2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 128k 2 owner car
What generation is a 2003 Seville SLS ? This northstar motor is new enough to worry about that "Rod/Bolt" issue that the late 90's motors had does it!?
========================2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 128k on it
they told me the struts are fried, they suggested the bypass kit $1100 parts n labor all in.
these is no bypass kit for an SLS -
I already advised on which struts and shocks would be the BEST choice -
YOU could buy a pair of struts and a pair of rear shocks for LESS than $300 -
the QuickStruts would take LESS than 90 minutes to replace BOTH - $150 -
the shocks would take LESS than 1 hour to replace - $100 -
YES - you'll NEED an alignment after replacing the struts - $75 -
do the math -
start her up the next morning and I have a major knock in the engine,
NORTHSTAR COLD CARBON KNOCK - google it
when I shut it off or rev in park let's say to 3000 rpm . . . . . . . . .
revving the snot out of a COLD engine is NOT something I would recommend -
in fact - revving the snot out of a WARM engine doesn't do ANYTHING any god either -
regarding other codes -
they are meaningless without their DEFINITIONS -
there are THOUSANDS - and no one has them all memorized -
go here for the best list of Cadillac code definitions -
also include whether the codes are C-Current or H-History -
=====================UPDATE: Thank you for the advice and part #'s I was able to get the shocks & struts within $25 of what you posted.
So, I changed out the shock & struts with the exact model #'s you recommends, it rides very smooth now, though the rear end sits lower than the front end , as if the nose was pointing upwards a bit, if I get time I'll take a picture for you.
Since I created this post, the steering leveling sensor had gotten increasingly more dangerous, so I am in the process of getting that done, then I will get an alignment.
Also, the cataltyic converter guts have broken apart and is bad, after doing a quick glance, this is the one that I found as a universal replacement? Do you recommend this or a different model and will a carb & non carb compliant as far as installing it on my car will it make a difference in sensors o2 or in performance?
Here is the one I found >
Eastern 70318 Catayltic Converter on Amazon
Also, I am having a hard time nailing down the exact model/part # for my washer fluid resevoir , it has a huge crack in the bottom of it.,It doesn't hold fluid at all.
The tech's recommendation was to get the entire tank and assembly kit in case of any dry rot in the seals or hoses. Which one is the question and from where, I wasn't able to find one on Amazon??
I appreciate your initial help, I am rapidly approaching the finish line on repairs, any help you would be greatly appreciated.
Hope all is well and be safe out there