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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+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> CTS -> Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Assembly, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Remove mounting screw behind ashtray and pull control module trim plate outward.
  • Disconnec...

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Dual Piston Front Disc Brake -> Brake System Bleed -> Bleed Sequence -> Manual -> Pressure
Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

Manual

Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic systems. However, if a pressure bleeder is unavailable, use the following procedure. Brake fluid damages painted surfaces. Immediately clean any spilled fluid.

  • Remove vacuum reserve by pumping brakes several times with engine off.
  • Fill master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid. Do not let reservoir fall below half full during bleeding procedure.
  • If required, bleed master cylinder as follows:
    • Loosen master cylinder forward brake line connection until fluid flows from reservoir, then tighten brake line.
    • Have assistant t...

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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 Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-06 Gasoline Engine Models Except Catera, LeMans (1988-93) Metro, Nova (1985-88), Saturn & Sprint -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

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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+.

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 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 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+.

Relearn Procedures
Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

  • Place the ignition switch in the On position.
  • Using the keyless entry transmitters press the lock and unlock buttons at the same time until a horn chirp sounds indicating the learn mode has been actuated.
  • Using a suitably programmed scan tool, connect the scan tool to the DLC (Data Link Connector) located under the lefthand side of the instrument panel. Initiate the TPMS Learn Mode. A double horn chirp will sound indicating the Learn Mode has been enabled.
  • Starting with the left front tire, hold the antenna of GM tool J-46079, or equivalent, near the valve stem on the wheel, the...

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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: 2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle using suitable lift.
  • Disconnect HO2S electrical connector at sensor.
  • Remove exhaust pipe to lefthand and righthand catalytic converter attaching nuts.
  • Lower exhaust and allow to rest on floor panel brace.
  • Remove lefthand and righthand converter seal and gasket.
  • Remove converter to hanger and then the converter to exhaust manifold attaching nuts.
  • Remove righthand catalytic converter.
  • Remove starter heat shield bolt and nut, then the starter heat shield.
  • Remove starter soleno...

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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: 2004 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 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 -> Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Indicator -> 2008-09 CTS -> Relearn -> Reset
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Reset

The Low Tire Pressure warning lamp and/or the DIC (Driver Information Center) Low Tire Pressure message can be cleared by adjusting the tires to the recommended pressure and driving the vehicle at a speed above 25 mph for more that 2 minutes.

Relearn

  • Place the ignition switch in the on position.
  • Using the keyless entry transmitters press the lock and unlock buttons at the same time until a horn chirp sounds indicating the learn mode has been actuated.
  • Using a suitably programmed scan tool, connect the scan tool to the DLC (Data Link Connector) located under the lefthand side of the...

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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+

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 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 -> Accessory -> Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 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 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

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

Window Components Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GASWindow Components Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Rearview Mirror
  • Window Defogger
  • Ground G303
  • Connector C308
  • Connector C305
  • Console Diagram for 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GASConsole Diagram for 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Sport Mode Switch
  • Shift Control Assembly
  • Electronic PRNDL Connector
  • Winter Mode Switch
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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.

    2005 Cadillac CTS  2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Ignition Relay
  • Rear Integration Module
  • Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Solenoid Assembly
  • 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Passenger Seat Adjuster Switch
  • Passenger Seat Rear Vertical Motor
  • Passenger Seat Front Vertical Motor
  • Passenger Seat Horizontal Motor
  • Passenger Seat Recline Motor
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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 ON ONSTAR SYSTEM - POSSIBLE LOSS OF GPS SIGNAL, HANDS-FREE CALLING MINUTES EXPIRE PREMATURELY AND/OR INABILITY TO ADD HANDS-FREE CALLING MINUTES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Inoperative, No Response
  • Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
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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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