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#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.
#123 of 158 Re: 2005 and have $1500 for maintenance. Ideas? [cts05hewitt]
Mar 07, 2011 (4:24 pm)
Message to #122. Why spend money when you don't know what to spend it on? Tail light can be fixed with a small socket wrench(metric #10) and a bulb. just take out the panel in the trunk, and unscrew the nuts(4). The whole assy will come out from the outside, and you change the bulb. Oil change OK, air filter change OK. Save the rest for when things fail, like brakes, exhaust, etc.
#124 of 158 Re: 2005 and have $1500 for maintenance. Ideas? [cts05hewitt]
Mar 08, 2011 (4:47 am)
assuming you have followed scheduled maintenance to this point...what about fluids, such as transmission, coolant, brake,..when were they replaced last?....also surpentine belt??..you stated year left on the tire, I would rather see tread depth...use the penny trick...insert into the tread with lincolns head down..if you see the bottom of his head..time for tires!
#125 of 158 cts 2005
Apr 16, 2011 (9:18 am)
my son the Marines caddy will die when you step on the gas. when you shut it off it will start and keep doing the same thing. If i use the cruise controll it runs fine. I drove from boston to N.C on cruise try that going thru new york and washington. any help would be great. they dont pay him much and if we can fix it we will. Thanks
#126 of 158 Re: 2005 and have $1500 for maintenance. Ideas? [cts05hewitt]
Apr 17, 2011 (8:39 am)
Do what the owner's manual says.
#127 of 158 Question About The Oil Change % On The Monitor?
Jun 14, 2011 (11:58 am)
I have a 2005 CTS Cadillac and I had an oil change about two weeks ago, but the oil change % on the monitor never went up or. IS that normal?
#128 of 158 Re: Shudder at about 42 mph [panzer]
Jun 14, 2011 (12:01 pm)
my 2005 cts has been doing that for a few weeks now, when i accelerate it does that shuddering/jerking type motion, i also noticed usually when it does this the check engine light flashes? the monitor says my trans fluid is low, wonder if it could ne the problem?
#129 of 158 Re: Question About The Oil Change % On The Monitor? [darv904]
Jun 14, 2011 (12:46 pm)
That should simply mean that the dealer, or other shop, where you had the oil changed did not go into the digital information center in the center stack of your dash and change the oil % number.
This has to be done manually in the onboard computer (it does not happen automatically just by virtue of changing the oil in the engine). Cadillac dealer service departments are of course trained to do this.
In your owner's manual it provided instructions on how to do this. You should be able to do it yourself with the owner's manual instructions and pushing a few buttons.
#130 of 158 Re: Question About The Oil Change % On The Monitor? [darv904]
Jun 15, 2011 (11:52 am)
Have you figured out how to reset the Oil Life Monitoring System? Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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