before this came up. Could these cause a drain on the battery, or would the weak battery cause these codes to come...
  15. Classic rap recommendations?

    Informal Lounge, Introductions, General Discussion
    Recently, I've been listening to a lot of NWA (straight outta compton) and really like it. I've got some other classic rap in my iPod, but would like to get some more of the good stuff. So what kinda stuff is good from this era (late '80s-mid '90s is what I was thinking)
  16. Kooks Headers Installed-Selling custom 3" cat-back

    2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods
    I had the Kooks headers installed today at Behe Performance. I went back to the stock mufflers because I was afraid they would be too loud. To be honest...I am kind of disappointed in the sound compared to my 3" custom cat-back. The only good thing is that there isn't any drone in the car. But...
  17. 1997 Deville 175k- Coolant Temps, Fluid Changes

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    Owned this car less than a week, and from what I gather the previous (second) owner did very little maintenance. Owner says water pump is original as far as he knows. Some times I see coolant temps peak at 227 with A/C at 60, sitting in a traffic jam on the highway when it was 98 outside. In the...
  18. Traded my pos CTS and bought an Avalanche

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Nothing but problems, with my 04, injector codes erg codes, gas cap codes, yes I bought a caddie gas cap. air bag light. Rusted through muffler on a texas car. I'm done with them. My Avalanche rides better and has more room. In the CTS I sat behind the B Pillar and was a bitch to get in and...
  19. When To Walk Away???

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    A month ago I got a 1995 Cadillac DeVille. I traded my Suburban straight across. No cash. I was looking for a more fuel efficient vehicle that was comfortable and smaller than the 'Burb. So I have this real clean caddy with 148,000 miles and a clean leather interior. However it needs somethings...
  20. 97 deville 175k - hesitation/idle surge

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    Just acquired this car from a family member and I know very little history. It previously was hard to start and threw codes with MAF. I checked fuel press. and previously was around 30psi. I changed FPR, fuel filter, changed wires and cleaned the plugs, TB, and MAF. I drove it 1100 miles in 1...