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  • greg
    greg - 2005 Cadillac CTS - Preventive Maintenance - 8/14/2011
    How do you change the two trunk gas filled lift supprot arms?
     
    • Jimm
      8/14/2011 Jimm
      Fairly simple task. The gas-springs (lift supports) simply unsnap and then snap into place. Lift the trunk lid, and support - maybe using length of wood - as necessary. Then, simply unsnap (pull off) the existing lift spring from the attachment points. The new spring just snaps over the attachment point at the top and at the bottom.
  • randy rediculous
    randy rediculous - 1990 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 8/9/2011
    Im trying to figure out how to remove key cylinder that appears to be stuck in between slots. the key wont go in now
    i was trying to rack the key nubs when i thought i lost the key now the original key wont go in the buzzer buzs al the time its my wifes car an i need help
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Replace the ignition switch. Below is the procedure.
      Removing the Ignition Switch

      * Set the ignition to the "Off" position and remove the key.

      * Open the hood and disconnect the battery using a wrench.

      * Remove the fuse panel door from under the instrument panel by pushing the snap tap by hand. Look for fuse number 3 on the inside of the door panel diagram and remove the fuse with a pair of nose pliers.

      * Remove the underside panel from under the steering column using a Phillips screwdriver.

      * Locate the 2 two-way yellow connectors at the base of the steering column and near the base column. Pull out the plastic lock pin from the two-way connectors and unplug the two-way yellow connectors. This will disable the air bag system.

      * Detach the steering column from under the instrument panel frame using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. Carefully lower the column.

      * Unfasten the screw and stud retaining nut from the dimmer-switch mounting bracket slots. Use a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

      * Lift the ground wire from the mounting stud.

      * Work the dimmer switch off the connecting rod and off the steering column.

      * Unfasten the dimmer and ignition switch mounting stud using a ratchet, ratchet extension and deep socket.

      * Work the ignition switch off the actuator rod.

      * Unplug the ignition switch electrical connectors and remove the switch.

      Installing the New Ignition Switch

      * Plug the new ignition switch electrical connector.

      * Install the ignition switch on the actuator rod and set it on its mounting position the steering column.

      * Install the dimmer and ignition switch mounting stud using the ratchet, ratchet extension and deep socket. Then remove the plastic pin securing the new ignition switch in the "Off" position.

      * Work the connector rod into the dimmer switch and position the switch on the ignition switch and dimmer switch mounting stud.

      * Install the ground wire on the mounting stud. Then install the screw and stud retaining nut on the dimmer switch finger-tight.

      * Adjust the dimmer switch by inserting a 3/32-inch diameter drill bit through the hole in the lower side of the dimmer switch. Push the dimmer switch flat against the steering column and slide the switch down to remove any play. Pull the drill bit off the dimmer switch and tighten the mounting nut and screw with the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

      * Raise the steering column and attach it to the instrument panel frame using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.

      * Connect the two 2-way connectors and install the plastic lock pins on the connectors.

      * Install the underside panel using the Phillips screwdriver.

      * Replace fuse number 3 in the fuse panel and panel door.

      * Connect the battery using the wrench.

      * Stand outside the car next to the steering wheel and out of the way of the air bag on the steering column. Turn the ignition key to the "Run" position and see that the "Inflatable Restraint" indicator light on the instrument panel flashes between 7 and 9 times and then stays off. If the indicator light keeps flashing, take your vehicle to a service station to erase any trouble codes from the computer memory that might have been set when disarming the air bag system.

      Try also the link below.
      http://ww2.justanswer.com/.../...9-08_024309_1.pdf
  • ulysses
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/7/2011 HouseCallAuto
      A faulty blower control module.
      HouseCallAuto
      8/8/2011 ulysses
      where is the blower control module located?
      HouseCallAuto
      8/8/2011 ulysses
      is there a photo of the blower control module that you can send me to identify?
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/8/2011 HouseCallAuto
      It is called the ECC power module and it is located on the top of the evaporator case accessible from the engine compartment to the left of the blower motor and up. 3 screws attach it.
  • Tangie
    Tangie - 1994 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 8/4/2011
    A/c problem and service light on
    100022 miles and what i want to know is when putting the R134 in at home it won't go so what i am saying is the syster blower comes on and i can hear its i was told to unhook the battery and rehook it to reset the system and then put it in but it still will not go ...
     
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  • jondoesc
    jondoesc - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/21/2011
    Is there another model vehicle fuel pump that'll fit 1998 Cadillac deville d'Elegance?
     
    • Jimm
      7/21/2011 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com and compare the fuel pump part numbers from both your vehicle. Look for any other fuel pump applications from other vehicles; for example the same body style large GM car; Pontiac, Buick, or Oldsmobile, etc. for 1998 model year.
  • Rod
    Rod - 1991 Cadillac Eldorado - Preventive Maintenance - 7/20/2011
    Where is the fuel filter located?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      7/19/2011 Spoon Sports
      It should be located in-line under the driver side door towards the back if you look under there it is easy to spot then it is just a matter of using wrenches the loosen the bolts i can't remember exactly what size but they are between 13mm and 15mm bolts
      also remember that the fuel line remains pressurized even when the engine is off so be prepared to get a alittle gas on you hope this helps
    • chinasinoy
      7/20/2011 chinasinoy
      this is a picture showing the fuel filter location, hope help.
      http://chinasinoy.com/.../...el-filter-68.html
  • Ron
    Ron - 2008 Cadillac STS - Preventive Maintenance - 7/19/2011
    What is the torque spec. for wheels for a cadillac
     
    • Spoon Sports
      7/19/2011 Spoon Sports
      Just tighten them good. No big deal for the wheels, i even step on the crossbar when i am tightening them, just make sure you do it in a tar shaped pattern
    • Jimm
      7/19/2011 Jimm
      Torque the wheel lug nuts to 100 foot - lbs. in a star pattern.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/15/2011
    My power lock system will come and go, when it goes it takes the interior lites and the rear trunk systems with it.
    the car has a remote starting system connected to the alarm, someone suggested this mite be the cause, also my sunroof is having the same issue, recently it was working fine, now it wont open at all
     
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  • Jerry
    Jerry - 1994 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 7/8/2011
    Can't add gas to tank. Only take a small amount and it fills the neck all the way to the top. Tank is all most eempty. W
    Tank is all most empty. Will not seep down slowly.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      You will have to attempt to remove the rubber fill hose behind the fill neck and try to determine what obstruction is preventing the fuel from entering the tank.
      HouseCallAuto
      7/8/2011 Jerry
      Thanks, Is there anyway of doing that without dropping the tank. Thanks again
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/8/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Yes, I believe that this can be done without removing the tank. might be a bit tight if you have to remove a clamp where the hose attaches to the tank but it can be done. Don'y get too scared to loosen the tank supports and let the tank drop down an inch if that helps get some clearance, just don't run the bolts all the way out or put a floor jack under the tank with the right sized piece of wood for added balance and weight distribution. let the tank come down a few inches or more. You will see what your limits are, no worry. And remember, the tank is almost empty so should not be a heavy burden.
  • teeny1fr
    teeny1fr - 2005 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2011
    What do i do about the tbs listings
     
    • Bill
      7/7/2011 Bill
      These items should be covered under warranty. Since dealership is aware of the problems they may be able to do something on them even if out of warranty. Recalls are a safety problem in most cases and are done in or out of warranty period..
      Bill
      7/9/2011 teeny1fr
      We bought the car 2 months ago and it has 43,000 miles. We have no warranty. I don't know what recourse I have. Any suggestions? Thanks
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2011
    Where is the expansion valve 92 caddy deville a.c
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/7/2011 HouseCallAuto
      I am sure that if there is a fault code stored in the computer that says you need a refrigerant charge that until that code is erased manually by you the compressor will not function. I believe that is your cause for it not taking the charge. Follow the procedure in the provided link and don't be intimidated by it because it is easy. Just felt rather than me try to explain and type for 40 minutes that I let you read what is already neatly prepared for many to read. http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/dtcobd1.html
      HouseCallAuto
      7/7/2011 owatkins44
      i have a question 95 jimmy at 65 when you let up on gas pedal come out of fourth gear what wrong automatic Tran fix three years ago thank
      HouseCallAuto
      7/7/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Open a new thread for your question owatkins44
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Does not use an expansion valve. has an inline orifice tube and an accumulator / drier, evaporator, compressor and condensor, and obviously a compressor. what is the problem?
      HouseCallAuto
      7/6/2011 owatkins44
      will not take a charge
  • LeeA_G
    LeeA_G - 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 7/6/2011
    How do I change the fuel pump, fuel filter etc.
    89,500 original miles. It kept hesitating on a drive back home then died. Tried to start and it was as if it wasn't getting any fuel.
     
  • owatkins44
    owatkins44 - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/6/2011
    92 caddy ac will not charge
    car will not take freon new drier an line filter vacuum it out could the evaporator or condenser be plug charging gauge go into the red about 300 lbs
     
  • Chrissy
    Chrissy - 1996 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 7/5/2011
    Service emissions system.
    when I first start car up it displays and then later goes off after I start driving. Is that light indicating there is a part that needs replacing or does that mean I need a catalytic converter?
     
    • yboy82
      7/5/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose first your vehicle with a scan tool to determine what the stored trouble code is. The extracted trouble code will help you find the fault of the service emission system light.