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#111 of 158 2005 Cadillac CTS
Oct 01, 2010 (1:03 pm)
I'm so very upset reading all of these "engine problems" posted here. I purchased the CTS from a Cadillac dealer and noticed a "knocking" or pulling in the car maybe 4 months after purchase. Since that time, I've had it to a Cadillac dealer on several occasions to be told there's nothing wrong with the car. There wasn't any oil in my garage nor my parking space work. A few times that it was checked I was told it needed oil, but would be only 2000 miles or less into the previous oil change. I found myself buying several bottles of oil and storing in my trunk and whenever I heard the knocking, I'd just pull over, top the oil and keep moving. After maybe 5 evals at the dealer, I became seriously p'od about the problem. Finally 2 weeks ago, the car stopped and my assessment by another dealer is that "the motor has major internal damage and engine is internally failed". Now I'm looking for a "reasonably priced" used motor as I can get absolutely NO help from the local Cadillac dealers, including the one that I used in the past months. So whatever you do, don't take NO for an answer. There's something wrong with this car and I imagine the previous owner had the same problems.
#112 of 158 CTS 2005 rear axle seals and shaft flange problems
Oct 02, 2010 (5:56 am)
I just bought a 2005 CTS 3.6V from a BMW dealer with 66000 milage on it last week. I really like the handling of the car. I had the car checked at a private car shop. They told me there are two problems,
1. Front drive shaft mounting flange is rubber and has begun to crack
2. Rear axle seals have signs of leakage but has evidence that the area has
I checked with a cadillac dealer and was informed that the CTS is not in the recall list for the rear axle seal problem. What's you guys' opinion on this? The car still runs greatly with no problem and I don't see any leaking problem. Should I keep the car or return it to the dealer?
GM also offered an extended warranty for additional 3 years and 36000 miles for $2500. Do you guys think I should buy it?
Any input and thought is appreciated! Thanks!
#113 of 158 Re: CTS 2005 rear axle seals and shaft flange problems [rayzh]
Oct 02, 2010 (2:13 pm)
Regarding your rear axle: When driving at low speed with the wheel turned sharply, such as pulling into a parking space, do you hear any type of grinding or rubbing noise coming from the rear end?
If you hear this noise, then your car has an issue with the clutch packs not functioning properly, and this is a known issue to Cadillac that should be a warranty item.
My '06 had that issue and the first thing they do is flush and replace the fluid in the rear end. It solved the problem for about 6 months and then the noise came back. The dealer (a different dealer this time) did the flush again and when testing the car themselves were not satisfied that is solved the problem, so they installed a whole new rear end and, while it hasn't been 6 months again yet, so far it has been fine.
Again, this is a known issue and dealers should be aware of it. It's a known issue on '06 models anyway...not sure about '05s.
#114 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS [smith329]
Oct 04, 2010 (8:08 am)
I apologize that you had a less than optimal experience with your dealership. Do you currently have a case with GM? If so, what is the case number? What is the year and current mileage of your vehicle? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
Nov 21, 2010 (4:42 pm)
I have 2006 Cadillac CTS 47,000 miles on it. Started "cutting out" a couple of weeks ago. Took to mechanic in our small town because of convenience and the warranty just ran out in June anyway. Computer codes P0300 - random misfire as well as the specific codes for each cylinder except 5. He has no clue what is going on and says next stop is dealer, which I can't afford!!! Bad gas? Used heet x 2. Dirty injectors? Injector cleaner x 2. Just got fuel filter but don't have it put in yet. Seeing that there is a problem with the timing chain as I am browsing the web?? Help please
#117 of 158 Re: Random Misfire [rroberts4]
Dec 03, 2010 (7:22 pm)
k9will here my techs always tried the bad gas tactic it never rarely was the problem keep digging
#118 of 158 Re: Random Misfire [rroberts4]
Dec 04, 2010 (4:08 am)
Since you haven't gotten a lot of responses, I will respond:
There are a number of possible explanations for your problem. Aside from car dealers, there should be private shops available with reasonable rates and expert mechanics who are familiar with GM cars. Basically, you have to spend the money necessary to maintain a car, expensive or not, if you intend to keep and drive it.
#119 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS [smith329]
Feb 01, 2011 (12:00 pm)
I'm having the exact same issue. I purchased a 2005 CTS with 45k miles in August 2010. I took it in to Cadillac and they told me nothing was wrong and to keep a closer look at the oil levels. The knocking sound continued and I just had a second opinion. They couldn't pinpoint the problem but said it was more then likely a bad piston. I'm now very pissed off and am gonna get rid of it. Just curious what luck you had in selling it?
#120 of 158 08 Cadillac CTS AWD "clunk"
Feb 12, 2011 (11:01 am)