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You are in the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Transmission, Sedan
#56 of 182 Re: 2006 CTS loses all engine oil [bblodgett]
Feb 10, 2010 (1:20 pm)
all i did was buy a transmission on ebay for $400 +200 shipping with 30000 miles on it used...hard to find just gotta look...i called the cadillac/ chevy place around here they said the will switch them out for about 900 but idk if that was with the fluids or without...so i shopped around it was har cuz not much places here want to work on a cts but i found 1 and they changed tran. and fluids for about $550 ...so if i was u try to do the same as i did find a used 1 on ebay they come with 1 year money bakes or 6 munths matters who u bye from then find a place around town ...thats wat i did and im happy =]
#57 of 182 cts trans slipping when first start out
Mar 03, 2010 (6:25 pm)
i have 2 04 cts with 3.6 auto trans with over 90000 miles if they sit for awhile on cold morning the trans want to slip in 1st gear but after it warms up for a miniute it works fine, does cts french trans. need some kind of additive, i know for a fact that the trans is full it is abitch to ck but i know other people have had simuler problems but what is the fix or what is trans doing that could cause it to slip but then work flawless after you get it going.
#58 of 182 cts trans slipping
Apr 18, 2010 (4:40 pm)
i have 04 cts w/3.6 auto trans it slips when you first put it in foward gear has anyone had this problem thanks.
#59 of 182 Diagnostic Codes
May 04, 2010 (11:18 am)
As most of you might or might not know... If you hold down F1 and F6 on your radio at the same time for about 5 seconds the mechanical codes will appear on your screen. Go to www.caddyinfo.com and it will tell you the code information and what it means. Hope this helps a lot of you. Everyone I tell had no idea. It can save you $$$ by figuring out if a check engine light is serious or not before you go to the shop.
#60 of 182 Re: 2006 CTS loses all engine oil [kimmy_jean]
May 18, 2010 (5:47 am)
Sounds like we're using the same dealer. But more likely just typical GM service (or lack thereof). I have a 2007 CTS. Started running rough so I took to dealer. No oil! They did an oil change. High-grade synthetic (without asking). Couple thousand miles later same problem. 2 1/2 quarts low. Dealer tops it off and charges me. Then they say I need to come in every 1,000 miles until they can verify there is a problem. I'm at 47000 miles. So I question the warranty. They say "no problem" since we started the process below 50000. Now, I put 1,000 miles on this car every 2 weeks. So I pretty quickly get in the dealer several times for them to top off the oil (and charge me). So I ask if enough is enough and I'm told they need to track it for SEVEN MONTHS! That's 21,000 miles and 2 cases of oil to prove there's a problem. Unbelievable. Now the transmission is acting up. Downshifting too soon and practically throwing me into the steering wheel. All I want to do at this point is trade this sucker in on a Honda. And after hearing about the warranty issues kimmy_jean had, I figure they'll tell me the car is out of warranty even after they finish tracking the oil consumption.
#61 of 182 CTS-V No Problems
May 30, 2010 (9:03 am)
All of these issues seem to be with the CTS and not the CTS-V model. Any CTS-V problems out there?
#62 of 182 Re: 2006 CTS loses all engine oil [bblodgett]
Jun 11, 2010 (2:55 am)
I think there is something going on with this CTS model too, I have a 2004, and my neighbor does(had) mine has only 38,000 miles hers 41,000 . Both vehicles without any warning started to smoke wouldnt excelerate and blew oil lines then trans fluid. Dealer said the trans is smoked. They said the bottom pan/resovoir under the car got hit or cracked causing the damage?? Still waiting for the results.
#63 of 182 Re: 2006 CTS loses all engine oil [zappy1]
Jun 14, 2010 (7:04 pm)
my problem is going to be torque converter causing trans to slip, the guy who said the f1 & f6 button for service codes is right on thanks so much you must a gm tech. And the cts does have a oil consumption problem at least the 3.6 does & it also has a tourque converter problem, i think that is what causes alot of the cts shutters at 52 mph they think it is a tire vibration, and gm seems take that stance also because they can get them out of warranty by delaying diagnosis, I was in tire and auto repair buisness 30 years and know own two 04 3.6 cts auto trans. and they are both having simular trans issues, and one consumes oil to fast, but i keep it checked, but the vibration seems like tires but it is not because have two cts just alike my wanted his mag wheels put the other car the vibration stayed with the car and did not follow the tires & wheels, so after driving the car long enough i pinpionted the problem to the converter, gm probaly has some type of additive to put in trans but hat would be admitting a problem, but if some nice gm tech reads this he could give us all the secrets to our problems that are only shared internally. WE ARE WAITING THANKS FOR READING
#64 of 182 Where is IT!!!
Jun 19, 2010 (5:01 am)
I have a 04 cts can any one tell me how to check the transmission fluid and where the dip stick is and how do you put the fluid in. Thank you Lost
#65 of 182 Re: Where is IT!!! [kvp]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2010 (6:05 am)