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  • dj Greggie
    dj Greggie - 2003 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 11/26/2012
    I just bought a 2003 cts and everytime I hit a bump the traction control light comes on along with the abs light!
    What could be wrong
    • Mike
      11/26/2012 Mike
      The first step is to scan the system for trouble codes. Sounds like it could be a wheel speed sensor.
  • corvette
    corvette - 2007 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 11/22/2012
    What size socket do I need to remove the outer axle nut?
    • Jimm
      11/22/2012 Jimm
      Thread: M24-2.0; Hex Size: 36mm - so you'll need a 36 mm socket to remove
  • jbc.bbinc
    jbc.bbinc - 2000 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 11/22/2012
    When buying struts for electronic sensor suspension how do I know if I have "Magna Ride" ?
    As in Monroe Specialty Struts spec.
    • Jimm
      11/22/2012 Jimm
      Does the vehicle have the self-leveling suspension? If yes, then you can purchase replacement struts and shocks for the self-leveling feature, or you can purchase a conversion kit for around $102.00 (source:
  • wrgalla
    wrgalla - 2007 Cadillac DTS - Steering & Suspension - 11/21/2012
    My car is riding very high in the back and the ride is very bumpy
    0 answer
  • ambitions1989
    ambitions1989 - 1993 Cadillac Eldorado - Steering & Suspension - 11/21/2012
    The is a shake as i drive, slow down, or idle, there is a knock when i turn, what is it?
    I believe i need rotors, a mechanic said i need tire rods, while the other said there was no "play" in the tire and recommended i get a rotation. it helps temporarily but the shake is still there. there is also a jerking spell when im at stop lights, different ...
    0 answer
  • r
    r - 1999 Cadillac Catera - Steering & Suspension - 10/29/2012
    Noise front passenger side wheel baring
    • Mike
      10/29/2012 Mike
      Is it front wheel drive? If so could be either CV shaft or hub assembly
  • cagnew
    cagnew - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/14/2012
    Service stability system light
    It came on twice in one week, but its not always on. Book says to restart the car and see if it comes back on.
    0 answer
  • nikols  fokas
    nikols fokas - 2000 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 10/14/2012
    The light for service stability sys is on
    0 answer
  • ginny
    ginny - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 10/13/2012
    What is the largest tire that can go on my 2002 cadillac escalade ext?
    Every Cadillac escalade Ext that I see have larger tires. I have 17" rims .What is the largest tire that will fit that rim,or do I have to change something,like maybe rims or tires?
    0 answer
  • myron
    myron - 1995 Cadillac Seville - Steering & Suspension - 9/29/2012
    Suspension code s061
    • Spoon Sports
      9/26/2011 Spoon Sports
      There are SEVERAL things that can cause the "Service Ride Control" message to be displayed.
      You first need to be absolutely sure what component is causing the fault.

      Error S061 has nothing to do with the struts. It only involves the position sensor.
      These position sensors fail frequently. They are expensive to replace.

      Both front position sensors failed on my friends '94. He could not give GM
      $500.00 each for $25.00 worth of sensors. So he "bypassed" the sensor to keep the
      computer "happy"..

      If you check out the wiring and also see if the actuator arm is still connected, and it still sets a code, then likely
      your sensor has failed.

      The following is a procedure to bypass a failed position sensor.

      There are three wires to the sensor.

      Each sensor has a "supply" voltage, usually 8V DC.
      Each sensor has a ground wire.
      Each sensor has a "signal" output back to the computer.

      When the signal goes outside of it's operating range (Operating Range 0 - 5V), the computer
      will report a fault with that sensor.

      The front position sensors work on an output signal of 0 - 5V, where 2.5V is the "normal"
      output for the sensor when you are driving normal on a flat road.

      What you need to do is to provide a constant 2.5v voltage to the "signal" line of the sensor.
      The computer will think you're driving on flat level road. (forever)

      You do this by removing the sensor from the car and removing the clear "filler" that covers
      the circuit card in the sensor. I used a sharpened popsicle stick. (Didn't want to destroy anything by using a metal object)

      Expose the three wires entering the sensor.(On the front Position sensors, Purple=8V, Black=Ground, Orange=Signal back to the computer.
      Cut them from the circuit card.

      Attach one end of a 220 Ohm 1/4 watt resistor to the Purple=8V wire.
      Attach the other end of the resistor to the Orange=Signal wire.
      Also attach a Zener Diode (2.5V rating) to the Orange=Signal wire, and the other end to Black=ground.
      (Resistor & Zener Diode available from a electronics store, eg. Radio Shack)

      This will provide a constant 2.5V reference to the computer.
      (After you have tested it.)
      Seal up the sensor with lots of RTV to provide a water/weather tight area of the repair.
      The computer will never complain again about the sensor.

      If you are looking for an "easy" fix, then perhaps this is not it.
      It is however a very inexpensive fix.
      You do need a little understanding of soldering wires.

      The ideal thing would be to acquire the male/female connectors that are on the sensor and build the
      circuit in those. Then you simply could unplug the faulty sensor and plug this between the
      existing harness and the faulty sensor.

      You should be able to use this method to "fool" the computer on almost any of the RSS sensors.

    • Md
      9/29/2012 Md
      How do I fix cruise servo Position on my 1994 cadillac deville concours
  • scotty
    scotty - 1998 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2012
    When I turn the steering wheel it makes a grinding sound not sure if it's the power steering pump or not
    It only does it when I'm not going fast like a lot more worse when I'm just sitting there
    0 answer
  • sthorn71
    sthorn71 - 2007 Cadillac CTS - Steering & Suspension - 9/23/2012
    Steering wheel whining
    I have an annoying whining in my steering wheel when turning at low speeds. Even weirder when I hear the noise I actually feel it on the clutch. The dealer sent me home because they couldn't reproduce it.
    • wrenchin
      9/23/2012 wrenchin
      your power steering pump may be showing sighs of stress but still continues to work part way live with it or replace it
  • Butchmann
    Butchmann - 2002 Cadillac Escalade - Steering & Suspension - 9/20/2012
    Steering very hard when turning left, but is okay turning right.
    Unsure whether problem with rack or gearbox? never had one turn okay one way and not the other.
    0 answer
  • kim
    kim - 2002 Cadillac DeVille - Steering & Suspension - 8/23/2012
    When driving 50 mph or any speed really the car will say stability system check. or stability stabilizer needs service.
    then the car slows it self down inseconds to 5mph no lie i don't care if your driving on hwy. i've put new sensor in stering collum, new stabillty stablelizers on the front. new brakes. cadillac can't figure it out.
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/23/2012 HouseCallAuto
      An associate of mine just had this same problem on a limo, exactly as you described it. He fixed it by cleaning a ground eyelet. he y told me which one it was but I forget but I am *pretty* sure it was a ground on the engine itself but I may be wrong. I will ask him tomorrow which one. According to my wiring diagrams I show only two engine ground wires (not inclusing the battery negative cable). One is at the right rear of the engine below the egr valve and the other is at the generator bracket. If you see others, until I update the post tomorrow night, clean whatever you see that is a ground wire attached to the firewall or inner fenders or wherever they are.
      8/23/2012 HouseCallAuto
      go after the two on the engine first and see if problem is resolved. he also had a few fault codes relating to communication between the BCM and the PCM but you would need professional scanner to access thoses modules to read codes. they were not P codes.
  • mike
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