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#99 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [nwraaa]
Apr 26, 2010 (10:50 am)
well if they replaced the entire headlamp assembly...and you have non HID....then the assembly alone runs from 200-250 for the part, depending on the source...if that is a HID bulb, it runs aprox $155 at several online GM parts sites....the entire HID headlamp assembly runs 700-800 depending on the source of parts.....so your prices with labor are within a reasonable realm it appears....
#100 of 153 Re: CTS Headlight Bulb Replacement [pao]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:59 pm)
I have owned a number of cars, as many of you have, mostly luxury. I've just never paid anywhere near that much money for a headlight bulb or headlight assembly. Although I believe it would have been somewhat of a challenge to get the bulb out of this car (it is a little more involved then removing a battery or disconnecting the breather assembly) I will have to take the time and effort to change it myself the next time.
#101 of 153 Re: 2004 CTS oil dipstick reading [K9Will]
Jun 16, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Anyone figure this out yet?? I ALSO have a 2004 V 3.2 CTS and I am just about dipstick dry every time I go to change the oill (3000-3500 miles).
I don't notice any smoke anywhere and can't detect any leaks. If I add it it would probably be fine, but you shouldn't have to add that much oil to the car between each oil change......something is wrong!
#102 of 153 Re: 2004 CTS oil dipstick reading [stray1189]
Jun 23, 2010 (7:14 pm)
yes there is something wrong, others have had same problem look on cts forums here and you will see, my advice to you is make sure the oil is always full that my mean ckecking it every 1000 miles but if you don't you will be replacing a motor but as long as it stay mostly full you motor could last a long time, the damage is done it will be a high dollar repair anyway so try and milk it as long as you can HOPE this helps, also i do not why these motor use oil but a bet a nice GM tech does WHERE all waiting for the answer
#103 of 153 Should i Purchase 05 CTS?
Aug 04, 2010 (9:47 pm)
I found an 05 cts on craigslist with 68,000 miles reasonably priced about $1,000 below blue book. I called the guy a little while ago but since its late i imagine i will hear from him tommarow. It seems you guys have or have had alot of problems with this car so now im having second thoughts. The car is a 2005 cts 2.8 v6 and has a 6 speed manual transmission. Its a nice looking car but since i havnt talked to the owner yet i have yet to ask him all of the questions you do when interested in a car. ill be sure to ask him about a few things i've read on here,(to many to list). On other review sites it seems that the 03 &04 have a few problems but when it comes to the 05, 06, & 07, it rates them as if they have worked those problems out. I dont know much about Cadillacs but i do all maintance and repairs myself in the drive way on all of my other cars, and always have. Will this be a car i can work on myself? What do you think, is the car worth it? I Know its alot of miles but i would like to see what some experienced CTS owners have to say. Thanks for you help.....Jay
#104 of 153 Re: Should i Purchase 05 CTS? [jayvh1]
Aug 05, 2010 (7:31 pm)
I had an '05 with the 3.6 engine. I now have an '09. I drove the '05 49,000 miles. I had to replace the water pump at 48,000 miles. Other than the tires, I did not have any other problem. I loved the car. With the 2.8 engine, you have the smaller engine. It will not have the power of the 3.6, which was very quick. The manual tranny should help that. My friend has one like mine and he has 110,000 miles on his. He had to have the engine completely overhauled at 50,000, but Cadillac covered it. He feels pretty solid about the car.
#105 of 153 Re: Should i Purchase 05 CTS? [temj12]
Aug 08, 2010 (11:25 am)
thanks for your advice. i drove the car yesterday (sat) and it is a very fun car to drive with the 6 speed manual. you're right, the manual does help with the cars "quickness" it would move through gears pretty fast when i would get on the gas pedal, very throttle responsive. I like the car but a few things worry me still....1 the miles, 69k, the car is flawless inside and out. I need something nice and reliable since i will be doing some regular comuting & driving the car alot. The owner assured me that he would get right into the car and take it anywhere. He said last summer he & his wife drove it to Maine and back, he lives in PA, its a long enough trip. He also does not seem to be in a hurry to sell it, he seems confident in the car, so much that when i told him about my concerns for the miles and the way that it sounds when you shift from 1st gear to 2nd, and from 2nd to 3rd he just casually said, "think about it, your welcome to come back and drive it again anytime". 2nd the only other thing i noticed was like i just said...when you shift from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd you hear like a linkage noise. its not gears grinding, no matter if you let the clutch out slow or fast, or with added gas pedal or no gas you still hear it. its not a horribly nasty noise but i do notice it. when i told him about it he said he had never herd/felt it before so now i dont know if im not use to the car or if i got more of a feel for the clutch and gears that maybe i could not let it happen. But through those gears, i remember yesterday that no matter how smooth i tryed to shift it or how smooth i tried to release the clutch i would still hear the noise and some times a little jerk as if i was just letting go of the clutch really fast, but i wasnt. i think i need to go back and drive the car again, this time i will take my brother and let him see what im talking about so that i can get a second opinion & we can also srutinize the car together....Any ideas on this shifting matter? Also there is an open recall on the car, i saw it on carfax and i told the owner, he said yes he knew & had recieved a letter from Cadillac in the mail, he just hasnt had the time to take it in to be replaced. its only "front brake line corosion", i guess 1 of the front brake lines corodes quickly? Overall what do you think?
Aug 08, 2010 (7:07 pm)
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#107 of 153 Re: Paragraphs. . . [cdnpinhead]
Aug 21, 2010 (7:28 pm)
knine will here the manuel trans should have very few problems with it the 2.8 motor has been arround a long time it should be a good motor
#108 of 153 Re: Paragraphs. . . [cdnpinhead]
Aug 22, 2010 (5:21 am)
You're right about paragraphs. Post by jayvh1 is essentially unreadable. Wonder if he had something interesting to say ....