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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Single Piston Rear Disc Brake -> Adjustments -> Parking Brake
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Parking Brake

  • Apply service brake with pedal force of 175 lbs., and release.
  • Fully apply parking brake using approximately 125 lbs., of force on final stroke and release.
  • Apply and release parking brake two additional times.
  • Inspect parking brake pedal assembly for full release by turning ignition On and observing brake warning lamp. Lamp should be off.
  • If brake warning lamp is on and parking brake appears to be fully released, operate manual pedal release lever and pull downward on front park brake cable to remove slack from pedal assembly.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Inspect parking brake...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

The Low Tire Pressure warning lamp and/or the DIC (Driver Information Center) Low Tire Pressure message can be cl...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Check Gauge Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

The Check Gauge warning lamp will light to warn the driver to inspect the oil pressure gauge, engine coolant temperature ga...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Air Conditioning Compressor and Power Steering Pump -> Water Pump and Alternator
Vehicle: 2008 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2008 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Brake Fluid Cluster Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASBrake Fluid Cluster Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Brake Fluid Level Switch
  • Master Cylinder
  • Brake Fluid Level Switch Connector
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASHeated Oxygen Sensor Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Sunload Sensor
  • Body Control Module
  • DRL Relay
  • Fuse Block
  • HVAC Control Module
  • 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Body Control Module
  • Engine Control Module
  • Driver Information Center
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Coil
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: BluetoothA® Option Availability
    Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2008 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 2008 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 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 2008 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 2008 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 2008 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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