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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 11/16/2014
    I did not drive the car for 1 month. Now when I turn steering wheel either direction there is a loud noise.
    occurs all the time when I turn left or right. When driving straight no noises. the sound was not there prior to letting car sit for a month.
    • Richard
      11/16/2014 Richard
      You need to add power steering fluid
  • jupiter
    jupiter - 2000 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 9/7/2014
    Loud popping sound when I turn left to right slowly
    Took it to a mechanic charged me 1300$ and the problem is still there .any answers?
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 7/6/2014
    Power steering hose needs to be rplaced
    what do i need to do to change a high pressure hose
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1991 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 7/3/2014
    Why is my power steering fluid is leaking out from under my car?
    The mileage on my vehicle is 133886. The power steering fluid leaks out from up under my car while I am driving and the car becomes hard to steer to the point that I must pull to the side of the road until I put more fluid in.
    0 answer
  • merrick
    merrick - 2003 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 7/2/2014
    I need a shop. My air suspension pump isn't working
    I had new shocks put on. But the pump needs to be replaced
  • merrick
    merrick - 2003 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 7/2/2014
    I need a shop. My air suspension pump isn't working
    I had new shocks put on. But the pump needs to be replaced
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Cadillac DTS - Steering & Suspension - 6/13/2014
    Air shocks stay inflated all the time, no dash warning lights and computer scan shows nothing wrong, what could be wrong
    After starting still hear pump trying to inflate shocks
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 4/23/2014
    Tightness when turning also when moving in reverse
    Had upper strut mounts replaced once car runs for awhile problem occurs again
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Cadillac STS - Steering & Suspension - 4/14/2014
    Every pothole rocks the car. There is no difference in touring or performance. Does this require new susp? Cost est?
    Bought used. Not obvious when I purchased it. Dealer said this is "not your Daddy's cadillac" when I noted it seemed a bit rough.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      It needs to be checked for tire condition first off as tires really cushion the ride besides the function of struts and shocks. Confirm that all 4 corners of the car can be jounced and see the suspension go down a little and then rebound back. If one of the struts were *frozen* the body will dot jounce on that corner.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 3/17/2014
    Does a 97 Cadillac Seville have rear tie rods?
    I couldn't see where they would be when I took the rear tires off.
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/17/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is a component that serves a similar function as a tie rod but it is called a Toe link. Here is an exploded view of the part that another person is confused about >>
      3/17/2014 AutoMD Member
      Awesome, thanks! I'll have to check that out then...*sigh* and return the tie rods...have some play in the rear passenger tire, and need to figure out what needs replaced.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 1/28/2014
    Steering binds up when starting or slowing, also I feel a thumping in the front end.
    Vehicle has 103459 miles I have replaced the powe steering pump and the steering tires. Nothing that I could see seemed to be loose .I sure would appreciate any suggestions
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/28/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The rack and pinion ass'y has to be replaced. This binding you metion was common and that is the fix.
      1/28/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you
    • Jimm
      1/28/2014 Jimm
      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities. For example, they (RockAuto) list the steering rack and pinion assembly (remanufactured) from around $51.00 for your vehicle.
  • rcg
    rcg - 1994 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/24/2014
    Have a loud humming sound which stops when wheel is turned left
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Hi there, I suspect your belt is worn. Check if it has a crack or loose. Replace if necessary.
      Nissan Technical Advisor
      1/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      35 year man If it only makes that noise turning to the left it may be you'r left front wheel bearing. Turning to the left takes the weight off the bearing thus reducing the friction and noise for that moment. Knowledge is power. good luck. JRHardy
    • AutoMD Member
      1/24/2014 AutoMD Member
      35 year man.If it only makes that noise turning to the left,it may be you'r left front wheel bearing. Turning to the left takes the weight off the bearing thus reducing the friction and noise for that moment.Knowledge is power.Good luck.JRHardy
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/24/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You have a bad front wheel bearing. Whichever side is humming is the side that should be replaced. This description of your issue fits exactly with the known common front wheel bearing failures on many vehicles.
  • todd
    todd - 2004 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 1/1/2014
    Turn ign on i no longer hear the rear shocks auto level adjust
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      In most cases the air suspension compressor is junk. There is a much smaller percentage that there is another cause. The air suspension system is diagnosed by reading fault codes that are stored in the air suspension module, but these codes can only be accessed by a professional shop grade scan tool that has the software to communicate with the air suspension module and read data and codes. If you were to access the codes for example and had a code C0660 that would be more reason to replace the compressor ass'y.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 11/1/2013
    Why does my car bottom out at dips in the road
    62,000 the car rear seems to be lower than the front
    • AutoMD Member
      11/1/2013 AutoMD Member
      does this car have shocks
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/1/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Your car might have automatic level control in which case your rear shocks are air shocks. If the shocks are not receiving air from the air compressor or the air is leaking from the shocks then the system needs a diagnosis and repair and yes you would be bottoming out.
  • greg
    greg - 2003 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 8/24/2013
    What can make power steering leak
    i have to put some in two times a week
    • CVO
      8/24/2013 CVO
      1.The connections between the hoses and the other steering system components can leak if the connection is not tight or if a seal is defective. Leaks are most common in the pressure hose due to the high operating pressure of the system.

      2.The power steering pump can also be a source of leaks. Sometimes the pressure created by the pump will cause a crack in the pump casing, or the seal around the pump shaft may be worn.

      3.Rack or Steering Gear Housing.
    • Jimm
      8/24/2013 Jimm
      Since the power steering system is hydraulic and operates with fluid under pressure - there are several possibilities for leakage. Some of these are; the power steering pressure or return hoses, the power steering pump, the steering gear.
      As a first step to determine the exact leak source, thoroughly clean all the components of dirt and residual oil - especially the steering hoses and fittings. Then, add / refill the steering fluid level and drive normally - the leak point should be visible.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, and - to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the power steering pressure hose from around $30.00 for your vehicle.