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2006 Cadillac CTS CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Cadillac REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Dual Piston Front Disc Brake -> Caliper Service -> Assemble -> Bushing & Boot Replacement -> Disassemble -> Inspection -> Installation -> Mounting Bracket Service -> Removal
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

Removal

  • Drain master cylinder fluid level to 1/3 full.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove front tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Mark wheel to hub and bearing relationship for installation alignment.
  • Push pistons back together into caliper bores using suitable C-clamp and block of wood.
  • Remove mounting bolt, copper washer and inlet fitting. Plug opening in inlet fitting. Do not crimp brake hose.
  • Remove two mounting bolts and caliper.

Disassemble

  • Position shop towel in interior component of caliper, then slowly apply compressed air to inlet port and remove pistons. One piston must be parti...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 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: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove exhaust system.
  • Remove propeller shaft coupler-to-transmission flange bolts, nuts and washers. Remove only propeller shaft coupler-to-transmission flange bolts. Do not remove coupler from propeller shaft.
  • Remove propeller shaft coupler-to-differential flange bolts, nuts and washers. Remove only propeller shaft coupler-to-differential flange bolts. Do not remove coupler from propeller shaft.
  • Support propeller shaft at support bearing.
  • Remove bolts securing support bearing to vehicle underbody.
  • Push front propeller shaft toward rear of vehicle in or...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Relearn Procedures
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 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 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect starter solenoid electrical connector.
  • Remove starter terminal nut, then positive battery cable from starter.
  • R...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 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 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Service Air Cond Lamp -> Cadillac
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

This lamp should light when the A/C system detects a low refrigerant charge. The lamp should light for approximately two seconds after ignition has been turned on as a bulb inspection.

If while operating vehicle, the lamp lights for approximately 60 seconds and then goes off, the refrigerant level is low enough to cause reduced cooling capacity. At this point the blower motor will increase speed to try to offset the loss in cooling capacity. The lamp will be automatically reset after system has been inspected and refrigerant c...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from cooling pipe using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from cooling pipe and from vehicle.
  • Reverse proced...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning Compressor and Power Steering Pump -> Water Pump and Alternator
Vehicle: 2006 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 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Exterior Lamps Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GASExterior Lamps Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • High Mounted Stop Lamp
  • Backup Lamp
  • Tail Lamp
  • Fog Lamp
  • Wiper System Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS  2.8 V6 GASWiper System Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Wiper Module
  • Windshield Wiper Switch
  • Windshield Washer Switch
  • Steering Wheel
  • Windshield Wiper Module Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2006 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Evaporator Temperature Sensor
  • Mode Actuator
  • Heater/ Vent/ Air Conditioning Control Module
  • Air Temperature Actuator Driver
  • Air Temperature Actuator Passenger
  • 2006 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Data Link Connector
  • Radio
  • Ignition Relay
  • Message Center
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program
    Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2006 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 2006 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 2006 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 2006 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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