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2004 Cadillac CTS CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Cadillac REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> CTS -> Thermal Expansion Valve (TXV), Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

  • Remove instrument panel as outlined in "Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module, Replace."
  • Remove insulation from TXV then the screw and HVAC line clamp.
  • Remove TXV to evaporator mounting bolts, l...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-06 Gasoline Engine Models Except Catera, LeMans (1988-93) Metro, Nova (1985-88), Saturn & Sprint -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Insert a drift or punch into brake rotor and against caliper in order to prevent wheel hub and bearing from turning.
  • Remove and discard wheel drive shaft spindle nut.
  • Remove drift or punch from rotor.
  • Remove rear knuckle assembly.
  • Using a suitable tool, carefully release wheel drive shaft from rear differential enough to install seal...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Relearn Procedures
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

If using the pressure increase decrease method, the procedure must be completed within 15 minutes from when the vehicle was driven at a speed of 20 mph or greater for 10 seconds.

  • Place the ignition switch in the ACC position.
  • Press the keyless entry transmitter lock and unlock buttons at the same time until the horn emits a chirp sound. If the horn does not chirp with in 15 seconds, repeat steps 1 and 2.
  • If GM tool No. J-46079 or equivalent is available, starting with the left front tire, hold the antenna of the tool No. J-46079 near the valve stem on the wheel, then press the a...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly.
  • Drain coolant into suitable container.
  • Disconnect surge tank hose.
  • Remove fan shroud to radiator mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect upper radiator hose at radiator.
  • Remove A/C line retaining clip retaining screw.
  • Disconnect fan motor electrical connector.
  • Pull upward to remove fan as...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

On 2003-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

On 2008-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 25,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the rear hood seal from flange on the passenger side air inlet grille panel.
  • Remove the four screws retaining the passenger side air inlet grille panel to the cowl panel.
  • Lift the passenger side air inlet grille panel and pull inward to...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Change Oil, Change Oil Now Or Change Oil Soon Lamp & Messages -> 2003-04 CTS -> Base Audio System -> Navigation System
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

Base Audio System

  • Press the up or down arrow on the INFO button located to right of DIC (Driver Information Center) display to access the DIC menu.
  • Once 100% ENGINE OIL LIFE menu item is highlighted, press and hold CLR button.
  • Percentage will return to 100 and oil life indicator will be reset.
  • Repeat the procedure if the percentage does not return to 100.

Navigation System

  • Turn system on by pressing PWR/VOL knob once. The PWR/VOL knob is located to the lower left of the...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Raise and support vehicle. A mirror is needed to see bolt, which is located next to engine at base of head and at top of transmission bell house.
  • Remove lower bolt from heater pipe assembly at thermostat assembly.
  • Lower vehicle.
  • Remove cover assembly to engine intake manifold.
  • Remove battery tray.
  • Remove lower bolt securing battery tray to panel assembly on front air inlet housing.
  • Remove nuts securing panel assembly to front of dash.
  • Remove panel assembly from vehicle.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater pipe using hose ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Accessory -> Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

Accessory

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise to release drive belt tension.
  • Slide drive belt off of water pump pulley.
  • Slowly release drive belt tensioner and remove drive belt from accessory drive pulleys.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Air Conditioning

  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Disconnect surge tank hose.
  • Remove fan shroud to radiator mounting bolts.
  • ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Variable Effort Steering Actuator Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASVariable Effort Steering Actuator Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Variable Effort Steering Actuator
  • Power Steering Rack
  • Variable Effort Steering Actuator Wiring Harness
  • Center Of The Engine Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GASCenter Of The Engine Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Knock Sensor No.2
  • Knock Sensor No.1
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Cadillac CTS  3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Radio
  • Generator
  • Charge Indicator
  • Engine Control Module
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Driver Door Module
  • HVAC Control Module
  • Front Passenger Door Module
  • Driver Outside Rearview Mirror
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: Squeak/Creak Type Noise from Front of Vehicle When Braking or Turning
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Brakes, Power Brakes, Traction Control
  • Steering, Suspension
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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