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  • greg
    greg - 2003 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/25/2012
    Service stability system light is comming on timeto time
     
    • yboy82
      1/25/2012 yboy82
      You have to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool/code reader to determine what the stored troublecode is. The extracted troublecode will help you identify the fault of your service stability light to come on.
  • cadillac
    cadillac - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/20/2012
    I get an alert"service suspension system speed limited to 90. any ideas??
     
    • Spoon Sports
      1/17/2012 Spoon Sports
      Without codes, it's hard to point to a specific cause, or otherwise created a problem with one of the suspension sensors by the passenger side front wheel. You got any work done with your car?

      Unless you get it scanned or looked at a shop, one can only guess what the problem is...

      If you want me to guess it can be a compressor problem...like what i said you need to do what the alert tells you to do...
      Spoon Sports
      1/18/2012 cadillac
      I had new tires put on and alignment. could this be a cause?
    • Spoon Sports
      1/20/2012 Spoon Sports
      Hmmmm...I dont think so, i mean new tires are balanced before replacement and it has nothing to do with the suspension. Alignment, i dont think so unless the guy hit some connections but i find that highly unlikely.

      The codes could reeally help a lot at this point.

      Just so you know, my friend had the same problem he got C1286 (steering/lateral accelerometer sensor bias malfunction) and C1287 (steering sensor rate malfunction). Pretty sure from all that I've read that it is the Steering Position Sensor.

      Right now, we cannot confirm if you got the same error, we need to scan it. Tech II scanner

  • cadillac
    cadillac - 2004 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/17/2012
    Got a alert "service suspension system speed limited to 90. any ideas?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      1/17/2012 Spoon Sports
      Without codes, it's hard to point to a specific cause, or otherwise created a problem with one of the suspension sensors by the passenger side front wheel. You got any work done with your car?

      Unless you get it scanned or looked at a shop, one can only guess what the problem is...

      If you want me to guess it can be a compressor problem...like what i said you need to do what the alert tells you to do...
  • RWH
    RWH - 1989 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/14/2012
    What millimeter and depth socket removes axle nut
    front axle
     
    • Spoon Sports
      1/14/2012 Spoon Sports


      34mm if I remember correctly.

      Spoon Sports
      1/14/2012 RWH
      Thank you very much. I never thought I'd get an answer so soon. Have a great day!
      Spoon Sports
      1/18/2012 Spoon Sports
      Hope its the correct size though, my memory can be a bit hazy, side effects of being a hippie back in the 70's i guess hehehehe
  • SAIF Ilyas
    SAIF Ilyas - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/14/2012
    SHOCK ABSORBER .I need to replace my AIR shock Absorber with any good normal coil shock Absorber
    I need to replace my AIR shock Absorber with any good normal coil shock Absorber . Please kindly Advise the part number or manufacture details. thanks Kindly Email at silyas@jeraisy.com
  • Lawrence Tinsley
    Lawrence Tinsley - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/4/2012
    My vehicle shimmies (wheel and steering wheel) only when i ease my car to the right as in changing lanes
    mileage-130 k happens at any speed is this a broken belt in the tire?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      1/4/2012 Spoon Sports


      A high speed shimmy is usually caused by a wheel that's out of balance or a bent wheel.

      The first thing to check for would be a bent wheel. Raise the front of the vehicle off the ground and rotate each wheel by hand. If you see any sideways or in and out movement of the wheel, it is bent and needs to be replaced.

      WARNING: Although some people claim they can straighten bent wheels, doing so is risky -- especially with aluminum alloy wheels. Replacement is the safest option (but also expensive).

      If you don't see any sideways movement in the wheel, it doesn't necessarily mean the wheel is straight. There may be just enough sideways runout to cause a shimmy, but not enough to see. To find this kind of problem, you'll need a dial indicator. More than about .050 inch of sideways runout can be enough to cause a problem.

      If the wheels seem to be straight, have the balance of both wheels checked (or rebalanced). If that fails to cure the shimmy, you may have some kind of tire problem due to defective belt alignment or tire construction. Other causes may include loose or improperly adjusted wheel bearings, insufficient caster alignment (check and readjust alignment as needed), or a worn steering damper (on trucks or other vehicles equipped with a steering stabilizer).
  • sleeperacres
    sleeperacres - 1996 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 1/2/2012
    How difficult is it for a laymen to replace the load leveler system on my Cadillac?
    Is there a way to check the condition of the air shocks with the load leveler compressor broken?
     
    • caddyman
      1/2/2012 caddyman
      did you replace the rear air shocks? that is usually what it takes, if you dont wait too long and burn out your air pump. should be able to buy a pair for $100 apiece with lifetime warranty.
  • jessi
    jessi - 1995 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 12/31/2011
    Is there A make/model the parts interchange?
    lower control arm
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2011 Jimm
      Not sure of the exact interchange part for other GM applications. Try the following auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com, wwwgearheadpartsstore.com, or www.autopartswarehouse.com to compare the part numbers.
  • jessi
    jessi - 1995 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 12/31/2011
    The lower control arm;"Is there another G.M.make/model that will interchange?
    all the parts stores here in town don't carry it.
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2011 Jimm
      Not sure of the exact interchange part for other GM applications. Try the following auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com, wwwgearheadpartsstore.com, or www.autopartswarehouse.com to compare the part numbers.
  • Gary droz
    Gary droz - 2001 Cadillac Catera - Steering & Suspension - 12/28/2011
    How do I go about replacing the rear drivers side wheel bearings
     
    • Jay Giron
      12/28/2011 Jay Giron
      The rear wheel bearing are pressed in bearings. You will need a few special tools to perform the job.

      Replacing the hub assembly is easier that replacing just the wheel bearing.
  • davillio
    davillio - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 12/18/2011
    Should I get a alignment before or after replacing all ball joints?
    So I took my escalade to the Cadillac dealer for alignment. But they are refusing to do the alignment until I replace all my ball joints. Are they right not replacing all ball joints at the same time will defeat the purpose of getting the alignment or do it really ...
     
    • Jimm
      12/18/2011 Jimm
      Yes, that is correct - you'll need to replace any worn components before getting the wheel alignment. This is because the wheel alignment cannot be maintained with any worn suspension components - such as ball joints. The alignment settings will merely change as the worn components allow the tires to change position; i.e. to change alignment.
  • jerry hickman
    jerry hickman - 2006 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 12/14/2011
    Have an inop steering position sensor can car be driven to auto shop or need to be towed?
    was driving vehicle stability engaged light came on and came to a grinding halt and brakes were pulsating also had to limp car home kept locking up but it hasnt done it again desperate for answers thanks jerr hickman
     
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  • jerry hickman
    jerry hickman - 2006 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 12/14/2011
    Need to get car to shop do i need to have car towed rather than drive it with an inop steering position sensor?
    veh mi 87,000k was driving and stability engage light came on in car and car locked up..one time and hasnt done it since..need to get it to shop do i need to have it towed ?
     
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  • larry quire
    larry quire - 1997 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 12/9/2011
    How to replace a power steering pump? where is it located?
    i turn on my car.... and it start squekin when i touch the steering wheel.....maybe leaking fluid and uses alot of anti freeze.......
     
  • daroka
    daroka - 1997 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 12/7/2011
    One of my tires is straight and the other is slightly turned in to the left. what could be wrong.
    i slid into a thin sign pole on the right side of the car the pole went under. after that i noticed the steering wheel was not level and was pulling to the right. i took the tire off and there was a broken horizontal pole, but it wasnt broken all the way. i dont ...
     
    • Spoon Sports
      12/7/2011 Spoon Sports
      WIthout seeing it in person, may take on it would be you bent a tie rod which is connected to your steering. I dont know obviously if it reached up to the rack itself.

      I cant see the damage so i cant comment on what should be done, best i can do is narrow things for ya.

      Please do not reply by clicking "Reply". reply by clicking "Answer Question" so it will reflect in my INBOX so i can get back to you if something comes up. If you post a comment, it will not appear on my inbox and i wont be able to follow your question.
 
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