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I want to know if anyone has had this service done and did they use authorized Cadillac dealer for all the required items.
 

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According to the 2011 manual, you should change the transmission fluid, change the transfer case fluid if you have all wheel drive, and replace the spark plugs. If they want to do anything other than that, I would pass. I would estimate $150 inclusive for the transmission fluid and labor, $150 inclusive for the transfer case fluid and labor, and $150 inclusive for the spark plugs and labor. Really, changing the tranmission fluid and transfer case fluid at the same time, you should get a 2 for 1 special on the labor since they are basically next to each other.

My opinion is to get an estimate from the dealer and a good independent shop and go from there.
 

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Its not that easy.... The rear has Clutch Fluid and filter as well as a diff. The front has only a xfer case which is also the diff. The rear diff fluid alone from Dealer is $85-:cool2:
 

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Its not that easy.... The rear has Clutch Fluid and filter as well as a diff. The front has only a xfer case which is also the diff. The rear diff fluid alone from Dealer is $85-:cool2:
The manual does not say to change the rear diff fluid at 100,000 miles. Only transmission, transfer case, and spark plugs.
 

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Get feedback from forum members.....

Brake Fluid should be changed at least every 2 to 3 years.... Preventative maintenance is priceless...
 

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For Diff, look down a few posts.... "2010 DIY Diff Fluid Change" I posted a ton of info on the rear Diff, Rear Clutch, Front Xfer/Diff. Very confusing info out there. Did a lot of searching and spoke to a few Parts Dept. Guys to get the info.

As far as other fluids, its recommended to Flush or at least Suction out the Master Cylinder every 2 to 3 years. Brake fluid absorbs moisture. You can not see it, but it does affect the brake components in the long run if it is not flushed. There is a very good product called MOTIVE Flush Kit. Very easy to flush the brake fluid with 1 person if you are a little handy... I also posted a detailed write up last year.

Power Steering, again a very simple process, get a cheep suction tool at an auto parts store, Suck out the old grimy black fluid, and replace with clean fresh amber or clear fluid. The reason it is black is from all the contaminates it has absorbed. You don't need to do a complete flush, but you will get at least 90% just by sucking out old and replacing with new.

Hope I answered your question....
 
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