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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Steering
#15 of 44 Re: 2005 CTS Steering Wheel "Dances" [desertlady]
Mar 17, 2007 (1:26 pm)
I know its been a while, but did you get your problem resolved? I have a 2005 cts that vibrates at 47mph and very bad at 85mph. Tires replaced and "force balanced", but still has the problem.
#16 of 44 Re: Steering Problems with my 2005 cts by jacquied [jacquied]
Sep 04, 2007 (6:42 pm)
My 2005 has the exact same problem, dealship did and said the same things. Went back for the 3rd time last week and they said it was the brand new Bridgestone G009 I had put on a month and a half ago, even after explaining this happens with my snow tires as well. They are sticking to there guns and won't do anything further until the tire dealership does something about the ties after charging me 200$ because they "Can't find anything wrong". The very reputable tire dealership re-balanced with an on car balancer, which balances the tire while on the car at 200KM/hr and the vibration is still there. I see you posted in January, have you got it worked out yet? Sorry for rambling on, but this vibration is literally driving me nuts!
#17 of 44 Steering Problems
Sep 05, 2007 (10:10 am)
My only advice to those who are experiencing the steering dancing problem is to forget it. The dealer will always blame the tyres and you will have a hard time exhibiting the problem because it too faint of a shake and happens under specific and limited conditions.
I lived with it till the whole steering system failed (see my previous posting). Now that lots of the steering assembly have been changed the problem is gone. Fixing my problem also included replacing engine mounts and tie links, it was a major repair.
The only problem with my advice is that by the time the system is shot (and it will) you will be out of warranty (as was in my case). In my case I contacted GM customer service and they granted my a good will waranty, the entire repare was for free
#18 of 44 Re: Steering Problems with my 2005 cts by jacquied [pistolpete2]
Dec 27, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Find a different tire dealer who throws these on the car balancers in the junk heap where they belong and uses a good stationary spin balancer with a mechanic who knows how to use it. I used a tire dealer for a while who used one of those on the car balancers.. nothing ever worked well. My current dealer uses the old standby, knows how to use it and it works perfectly. I have never had an out of balance tire... on my CTS (Goodyear F1's and the Firestone Blizzak snows) or on my wifes saturn.. which had constant balance problems before I brought the car to my current tire dealer.
#19 of 44 cadillac steering issues
Jan 04, 2008 (5:54 pm)
I have had my CTS since 2004, the first year it had a shimmy at 55mph plus. The problem was NOT my tires. The dealer recommended a front AND a rear end alignment which I had done. It has driven like a dream ever since.
#20 of 44 Re: cadillac steering issues [maiden1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 04, 2008 (7:04 pm)
yes, excessive negative caster can cause shimmy. A negative caster angle is when the lower ball joint is behind the upper.
If the caster is unequal on either front wheel, you will get wander or pull toward the side with the more negative caster.
You may have experienced this with shimmying supermarket carts. That's what causes that, negative caster.
#21 of 44 Re: Steering Problems with my 2005 cts by jacquied [jnason]
Jan 07, 2008 (5:47 am)
agree...and use a hunter road force balancer....but the key is a mechanic who knows how to properly use the machine..and balance a tire correctly
#22 of 44 Re: Steering Problems with my 2005 cts by jacquied [jjcts]
Jan 13, 2008 (8:55 pm)
From what I see with most CTS's is that people never rotate tires at the 5000 mile interval. Another good thing to do would be to have your local repair shop to set the toe on the alignment to 0 degrees for front and rear
Mar 14, 2008 (9:11 pm)
I just recently bought a 2003 CTS and the car sometimes moves side to side on the road. Does anybody know what is causing this? Would it be the sway bars, or steering?
#24 of 44 2008 CTS4 Clicking in steering
Oct 09, 2009 (5:43 am)
I just bought an 08 CTS4 (which I absolutely love) but when you turn the steering wheel either left or right it makes a clicking sound and you can actually feel it in the gas pedal (not too sure about the brake.. never use it ) . I brought it into the dealer and they ordered parts but said this is a first they have ever seen an issue like this in a 08 CTS. Anyone else out there have/had this problem?