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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Sedan
#12 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS- Engine problem [pao]
Nov 13, 2007 (10:48 am)
No, I did not buy the car from this dealer.....yes, it is a certified model. I completely agree with you, I find it very crazy that they want money to investigate a problem that they already suspect and that I have proven has been maintence. I called the GM to see if I could get the car moved to another location, but I would have to pay out of pocket the towing fees, because it is already at a location that can fix the car. I think I am going to have a family mechanic go and look at the car and test the oil and tell me the status and see if I should risk the $4600 and have them tear apart the engine.
Thank you very much for your comments, they really helped.
#13 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS- Engine problem [cadigirl3]
Nov 13, 2007 (11:30 am)
so why not take it back to the dealer you bought it from in the first place..I can only assume it was another cadillac dealer in order to classify it as a certified used car.... the other issue you may have is the dealership may not let "your" mechanic look at the vehicle as long as it is at their work site......I would pay the $$ and have it towed to the dealer you bought it from and save the hassle with this dealer...
if it is certified and still has a warranty...this dealership is obviously jerking you around for no reason...looking for the $$
#14 of 158 Cadillac CTS Issues - Can anyone help please?
Nov 15, 2007 (12:57 pm)
#15 of 158 Cadillac CTS Issues - Can anyone help please?
Nov 15, 2007 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2006 Cadillac CTS and when I press the accelerator, there is a crunching noise that sounds almost like chains are being rubbed together. I thought it sounded like it was coming from the steering wheel area, but I have taken my car into the dealership twice and they can't find the problem. Also, when I come to a complete stop, my car will then bounce forward and back as though the car overall is really loose, along with making the chainlike noises. Last, when I am making a turn and have to slow down, there is a really loud sound that's similar to a "woop woop woop" noise. I don't know much about cars, but it sounds like it could be coming from the rear axle? Can anyone help?
#16 of 158 2004 CTS Standard governor?
Nov 29, 2007 (3:18 pm)
Our 3.2 L 2004 Cts standard shift 5 speed cuts out around 4000 rpms. As it approaches the higher revs you can feel the hesitation begin and then at around 4000 it really looses it pick up. I was told by one dealer in Minnesota that it has a governor on it that holds the revs down. It doesn't seem like this would be true since you can feel the hesitation earlier. Is this a problem that has any real shop references and can it be fixed?
#17 of 158 Re: oil life monitor [fscarano]
Dec 05, 2007 (5:37 pm)
My dealer tells me to go no more than 6 months before oil changes regardless what the oil life monitor says. I am told synthetic oil doesn't need to be changed as often as conventional oil, I'm thinking you can probably go between 6000 and 10000 miles, depending on the kind of driving you do.
#18 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS- Engine problem [cadigirl3]
Dec 05, 2007 (5:40 pm)
I think you're SOL. If you let this aftermarket person disable the OLM, you should have reverted to the 3/3000 rule for oil changes. I bet you won't make that mistake again.
#19 of 158 Won't Start!!!
Dec 26, 2007 (2:20 am)
My Mother has a 02-03? CTS and when you turn the key over all you get is a small clicking sound....no starter clicking, dimming lights or anything. All of the electical seems to still work. I just want to save my Mom some cash and time if it is something I could take care of myself...any help would be great.
#20 of 158 CTS ENGINE OIL COOLER REPAIR
Jan 25, 2008 (6:22 pm)
2003 CTS 110,000 miles told by dealer leaking oil cooler that will cost $ 900 to repair. Will it ruin my engine if I ignore
#21 of 158 CTS 2004
Feb 26, 2008 (7:15 am)
I own a 2004 CTS, I get oil changes every 5k miles. The car seemed to have burned up oil like it was mad. You can start to notice the change in performance, the card gets loud when you accelerate etc. Anyways I have monitored the oil and tend to put oil in between changes.
My mom owns a 2006, My sister owns a 2005, I have a friend that owns a STS 2005. They all have the same problem with oil all of the cars consume oil like mad.
I often thought about the people that do not pay attention to items like this and then ruin the engine. How many CTS/STS are in the used market with major problems.
Well today I got another oil changed and I just got a call that my Oil filter connecter/widget or something is bad. Its "warped" and my car is leaking oil. They informed me its going to cost an additional $400 to get fixed.
Isn't that something, I suspect that its a faulty design and the car should be recalled. But go figure that will cost GM and the dealer money.