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  • dino
    dino - 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 11/26/2011
    Where is the fuse box on a 1983 Fleetwood Brougham? Thanks
     
    • yboy82
      11/26/2011 yboy82
      Did you check by your steering column?
  • victorott
    victorott - 1998 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 11/18/2011
    How do i change the waterpump drive belt?
    before i start removing nuts to get to the belt,is this an easy job or not one for a non-mechanic?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/19/2011 Spoon Sports
      Use a socket on the bolt head and an open end or box wrench on the nut. Loosen the nut and then pull the bolt out of the "dog bone" aka torque strut. Rotate it up and out of the way. Now look at the belt tensioner. There is a 1/4" square hole in the back side. Use the drive lug from a 1/4" breaker bar or ratchet to rotate it and relieve the tension to get the belt off. Inspect that tensioner closely.
    • peter
      10/19/2011 peter
      how i know when me car need to align
      peter
      10/19/2011 Bill
      If same person, and tires are in excellent shape, go down a straight road at around 35 mph and let go of the steering wheel, If car wanders it is in need of a wheel alignment.
      peter
      10/20/2011 peter
      good good
    • peter
      10/20/2011 peter
      when align a car ana the car keep on wanders to one side of the road what is going on.
    • Spoon Sports
      11/18/2011 Spoon Sports
      When does the car pull? Does it happen when you are driving on a straight flat road? Is it only when you are accelerating? Does it pull only when the brakes are applied?

      If the car pulls while driving at a constant speed on a straight flat road, then you either have a tire inflation problem, mismatched, or defective tires, an alignment problem, or possibly a sticking brake caliper.

      A slight pull under heavy acceleration on a front wheel drive car may be normal. This is called "torque steer" and is caused because the front drive axles are not the exact same length (not a defect, just a fact with most FWD designs) The transmission is not located in the exact center of the car, and on axle must be longer than the other. This causes a pull under hard acceleration!

      If you have a brake problem, it could also cause the car to pull when the brakes are applied.


      Check the tires for obvious problems and correct inflation. If they seem ok, have the car checked by a qualified mechanic.
  • barbara
    barbara - 2000 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 11/10/2011
    Can I get a diagram with a detailed picture on how to change a Camshaft Position Sensor(free)
    I will have to go to a auto parts store to get part, but some times they do not give a diagram of the way to put the part in. Could I get a free Diagram of this in detail, my dad is putting the part in.
     
    • Jimm
      11/10/2011 Jimm
      Try the local library for the repair manual, or try this website; www.manualspace.com for the repair manual information.
  • caddy
    caddy - 1996 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 11/7/2011
    What does the service ride control warning on dashboard means?
     
    • Spoon Sports
      11/7/2011 Spoon Sports
      Get it scanned because there may be a fault in the power/ground procedures of the pcm

      You might get these

      I052 keep alive memory loss
      IO39 road sensing data loss

      your struts are probably fine, the PCM will flash a code pertaining to each strut if there bad, the rough road may be aggrivating your PCM's power and ground connections
  • Mark
    Mark - 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 10/28/2011
    The front and back turn signal lights won't blink, although the bulbs are new. What could cause this?
     
    • yboy82
      10/28/2011 yboy82
      A faulty flasher relay and/or blown fuse can cause it.
      yboy82
      11/3/2011 Dale
      flasher located usually under the dash up on the passenger side of the steering column. Kind of a pain.
  • Orland Bergene
    Orland Bergene - 2009 Cadillac CTS - Preventive Maintenance - 10/19/2011
    How do I change a headlamp bulb
     
  • wtfiswwms
    wtfiswwms - 1987 Cadillac Brougham - Preventive Maintenance - 10/18/2011
    Why does the car clatter occassionally when i step on the gas then stops?
    the car runs fine but seems to be gradual at picking up speed...maybe thats normal
     
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  • james
    james - 2006 Cadillac Escalade - Preventive Maintenance - 10/13/2011
    How to service the tire monitor
    Tire monitor needs service
     
    • Spoon Sports
      10/13/2011 Spoon Sports
      he learn mode will cancel if:

      if more then 2 minutes have passed and no sensors have been learned,
      or if the PDM has been in learn mode for more than 5 minutes.
      If the learn mode is canceled before any sensor has been learned,
      the PDM will remember all current sensor Ids and their locations.
      As soon as the fist sensor Id code is learned, all other Ids are erased from the PDM's memory.

      1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
      2. Apply the parking brake.

      If the TPM learn mode cannot be enabled, ensure the TPM system
      is enabled in the PDM. Refer to Control Module Setup .

      3. Turn the exterior lamp switch from OFF to parking lamps 4 times within 4 seconds.
      A double horn chirp will sound and the low tire pressure indicator will begin to flash
      indicating the TPM learn mode has been enabled.

      If a horn chirp does not sound after 35 seconds for any of the 4 sensors, turn the
      ignition OFF to exit the learn mode and repeat the procedure from step 1.

      4. Starting with the left front tire, hold the antenna of the controller against the tire sidewall close to the wheel rim at the valve stem location then press and release the activate button and wait for a horn chirp, or increase/decrease the tire pressure for 8-10 seconds, or until a horn chirp sounds. The horn chirp may occur before the 8-10 second pressure increase/decrease time period has been reached, or up to 30 seconds after the 8-10 second pressure increase/decrease time period has been reached.
      5. After the horn chirp has sounded, proceed as in step 4 for the next 3 sensors in the following order:

      1. Right front
      2. Right rear
      3. Left rear

      6. After all sensors have been learned, exit the learn mode by turning OFF the ignition.
      7. After the learn mode has been exited, adjust all tire pressures to the recommended kPa/psi.
  • Bob
    Bob - 2005 Cadillac STS - Preventive Maintenance - 10/4/2011
    Car don`t detect fob until its in program slot Won`t unloc drs or opn trnk. Fob tstd ok. Strts only in slot.Wht is it?
    65000mi. just bought car. everything else works
     
    • Kenneth
      10/4/2011 Kenneth
      get a keyboard with complete working vowels.
  • AJ
     
    • Jimm
      10/3/2011 Jimm
      The repair shop will use a tool to communicate with the sensors and check their health and pull any stored trouble codes from the receiver to see if there is a problem there. What is found will determine what action must be taken to "service" the system and turn out the warning.




      Jimm
      10/3/2011 AJ
      Thanks so much jimm, can u recommend a shop that would carry that type of tool to communicate with the sensors besides a dealership ?
  • txmoney
    txmoney - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 9/24/2011
    Someone tried to steal my lac they broke the steering column close to the dash
    they cracked the steering column casing by dash on top left, exposing this clip pulley mechanism thingy that wont let car turnover, can someone help me please?, can i fix this?, whats it called?
     
    0 answer
  • crystal&keith
    crystal&keith - 2001 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 9/21/2011
    How much oil does my cadillac seville use
     
    • Spoon Sports
      9/21/2011 Spoon Sports
      Cadillac Seville with 4.6L V8 DOHC engine requires 7.5 quarts of oil.
    • Bill
      9/21/2011 Bill
      A northstar uses oil depending on Viscosity used and type of driving.
  • Allen
    Allen - 1991 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 9/19/2011
    How often do spark plugs need to be changed
    Gas milage dropping
     
    • yboy82
      9/19/2011 yboy82
      It should be replace during 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles (30,000 miles interval) but if you use a platinum tip spark plugs you should replace it every 100,000 miles.
  • John
    John - 2006 Cadillac DTS - Preventive Maintenance - 9/18/2011
    Battery completely dead and I can't remove key from ignition, is there a relay preventing key from being removed ?
    car was stored for 3 months with no trickle charger on and the ground terminal was not removed from battery.
     
    0 answer
  • Joe
    Joe - 2007 Cadillac SRX - Preventive Maintenance - 9/17/2011
    Service air bag light on trouble code B0021
     
    • mopar
      9/17/2011 mopar
      this is a dealer item..not DIY...recommend taking to professional