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#480 of 896 Re: My mother is [bremertong]
Jun 01, 2007 (9:38 pm)
Glad you like your 2006. I haven't totally made up my mind to keep my '03 but it is used very little, looks brand new, have required nothing serious and rides and drives like it did when I got it. I may break down and look at an '06 or '07 in the fall of '08 but I'd sure like to have some idea of when Cadillac will put out a totally new DTS.
#481 of 896 Re: DOES ANY DTS OWNER KNOW WHY CADILLAC HAS NO LOCKING FUEL DOOR ON THIS CAR? [sls002]
Jun 01, 2007 (9:40 pm)
Whether or not the filler door locks if the gas cap is loose you will get a check engine notification.
#482 of 896 Re: DOES ANY DTS OWNER KNOW WHY CADILLAC HAS NO LOCKING FUEL DOOR ON THIS CAR? [dispencer2]
Jun 02, 2007 (8:42 pm)
Yes I was aware of that. Was at the dealership yesterday and they checked the after market cap that I purchased (Shucks Auto Parts) and said it was the right one. The local dealership charges about $ 45 dollars to reset the check engine message light. The dealership where I bought the car will do it free but is over 100 mile round trip from where I live. I would have no hesitation about trying the after market cap if the trip were not so long or if I trusted the local dealership near where I live. Alternate solution would be to just use the locking cap when I leave the car parked in a vulnerable location such as a large city. The car is always in the garage when I'm at home. The tethered non locking cap will fit in the fuel door area next to the locking cap when in use. No rush to decide as I am not planning any out of the area travel at the moment.
#483 of 896 Re: DOES ANY DTS OWNER KNOW WHY CADILLAC HAS NO LOCKING FUEL DOOR ON THIS CAR? [dispencer2]
Jun 03, 2007 (9:00 am)
The gas cap has to have a vacuum tight seal. When the engine vacuum is applied to test the fuel tank, a leak anywhere will end up flagging the check engine light.
#484 of 896 Re: DOES ANY DTS OWNER KNOW WHY CADILLAC HAS NO LOCKING FUEL DOOR ON THIS CAR? [bremertong]
Jun 03, 2007 (9:08 am)
I have done a bit of internet searching for fuel theft. The locking fuel door we used to have really would not prevent someone from prying it open if they really wanted to steal the fuel. I also get the impression that a locking gas cap won't stop someone determined to steal fuel either.
#485 of 896 MORE ELECTRAL SYSTEM PROBLEMS TODAY
Jun 03, 2007 (8:18 pm)
My 2006 DTS would not start today on first two tries, on third try it started but only after turning off all the accessories. Took to a nearby Wal-mart and had the battery checked and was charging at only 400, the staff
said it should be up around 700 or more in a new car, my 98 Deville charged at a rate of 670 when checked when three years old. Am taking that 130 mile drive to the dealership tomorrow, have alerted Cadillac and just about every management person at the dealership. One of the supervisors advised me that there are TSBS on this model year on this issue, they should have checked this two complaints ago.
SO FAR am sorry I spent the money to trade to a newer model, in that other than a glitch in the cruise control and an oil filter adapter gasket the car ran great without any other problems.
#486 of 896 Re: MORE ELECTRAL SYSTEM PROBLEMS TODAY [bremertong]
Jun 04, 2007 (6:30 am)
I am puzzled by this last post. Are you saying that your battery is weak and so the engine will not turn over fast enough to start? I was under the impression from your previous posts that the problem was not a weak battery but rather that the engine would start and then die.
I am curious as to what the "400" or "700" means in terms of "charging". Without some unit those are just numbers. Were they testing the battery's "charge", or were they testing the generator's charging capacity?
I have gone back to look at your previous posts. I am not sure what you mean when you say "Have had stall outs at ignition a few times". It is possible that your dealer's service manager does not understand what your problem is either.
#487 of 896 I thought that
Jun 05, 2007 (4:49 pm)
400 or 700 described the "cold cranking amps" of the battery capacity...
#488 of 896 Re: I thought that [marsha7]
Jun 05, 2007 (5:56 pm)
That would be the power that you can get out of the battery, and has nothing to do with the charging system. It could mean that the battery is not being charged up, or it could mean that the battery is faulty.
#489 of 896 Re: I thought that [marsha7]
Jun 05, 2007 (8:40 pm)
The battery was changed on Monday, to my surprise it is located under the back seat of the car for better weight distribution. The tech also told me that he had corrected "numerous low voltage codes stored in BCM" (wording on ivoice). It is to early to say if the work was successful but the car started without any problem today. The next several days will tell us if the problem is corrected.