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wrgalla - 2007 Cadillac DTS - Steering & Suspension - 11/21/2012
ambitions1989 - 1993 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 11/21/2012I believe i need rotors, a mechanic said i need tire rods, while the other said there was no "play" in the tire and recommended i get a rotation. it helps temporarily but the shake is still there. there is also a jerking spell when im at stop lights, different ...
cagnew - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/14/2012It came on twice in one week, but its not always on. Book says to restart the car and see if it comes back on.
nikols fokas - 2000 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 10/14/2012
ginny - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/13/2012Every Cadillac escalade Ext that I see have larger tires. I have 17" rims .What is the largest tire that will fit that rim,or do I have to change something,like maybe rims or tires?
myron - 1995 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 9/29/2012
9/26/2011 Spoon SportsThere are SEVERAL things that can cause the "Service Ride Control" message to be displayed.
You first need to be absolutely sure what component is causing the fault.
Error S061 has nothing to do with the struts. It only involves the position sensor.
These position sensors fail frequently. They are expensive to replace.
Both front position sensors failed on my friends '94. He could not give GM
$500.00 each for $25.00 worth of sensors. So he "bypassed" the sensor to keep the
If you check out the wiring and also see if the actuator arm is still connected, and it still sets a code, then likely
your sensor has failed.
The following is a procedure to bypass a failed position sensor.
There are three wires to the sensor.
Each sensor has a "supply" voltage, usually 8V DC.
Each sensor has a ground wire.
Each sensor has a "signal" output back to the computer.
When the signal goes outside of it's operating range (Operating Range 0 - 5V), the computer
will report a fault with that sensor.
The front position sensors work on an output signal of 0 - 5V, where 2.5V is the "normal"
output for the sensor when you are driving normal on a flat road.
What you need to do is to provide a constant 2.5v voltage to the "signal" line of the sensor.
The computer will think you're driving on flat level road. (forever)
You do this by removing the sensor from the car and removing the clear "filler" that covers
the circuit card in the sensor. I used a sharpened popsicle stick. (Didn't want to destroy anything by using a metal object)
Expose the three wires entering the sensor.(On the front Position sensors, Purple=8V, Black=Ground, Orange=Signal back to the computer.
Cut them from the circuit card.
Attach one end of a 220 Ohm 1/4 watt resistor to the Purple=8V wire.
Attach the other end of the resistor to the Orange=Signal wire.
Also attach a Zener Diode (2.5V rating) to the Orange=Signal wire, and the other end to Black=ground.
(Resistor & Zener Diode available from a electronics store, eg. Radio Shack)
This will provide a constant 2.5V reference to the computer.
(After you have tested it.)
Seal up the sensor with lots of RTV to provide a water/weather tight area of the repair.
The computer will never complain again about the sensor.
If you are looking for an "easy" fix, then perhaps this is not it.
It is however a very inexpensive fix.
You do need a little understanding of soldering wires.
The ideal thing would be to acquire the male/female connectors that are on the sensor and build the
circuit in those. Then you simply could unplug the faulty sensor and plug this between the
existing harness and the faulty sensor.
You should be able to use this method to "fool" the computer on almost any of the RSS sensors.
9/29/2012 MdHow do I fix cruise servo Position on my 1994 cadillac deville concours
scotty - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2012It only does it when I'm not going fast like a lot more worse when I'm just sitting there
sthorn71 - 2007 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2012I have an annoying whining in my steering wheel when turning at low speeds. Even weirder when I hear the noise I actually feel it on the clutch. The dealer sent me home because they couldn't reproduce it.
Butchmann - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 9/20/2012Unsure whether problem with rack or gearbox? never had one turn okay one way and not the other.
kim - 2002 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 8/23/2012then the car slows it self down inseconds to 5mph no lie i don't care if your driving on hwy. i've put new sensor in stering collum, new stabillty stablelizers on the front. new brakes. cadillac can't figure it out.
8/23/2012 HouseCallAutoAn associate of mine just had this same problem on a limo, exactly as you described it. He fixed it by cleaning a ground eyelet. he y told me which one it was but I forget but I am *pretty* sure it was a ground on the engine itself but I may be wrong. I will ask him tomorrow which one. According to my wiring diagrams I show only two engine ground wires (not inclusing the battery negative cable). One is at the right rear of the engine below the egr valve and the other is at the generator bracket. If you see others, until I update the post tomorrow night, clean whatever you see that is a ground wire attached to the firewall or inner fenders or wherever they are.
mike - 2004 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 8/21/2012Scraping noise
AndrewD - 2007 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 8/12/2012151000 miles, first happened when towing 17ft travel trailer back on July 8, then nothing until Aug 2 when towing trailer again, now still comes on and off, every 2-3 days. No check engine light, but scanned for codes and it read P0011.
lawyer - 1994 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 8/8/2012
SosaCTS - 2007 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 8/1/2012I was being dumb and did a couple donuts, as I pulled away I noticed my power steering was out