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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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks from 1990+

    Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    Power Brake Units -> Description -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
    Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

    AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type

    This unit utilizes a vacuum power chamber, consisting of a front and rear shell, housing divider, front and rear diaphragm, plate assemblies, hydraulic pushrod and a diaphragm return spring, Fig. .

    In normal operating mode, with service brakes in released position, the booster operates with vacuum on both sides of its diaphragms. When brakes are applied, air at atmospheric pressure is admitted to one side of each diaphragm to provide power assist. When the service brake is released, atmospheric air is shut off f...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & Storm -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
    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 vehicle relearns its adaptive strateg...

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

    Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 2009 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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

    Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.

    Diagnostic Tests

    Refer to Figs. and for diagnostic test procedures.

    Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector), and follow manufacturer's instructions.

    Intermittent & Poor Connections

    Intermittents

    Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:

    • Wiring broken inside insulation.
    • Poor connection between male and female terminal at c...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks from 1990+.

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS V 6.2 V8 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove right catalytic converter.
    • Remove starter solenoid terminal nut.
    • Remove positive battery cable terminal from starter.
    • Remove starter solenoid...

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    CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

    Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS V 6.2 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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Change Oil, Change Oil Now Or Change Oil Soon Lamp & Messages -> 2005-09 CTS -> Less DIC (Driver Information Center) & Navigation System -> w/ DIC (Driver Information Center) -> w/Navigation System
    Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

    Less DIC (Driver Information Center) & Navigation System

    • Turn ignition on, but do not start engine.
    • Fully depress and release accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.
    • Turn ignition Off.
    • Start engine. If "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" lamp lights, system did not reset. Repeat reset procedure.

    w/ DIC (Driver Information Center)

    • Press up and down arrow on INFO button located to right of DIC menu.
    • Once XXX% ENGINE OIL LIFE menu is highlighted, press and hold CLR button. The percentage will return to 100 and oil life indicator will be reset. Repeat procedure if percentage does not return to 1...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks from 1990+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

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

    Ignition Switch Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASIgnition Switch Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Ignition Key Alarm Switch
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder Case
  • Transmission Control Module Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASTransmission Control Module Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Fuse Block
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 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:
  • LH Front Door Speaker
  • RH Front Door Speaker
  • Audio Amplifier
  • Rear Subwoofer Speaker
  • Center Front Speaker
  • 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • Engine Control Module
  • Clutch Pedal Position Sensor
  • Fuse Block Underhood
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: PARTS RESTRICTION ON ORDERING ONSTAR GENERATION 5 AND 6 VEHICLE COMMUNICATION INTERFACE MODULES (VCIM) - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: INFORMATION FOR DEALERS ON HOW TO SUBMIT A FIELD PRODUCT REPORT - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

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