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  • andrewmoffett32
    andrewmoffett32 - 2001 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 7/5/2011
    When i move to the next lane while driving it sounds like my tire rubbing against something what could it be?
    I hit a big rock in the middle of the road one night on the driver side and after that it has been making that noise, i changed the cv axle cause it was leaking green stuff but that wasnt the problem, so i was thinking it could be the wheel hub but it just make the ...
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      If the steering feels stiff and requires a lot of effort, the rack piston seal may be leaking pressure or the pump may not be producing adequate pressure. A loud whining noise often borders on squealing. It becomes loudest during the turn and then drops down. Many people would attribute this noise to a problem caused by a bad power steering pump. However, the problem mostly arises due to a loose power steering belt. When you take a turn, the belt travels through the steering wheel pump's pulley. When it has gone loose, it does not follow its normal trajectory over the pulley and slips, when the tension on it increases during a turn. That causes the whining noise when turning steering wheel. Another problem causing the whining might be worn pump bearings. You must check for both. To do that, you must open the hood and have a look at the power steering assembly. Check for the tension on the belt. If it's loose, just tightening the belt might solve the problem. If the whining persists even after tightening the belt, you will have to check for worn bearings.
  • pete48635
    pete48635 - 1993 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 7/3/2011
    Can I purchase the high pressure hose for the power steering system from auto store or do I have to get it from dealer?
    Is there different types or are they all the same? Like is there two different hoses for cooler and one for no cooler?
     
    • moonraker
      7/3/2011 moonraker
      Carquest lists & stocks the hoses for this model.
  • Carnell
    Carnell - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 6/27/2011
    How can you tell if front shocks are bad front is setting to low
     
    • Jimm
      6/27/2011 Jimm
      Easiest in the 'bounce test'. With the vehicle sitting still on relatively falt surface, push down on the front corners of the vehicle. The front end should dip, rebound and settle. Any more than this action is one indication the front shocks are bad.
      Another indication is by mileage / age - if the front shocks have more than 30,000 miles use - then it may be time for replacement. Finally, you can check the front tires - the tires may wear with a noticeable cupping or scalloped shape to the tire tread, that you may either see or feel.
  • Classic
    Classic - 1995 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 6/26/2011
    Which shocks shall I buy?
    Car has 144,000 miles and shocks no doubt need replacing. Will I be disappointed if I choose the less expensive shock sets that 'bypass' the (Speed Sensing Suspension (SSS) feature? I'd like to keep the vehicle 'stock', but maybe not at any price!!
     
    • Jimm
      6/16/2011 Jimm
      Check out the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com. They list two (2) rear shocks for your application, from around $120.00 (each) for non-electronic suspension, to around $420.00 (each) for the electronic adjustable type. Wow! The front shocks are around $26.00 (each) to around $46.00 (each) for the non-electronic types.
      The electronic types range in price from $1100.00 each (!) WOW! How much do you like the electronic suspension control?
      Jimm
      6/17/2011 Classic
      Jimm-Thanks for the info. Good question on 'How much do you.........control'? Well, being an Elec Engr, I am impressed by the computerized approach to 'comfort'. I had a 1996 DeVille Concours that was a 'dream' to drive. It had the Speed Sensing Suspension. That feature 'speaks' "control" to me and I like that in a motorcar. My question is, "How much diff will I notice in the 'adjustable' vs the non-electronic"? I'm finding it difficult to justify the cost difference. Arnott is choice.
    • exp.devilleman
      6/26/2011 exp.devilleman
      IM NOT SURE ON THE 95 DEVILLE BUT ON THE 93 DEVILLE EVEN WITH THE CCR SUSPENSION YOU CAN REPLACE THEM WITH A STANDARD FRONT STRUT. CCR STANDS FOR COMPUTER CONTROLLED RIDE WITCH IS ELECTRIC.
  • ray
    ray - 1992 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 6/22/2011
    Can i change air shock in rear to regular shock
     
    • exp.devilleman
      6/22/2011 exp.devilleman
      yes you can there is some parts companys on the internet that make standard rear struts,your caddy's ride will not be as smooth and if your caddy has CCR (computer command ride) type suspension it will have to be disconnected or the air compresser will come on even if the car is not running and drain your battery. the best possible solution is find some good used air shocks or install manually control air shcks. i have done this on my deville, new OEM shocks for the ccr suspenion are expensive.
  • Doug
    Doug - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 6/21/2011
    THE STEERING AFTER 30 MINS OF DRIVING BINDS UP & CLICKS WHEN TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT BUT IS FINE AGAIN AFTER COOLS DOWN
    STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT IS ALSO ON AND NOT SURE IF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. THE STEERING IS PERFECT FOR THE FIRST 20 MINS OF DRIVING THEN IT BINDS UP. IF IT SITS FOR 1 HOUR AND THEN YOU GET IN TO DRIVE IT IT TAKES ANOTHER 20 MINS FOR THE STEERING TO ACT ...
     
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  • mad@cadi
     
    • Jimm
      6/17/2011 Jimm
      Try and have the fault code scanned at a local auto parts retailer; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, etc. Typically, they can scan the fault code for free. Post the results and code here to decipher and help diagnose the problem further. Few questions; how many miles are on the vehicle and / or - on the shocks?
      Jimm
      6/21/2011 mad@cadi
      200000 miles well taken care of
  • Carnell
    Carnell - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 6/14/2011
    Air shocks in rear want release air rear stays up
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/14/2011 HouseCallAuto
      thats not enough to diagnose it. The air suspension system sets fault codes which have to be accessed using a professional shop grade scan tool. The codes cannot be accessed with the inexpensive $50 code readers because they are only capable of reading P-codes which are engine codes. The suspension sets C-codes. That is where to start. if you give me a fault code I'll tell you what is wrong *probably*
  • scott
    scott - 1993 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 6/8/2011
    My car wont says starting disabled due to theft system
     
    • exp.devilleman
      6/7/2011 exp.devilleman
      try cleaning the contacts in the ignition lock cylinder with electric component cleaner,sometimes that is the cause with the pass-key antitheft system.another possible cause is that your'e ignition lock cylinder is wearing out.
    • cadieman
      6/8/2011 cadieman
      youll need to check the resistance of the key chip with a multi meter.than insert the key and remove the l/side under dash panels.you will see a orange 2 wire harness coming out the bottom of the steering column the wires are white.check the resistance across those white wires.it should read the same as the key. if not the cylinder is bad.if it reads the same your problem is in the security system.
  • angelo
    angelo - 1997 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 6/7/2011
    Stabuilty control go on by itself
     
  • Rooster
    Rooster - 1993 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 6/7/2011
    Warning light says service ride control? any help?
    Service ride control warning is on, but nothing appears to be wrong with vehicle.
     
    • exp.devilleman
      6/7/2011 exp.devilleman
      do you notice any change in the handling around corners or over bumpy roads? has the ride height of your car changed in the rear of car? need more info.
      exp.devilleman
      12/29/2012 dboling
      NO CHANGE IN HANDLING AMD RIDE HEIGHT HAS NOT CHSNGED
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    • Rusty
      3/4/2011 Rusty
      check your recalls,, i think i saw something in there
    • Rusty
      4/26/2011 Rusty
      flushing the power steering fluid fixed problem!
    • Rusty
      6/5/2011 Rusty
      i drained my power steering fluid and replaced it with Lucas brand power steering fluid on recomendation of a mechanic and in 3 or 4 days the Lucas fluid works its way thru my system and CURED the noise.
  • hendo172003
     
    • slickster
      6/1/2011 slickster
      sound like a swaybar bushing or mount not really too $$$ to fix barring a broken swaybar
    • exp.devilleman
      6/1/2011 exp.devilleman
      it sounds like a bad ball joint or upper strut bearing mount. a broken sway bar link useually does not cause pulling to one side.a broken sway bar link and or bent sway bar would cause excessive body roll around corners.
      exp.devilleman
      2/6/2012 geno
      was it balljiont or struts
    • cadieman
      6/2/2011 cadieman
      have a alignment tech check your frontend for loose or bad parts
  • meat
    meat - 1992 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 5/24/2011
    Key is not coming out
     
    • cadieman
      5/24/2011 cadieman
      is the cylinder turning all the way off?do u have any problems starting?try pushing the shift handle foward and take out the key.does it go to acessory"?"