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

Air Bag System Precautions -> General Motors Corp. -> Arming -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Passenger Cars
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

Reverse disarming procedures to arm the Supplemental Restraint System, noting the following:

  • Ensure all disconnected SRS electrical connectors are securely connected and routed.
  • Install all removed fuses in proper locations.
  • From a safe position at sides of or below air bag module, Turn ignition switch to ON position and observe Air Bag or SRS warning lamp.
  • On all models except Prizm and 1990 Corvette, warning lamp should flash seven to nine times, then go off.
  • On Prizm models, warning lamp should light for six seconds,...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient -> Slow Or No Release
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Brakes Grab

  • Contaminated, worn or faulty brake linings.
  • Drum or brake rotor out-of-round.
  • Faulty brake booster.

Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient

  • Contaminated, glazed or faul...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aveo, Chevette 1.8L Diesel, Corvette, GTO, LaCrosse, Malibu (2004-06) & Malibu Maxx, Vibe, XLR, 2004-05 Corvette & 1998-2002 Metro & Prizm
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the v...

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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

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

The Tire Pressure Monitor system warns the driver when a significant loss, or gain of tire...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect air intake duct hose from Mass Air Flow (MAF) and Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor.
  • Remove intake air resonator to cooling fan attaching bolts.
  • Disconnect air intake duct hoses from throttle body then lift intake air resonator from frame.
  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise to release tension.
  • Slide drive belt from water pump pulley, allowing tensioner to return and then remove dr...

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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 3.6 V6 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

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

  • Disconnect Intake Air Temperature (IAT) and Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor connectors.
  • Remove air intake duct/cleaner.
  • Remove mounting bolts and radiator upper support. Record upper radiator support position in relation to fan shroud for installation.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then drain coolant into suit...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning Compressor and Power Steering Pump -> Water Pump and Alternator
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Water Pump and Alternator

  • Remove front compartment sight shield as required.
  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise to release drive belt tension.
  • Slide drive belt off of water pump pulley.
  • Slowly release drive belt tensioner.
  • Remove drive belt from accessory drive pulleys.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Air Conditioning...

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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+.

Battery Negative Cable Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GASBattery Negative Cable Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Connector C-103
  • Ground G-105
  • Battery Negative Cable Connector
  • Steering Wheel Components Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GASSteering Wheel Components Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Steering Column
  • Steering Wheel
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Coil
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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:
  • Horn Switch
  • Horn Assembly
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module
  • Dash Integration Module
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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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