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  • 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.
  • al
    al - 2003 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 12/5/2011
    How do i tell which suspension i have fe1, fe2, fe3
    i need to know which steering rack to buy
     
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  • booty2
    booty2 - 2001 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 12/4/2011
    Why is my power steering fluid leaking out. I have a 2001 Cadillac Sedan Deville.
    It makes a wihining noise. And the power steering fluid runs out as soon it is put in.
     
    • Jimm
      12/4/2011 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking steering pump, leaking steering pressure hose, leaking steering return hose, leaking steering rack assembly. First step - is to determine which component may be leaking. Add fluid to the system, wipe off and clean up the possible leak points; end of the hoses, along the steering pump hose connections - to get a clear view of the fresh leak. Next, start the engine and observe for any leaking at those points in particular.
      Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on this website to get an idea of the replacement steps. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts.
  • Steve Wesley
    Steve Wesley - 2006 Cadillac DTS - Steering & Suspension - 12/2/2011
    My 2006 DTS has a tilt and telescopic steering wheel which is stuck in a inconvient posistion.
    I had a slight binding and noise when turning in either direction, a GMC mechanic advised the problem was minor. and he would call me when he had more time. Its now stuck as stated and the mechanic is not available. Any idea what the problem could be?
     
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  • Steve Wesley
    Steve Wesley - 2006 Cadillac DTS - Steering & Suspension - 12/1/2011
    Why is the tilt/telescoping steering wheel stuck in a very uncomfortable postion?
    A slight binding was felt in the steering, as though something was rubbing internally. neither tilt or telescope.work. No fuse indicated and indicated (CB4) circuit breaker, appears OK.
     
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  • sam
    sam - 1997 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 11/22/2011
    How do you replace high pressure power steering hose?
    I looked under the car and there seems to be very limited space.
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/22/2011 Spoon Sports
      I went ahead and replaced it today and it was not that bad. I pulled the car up on ramps. I removed the water resovoir to make it easier to get to the flange and nut that was holding the hose on the side of the motor. after that I unclipped the clip that was holding the hose underneath. I pulled the hose through the bottom with someone helping guide it from the top. After the old hose was removed I had someone guide the hose from the top while I pulled from the bottom went on with ease.
  • Jim
    Jim - 2004 Cadillac SRX - Steering & Suspension - 11/17/2011
    AWD Front end squeaking
    120,000 miles. Creaking noise seems to be more prevelant when cold. Seems to be when I 'm turning or when slowing down. Seems to be coming from right front end suspension
     
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  • george
    george - 1999 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 11/14/2011
    How do i change a stabilizer link rod?
    seems like a lot of pressure when up on jack--too much to push link pin out from stabilizer should this be done when up on ramps instead?
     
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