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jeff - 2007 Cadillac STS - Preventive Maintenance - 5/17/2012
Dewayne - 1998 Cadillac Eldorado - Preventive Maintenance - 5/15/2012I checked fuel relays,batt,fuel filter and I also unhooked the fuel filter and cut the car in the on position and no gas came out of the hose.
martin - 1995 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 5/15/2012where is turn signal module located on cadillac deville
Bob - 1991 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 5/15/2012
greg - 2003 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 5/10/2012
5/10/2012 CVO3 Cadillac DeVille DHS 8 Cyl 4.6L
Time 0.9 hrs
Time 0.9 hrs
Time 1.1 hrs
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JOBS QTY / HRS DEALER SHOP
1Window Regulator Motor Replacement
Parts Power Window Motor - Front, Driver Side
1 $77.81 $149.92
Labor 0.9 hrs $102.60 $89.10
PART COSTS 1 $77.81 $149.92
LABOR TIME 0.9 hrs ($114/hr) $102.60 ($99/hr) $89.10
PARTS $77.81 $149.92
LABOR $102.60 $89.10
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don criss - 1991 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 5/5/2012it stays on all the time
Richard - 1981 Cadillac Eldorado - Preventive Maintenance - 5/2/2012Turn signals work, Hazard light work, but no light when brakes applied. I suspect the sending switch, Where is that located, or do I need to buy a Chilton manual
5/2/2012 jdlYour brake switch should be activated by the brake pedal arm, look under the dash. At the brake switch the orange wire voltage, should be hot all the time. When the switch is activated, the white wire becomes hot. Use a jumper wire between the two wires, the brake lites should work. If the brake lites work, I think the brake switch is faulty. If it still doesn't work, the problem is elsewhere. The brake lite is wired through the turn signal switch.
Richard - 1981 Cadillac Eldorado - Preventive Maintenance - 5/2/2012
Wyley Strickland - 1999 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 4/28/2012
4/22/2011 moparu can head to your auto parts store and buy a ac recharge kit preferably one with a color bar guage, so you don't overcharge the system...for under 30 bucks...and they are consumer friendly.
2/6/2012 Bobbaronalso think you have to disconnect battery and reset
4/28/2012 cadillacluketurn the key to on do not start the car then hold the off button and fan up buttons for ur ac this will bring up the codes on your dash erase the low refridgerent code this will allow your compressoer to run again dont run your ac though until you get the ac recharge kit then run ac and fill the unit with the compressor running
AutoMD Member - 1999 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 4/27/2012I just recently had the alternator replaced which is a watered cooled alt, and the coolant flushed and coolant reservoir cap replaced. I have noticed after the car warms up to the right temp and i park and turn off the car coolant is leaking threw the coolant ...
taj - 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood - Preventive Maintenance - 4/25/2012
tina - 1991 Cadillac DeVille - Preventive Maintenance - 4/18/2012starter replaced, makes no sound at all .checked battery and its good.
Diana - 2001 Cadillac Seville - Preventive Maintenance - 4/15/2012Low beam light went out on driver side, checked bulb on passengers side bulb still good. Checked fuese under hood they are still good. Replaced ballast, but bulb still will not come on. What else can I check or what else could be cause of problem?
lee Williams - 2006 Cadillac STS - Preventive Maintenance - 4/12/2012All functions on radio/video appears to work just fine but no audio. All fuses have been checked and are functioning properly
Janice - 2011 Cadillac CTS - Preventive Maintenance - 4/9/2012Can you give me the latest figures how an independent shop can save customers ????how much money vs. going to the dealer. Can you tell me how to get more of this info. Thanks
4/9/2012 EG9 K20A3In all car repairs, there are always 2 major factors
1. Part Price
They always go hand in hand. Now, with that in mind, ALL dealerships (AKA Stealership) always has a 50% mark up across the board, i cant give you the exact price but you will notice that stealerships always offer a much higher rate compared to the competition.
This is common knowledge actually.
Know you are asking how to get this info, you can easily find out about it by using the AutoMD's ESTIMATE COST tab above, it will give you an IDEA on how much independent shops charge vis-a-vis stealerships when you give them a call.
Of course, stealerships will give you their typical sales pitch that "we have the best work quality, warranties" nanananana the list goes on.
But the reality is, for the price difference, its not worth it.
I cannot give you a breakdown of all possible jobs and price discrepancy, just follow this rule of thumb.
"Dealerships are 50% more expensive"
I have yet to see a dealership that beats the pricing of independent shops, specially those mom and pop shops.
4/9/2012 HouseCallAutoHowever, I'd like to add here in some defense of the dealers. Granted, If you needed new front brakes and rotors you can easily compare price between dealer and independent shop and the job is usually straightforward. Some jobs, however, especially the newer and more exotic. example 2011 CTS, if you have some issue with the computer or the climate control or some system in the car I would venture to say that many of independent shops are not equipped to handle the diagnostics involved which when they try to carry out the job "anyway" the result is usually a mess for the bill charged and the problem not solved or even diagnosed properly. Dealers usually charge 20% more hourly labor compared to independent shops. Example, in New York, typical independent shop is at $90 per hour while the dealer is at about $105 to $115 per hour. What would be good to stay on top of is the number of hours being billed. So, if a water pump on a 96 Toyota Camry is 3.6 hours in the Motors or Chilton labor guide, pay attention to what you are being billed. Most typical everyday repairs have an assigned labor in industry accepted labor guides like AllData, Mitchell, Motor and Chilton. So, it's not so much the amount per hour as much as someone can run away with the number of hours billed. There is a limit to how far you can push an issue at a dealer. Everyone is going to make the money they need to get and you can not completely "outsmart" them, but you can keep it within established norms if you do you homework after you are given an estimate. Also keep in mind, diagnostic time is also billable, it's not free. When you bring in your car anywhere with a check engine light on for example and then they call you and say that you need two oxygen sensors, you can look up the labor for the O2 sensors in a labor guide but remember that they also spent time diagnosing this BEFORE they called you. Sometimes an hour, sometimes more.