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  • todd1236
    todd1236 - 2005 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/28/2012
    I RECENTLY REPLACED A WASHER PUMP ,BUT IT STILL IS NOT WORKING.
    I CHECKED ALL MY FUSES AND THEY ARE WORKING FINE.
     
  • Dorline Taylor
    Dorline Taylor - 2005 Cadillac Escalade - Preventive Maintenance - 1/25/2012
    Where is the thermostat?
     
    • yboy82
      1/25/2012 yboy82
      Follow the radiator outlet hose/lower radiator hose in the end of that hose (on the engine block) you can find the thermostat housing (water pump inlet).
      yboy82
      1/25/2012 Dorline Taylor
      Thanks
  • Syl W
    Syl W - 2005 Cadillac CTS - Preventive Maintenance - 1/25/2012
    When I changed oil why does info ctr only register 50% oil life?
    I change the oil and it say oil life was only at 50% when it should be at 100%
     
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  • captk7
    captk7 - 2004 Cadillac CTS - Preventive Maintenance - 1/14/2012
    Dash light for "valve relay circuit maintenance" won't go out
     
    0 answer
  • tangibs
    tangibs - 2002 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 1/11/2012
    I took my car for emissions and they couldnt do it due to the box not installed properly under the dash, how do i fix it
    I have a warranty and have taken it to be fixed numerous times for the same problem ive had since i bought the car used in March 2010, my antifreeze is leaking and now im adding more than usual at least every 2-3weeks. I told them to replace the water pump but they ...
     
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  • Linda
    Linda - 2001 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/8/2012
    COULD A BAD WATER PUMP CAUSE A HIGH PITCHED NOISE - SORT OF LIKE A AIRPLANE ENGINE SOUND
     
    • Jimm
      1/3/2012 Jimm
      Possibly - the water pump output shaft bearing may cause this kicd of noise. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts.
    • caddyman
      1/8/2012 caddyman
      you are almost right. It is probably the water pump belt tensioner pulley. these go out after 60k miles.
      if it does, you will burn up your water pump and maybe your engine. replace the pulley and the belt.
      it could also be the idler or tensioner pulley on the accesory drive serpentine belt. these fail after 40 k milles but will not burn up your engine when they do.
  • Rachel
    Rachel - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/6/2012
    What is wrong when the gas indicator
    reading of gas is not accurate
     
    • yboy82
      1/6/2012 yboy82
      Loose/damage/corroded electrical connection/wiring and a faulty gauge sending unit can cause your gas hand not to work all the time.
  • Rachel
    Rachel - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/6/2012
    What is wrong when the gas hand dont work
    it does not read accurate
     
    • yboy82
      1/6/2012 yboy82
      Loose/damage/corroded electrical connection/wiring and a faulty gauge sending unit can cause your gas hand not to work all the time.
  • Rachel
    Rachel - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/6/2012
    What is wrong when the gas hand does not work
    it does not read accurately all the time
     
    • yboy82
      1/6/2012 yboy82
      Loose/damage/corroded electrical connection/wiring and a faulty gauge sending unit can cause your gas hand not to work all the time.
  • rod37
    rod37 - 1989 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 1/4/2012
    Why doen't my heat and air system work?
    My Driver Information Center reads "system problem".
     
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  • bob clark
    bob clark - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 1/2/2012
    Cruse control dont ingauge
     
    • caddyman
      1/2/2012 caddyman
      When mine went out at 75k miles, I ran down the entire checklist in the service manual. It turned out to be the cruise control module under the hood by the brake master cylinder with the cable going to the throttle. Most of the time it is. You can get a better price on it with an online vendor.
      shop around for best price. Get new not rebuilt. I paid $75. Easy to install.
      caddyman
      1/5/2012 bob clark
      THANK YOU
  • nascaroxy
    nascaroxy - 2000 Cadillac Catera - Preventive Maintenance - 1/1/2012
    What sure i check?
    There is steam coming out from under the hood
     
    • Jimm
      1/1/2012 Jimm
      Need ore information - what is the condition of when you noticed steam from under the hood? After driving? For how long?
      Usually this is an indication of overheating. First, let the engine cool off completely. Next, check the coolant level in the radiator / coolant tank - refill as necessary to the proper level and correct mixture of water and anti-freeze 50/50. Next, check the radiator and heater hoses for leaking / connections tight. Replace any failed or ruptured hoses. Refill the cooling system with the 50/50 anti-freeze and water mixture.
      Check the cooling system for any leaks - have an inexpensive cooling system pressure test performed to determine if any leaks exist.
  • evega7180
    evega7180 - 2004 Cadillac Escalade - Preventive Maintenance - 12/31/2011
    The driver side chair heating system stays on, how to turn off?
     
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  • E Craig
    E Craig - 1999 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 12/31/2011
    Is there a gas additive for cleaning egr valve
    vehicle has 136,000 miles. chemical of some type was used to help clean carbon build up on egr valve so that it opens and closes, vehicle has rough idle, but runs smooth when driving.
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2011 Jimm
      Not really - need to first try and clean the EGR valve using a spray cleaner; such as Gumout or STP, or equivalent. This technique is typically the best method and the same used by the repair shops.
      Jimm
      12/31/2011 E Craig
      thank you
    • don
      12/31/2011 don
      first is it your EGR valve thats bad??????????? the best stuff i think is seafoam but it not going to real clean your EGR to fix it...... is there a plug on your EGR ?????????????????????? write back and tell me i would still put seafoam in my car it will help your car perfromance also you can put it in your oil to clean the inside of your ENG. JUST READ THE CAN I SWEAR BY IT................
    • Jimm
      12/31/2011 Jimm
      You may try the engine cleaner - just be careful not to expect miracles. There is no such 'magic elixer' to place in the fuel tank or anywhere else to clean the engine and restore performance.
      I'd try the spray as recommended - on the EGR valve first - as this may free up and remove the gunk to help the EGR work better. This is less expensive than the EGR replacement to be sure.
    • don
      12/31/2011 don
      if you have a sensor on your EGR you are wasting your time cleaning it.......................................................
  • silvi
    silvi - 2001 Cadillac Catera - Preventive Maintenance - 12/27/2011
    Why is car needing to add coolant every week?
    car has about 15,000miles. It is only driven to work and errands on average 25-30 miles daily. I have been replacing about 1/2 gallon of coolant a week. Every time is bone dry, I can tell because of the noises the holder makes when I add coolant.
     
    • yboy82
      12/27/2011 yboy82
      Did you notice any coolant leak? I suggest that a radiator and cap pressure test should be done in your cooling system to determine the condition of your radiator and cap, and to locate any visible leak in your cooling system.
 
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