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#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)
#121 of 158 08 Cadillac CTS AWD "clunk"
Feb 12, 2011 (11:01 am)
I have a 2008 Cadillac CTS AWD that has had 1 problem that drives me crazy. There is a clunking sound that comes from the rear end of the car. I have had the car at the dealer multiple times and they hear the clunk but say that it is normal for an AWD. I have gone to other dealers to test drive the same AWD car and never hear it. It occurs at 2 distinct times. The first is when I am driving slowly and let off the gas to turn a corner. Letting off the gas and then giving it gas creates a clunking sound near the rear. The other time is when I am driving and approach a stop sign. As I stop and the car shifts down there is a hard clunk when I come to a stop. With a car this nioce (and expensive) it drives me crazy and continues to convey "cheap quality". Has anyone with the 08 Cadillac CTS AWD had this issue? I have 42,000 miles and want to find the issue while it is still under warranty but the dealer seems to think that this is normal.
#122 of 158 2005 and have $1500 for maintenance. Ideas?
Mar 05, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I have a 2005 CTS with 138,000 miles. I will have $1,500 to go toward repairs/maintenance.
I am going to get the oil changed. Tires are ok. Have maybe a year left on them. With just this limited amount, can anyone please give me advice on best area to invest upkeep on my car?
Brake light is out, so will need to use for that also. But what would rest of money best be served for on upkeep? Need helpful advice for maintenance challenged person.