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Hi CadFans, (I have posted this message on the technical discussions, too. Sorry for the duplicate, but as an introduction seems to be OK..)

I'm a newbie here, and a newbie w/Cadillacs. I am planning (no: I WANT TO) to buy a 96 STS which has these error messages. The car seems to be wrecked a little on the left side, but no signs of major repairs (the bumber was replaced and the left headlight is a little misaligned) Hopefully just a low speed bump.

Is this error serious problem though?

They ask about $9500 OTD, which here in Hungary (Eastern Europe) seems to be a pretty good deal (there are like 10 of these in the country). The car has 79000 miles, and clean inside. Both RS0060 and RS0038 were current, and the system said Service Ride Control. When I finished the testing, the SRC message dissapeared and RS0038 became History. The 0060 is still Current.

Can the car live with that?

Can I live with that?

Don't tell me NO, couse I have already made a downpayment on it!
 

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Sorry, I don't know much about new cars and codes, but I just want to say I have a hungarian friend and he tought us a bunch of words in hungry so i just want to say:

Lo Fasz!!!! hahaha
 

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Welcome aboard, Gyplj! Thank you for signing up.. I'm running out the door so I hope someone has discussed this with you in your other thread...
 

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Welcome aboard!!!

Personally, I WOULD NOT GET THIS CAR! Its up to you, but if it has the SERVICE RIDE CONTROL message, and other codes, that is going to mean big bucks to fix it up...... To get the service ride control message, and fix it up to OEM struts, it can cost up to 1500, maybe more....... And 9500 is a little steep...... What is that in USD???

But, the good new is, if you like DIYing, it shouldnt be too bad...... You can get passive struts (basically like normal shocks, ones that the computer doesnt control), and they are maybe 60/strut, plus or minus some.......

I dont know what those codes mean, but if you goto www.caddyinfo.com, they provide a lot of info about the codes.....

Good luck, and when/if you get it, post some pictures!!!!
 

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The Service Ride Control could be just a short in a wire to the sensor as well.If your error message did disappear while test driving it, chances are, that's exactly what it is. Poor planning by Cadillac (or a very green thumb) made this sensor unreplaceable alone. It will take at least $800 U.S. dollars to get a new strut (Cadillac style, Cadillac bills.......).

I had to replace it once, but the same side was also hit by some jerk driving like a fool :rant2: . Believe me, his insurance company wasn't too pleased with replacing a $800 strut, nevermind the left rear bumper and under pinnings. From my understanding, these struts are made to go out after a certain point on the odometer. I could be wrong however. I think most people only have one rear strut go out on them in the car's lifetime, and from the sounds of it, it's usually the left strut (not sure why this is).

Have fun with the '96 however, they're a blast to drive during long trips. And being in Hungray, it's definately not likely to be seen everywhere you go.

By the way.........What color is it?
 

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Teh 96's are great but i would trust Elwesson and not go with it. Keep lookin you will find a better one.


:welcome:
 
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