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  • Bill K
    Bill K - 2000 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 11/11/2011
    Why is there intermittent loss of power steering when the engin is running beow 1200 rpm
    There is an intermittent loss of power steering when the rpm's slow to approximatley 1000rpm or below. The boost cuts out completely and quickly returns when the engine is reved to over a 1000 or so. This can be either in gear or in neutral. The car can go a couple ...
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/11/2011 Spoon Sports

      When turning your steering wheel you should be able to get 1600-2000psi out of your PS pump. You can check for pressure reading to verify but am almost certain the pump is your problem.
      The belt MUST have the correct tension in it for it to work properly. In virtually all modern cars, belt tension is set with a spring loaded pulley that should always maintain the correct tension. You should check out the belt tensioner too. If all these check out properly, then the power steering pump is the next most likely culprit. Finally, the power steering rack - the thing that couples the hydraulic pressure from the power-steering pump into the steering mechanism - may need replacement or rebuilding.
  • Dr. Isaiah D. Reed
    Dr. Isaiah D. Reed - 2003 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 11/8/2011
    How long can you drive a car on a bad Hub?
    Need new hub
     
    • TechSam
      11/8/2011 TechSam
      untill the wheel falls off and caused more damage to your cadi.
  • Jay
    Jay - 1995 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 10/27/2011
    Why is there up and down motion in the front and rear supension?
    Mechanic told me it was more than struts or shocks, the eletronic controls needed replacing - $10,000!
     
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  • alicia
    alicia - 1987 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 10/24/2011
    Why wont my car turn right
    it turns fine left but it is really hard to turn right we unhooked the battery for a few minutes and when we pluged it back in for a little bit it tured fine then stopped turning again
     
    • alicia
      10/24/2011 alicia
      sorry my car is an 1997 not 87'
  • arthur goldberg
    arthur goldberg - 2000 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 10/23/2011
    Serpentine belt riding off top pulley
    changed motor happens all the time makes squelling sound sound stops only when belt is riding on edge of pully
     
    0 answer
  • carlos
    carlos - 2003 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 10/20/2011
    Why I have a noise in from after I put new shock absorber and ball joints?
    When I hit a bump there is a solid bang
     
    • Bill
      10/20/2011 Bill
      Mount loose
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/20/2011 HouseCallAuto
      If it was not there before the job was done then you have to review your installation and look for something that is loose or installed improperly.
  • denniec
    denniec - 1998 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 10/11/2011
    Service stability system shows on startup
    Car oscillates over bumps
     
    • yboy82
      10/11/2011 yboy82
      You should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to verify what the stored troublecode is.
      yboy82
      10/11/2011 yboy82
      And if possible check out this thread http://www.cadillacforum.com/.../ it might give you more info about your query.
  • bdub
    bdub - 2006 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/9/2011
    When turning left the steering makes a noise and very slight resistance.
    Only in the left direction.
     
    • Bill
      10/9/2011 Bill
      It is most likely the front axle cv joint
      Bill
      10/9/2011 Bill
      Forget about what I said, It's your steering rack binding,
  • Cynthia
    Cynthia - 1999 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 10/3/2011
    The indicator says "starting disabled"
    Car will not start
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/3/2011 Spoon Sports

      Take key out of ignition and wait for 10 minutes. try again inserting the key carefully. Also, try disconnecting the negative terminal on battery if that doesn't work. leave it disconnected for 30 minutes. Try another key. I base this on computer chip key technology. Sometimes the key chips go bad, but that's rare. A false read that set off the anti-theft occurred only once on my friends computer chip key. That was in 100's of thousand miles. Otherwise call a local caddy dealership or buick, or pontiac. They all work off the key chip or can tell you what to do.
  • julius50
    julius50 - 2004 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/1/2011
    why does my power steering only work in one direction
    my 2004 EXT power steering works well when making a right turn but is inoperative when making a left turn. But if you accellerate the engine it starts to work. also on decelleration and braking it stop working. The power brakes also works of the power steering pump.
     
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  • kacook
    kacook - 2000 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 9/28/2011
    The key in my 2000 Escalade won't turn.
    When inserted into the ignition the interior lights come on and the dinging comes on with the door open but the key will not turn in the ignition. The steering wheel is locked and I tried jiggling it both ways but still no luck. Any suggestions?
     
    • yboy82
      9/28/2011 yboy82
      Sounds like your steering wheel lock needs adjustment or broken. You have to adjust or repair your steering wheel lock.
  • derek
    derek - 1998 Cadillac Catera - Steering & Suspension - 9/25/2011
    Why do my front wheels lean inward? causeing then to wear terriblily on the inside?
    i was told i needed wheel bearings. but my tires doesent move when its jacked up and i try to wobble it. when im going down the road over 40mph everything shakes, also i think my struts are bad. when i vear left i hear a thumbing sound in the driver side front tire ...
     
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  • Leonard
    Leonard - 2005 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 9/7/2011
    Why does my car still have steering wheel vibrations after being balanced?
    My tires and rims are after market 20's.
     
    • Bill
      9/7/2011 Bill
      Bad sidewall. Rotate tires from front to back and see if vibration changes. These tires are real bad for getting sidewall damage.
  • g smith
    g smith - 1990 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 9/7/2011
    Ignition key will not release
    key turns foward but will not go back to lock potion to take the key out
     
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    • junkie2100
      9/7/2011 junkie2100
      cant really give any specific help but it would seem that the car doesnt want to release as if it were in park, does it start? that would pretty well rule out the electrical circuit, and a worn key can cause this you could try pushing and pulling on the key, not too hard so as to break something but wiggle it and push and pull on it while trying to turn it at normal force dont force the cylinder to turn that wont help anything
    • junkie2100
      9/7/2011 junkie2100
      actually its a 90 so it wouldnt be electrical to my knowledge, you seem to have an issue either with a worn key/cylinder or the mechanism that unlocks the cylinder when in park. that page had the answers but the link didnt exactly work right you will have to click the link on that page or copy and paste it from here to get the answers you need
  • john granata
    john granata - 2007 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 9/6/2011
    Thumping noise,seems to be coming from tires. engine runs very quietly. 142,000 miles on it