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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+

General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 2003-04 -> Pressure Gauge Indication
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Due to the different types of models and systems, typical pressure gauge indications should be used as a guide only. Refer to the "Performance Tests" or "System Pressure Check" for the particular model being tested. When indi...

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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 Single Piston Rear Disc Brake -> Disc Brake Specifications -> Caliper Specifications
Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

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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 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: 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 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 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: 2010 Cadillac CTS Luxury 3.0 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+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor

Each tire pressure sensor has an internal power supply which has a service life of 10 years.

Removal
  • Loosen the lug nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, then remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Prior to dismounting the tire from the wheel, note the following precautions:
    • Position the bead breaking fixture 90° from the valve stem when separating the tire bead from the wheel.
    • Place the mounting and dismounting head so that the tire iron or pry bar can be inserted slightly clockwise of the sensor body when prying the tire bead up and over ...

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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: 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Support exhaust system with suitable jack.
  • Disconnect exhaust system from lefthand and righthand catalytic converters.
  • Disconnect HO2S electrical connector.
  • Remove righthand catalytic converter to exhaust manifold ret...

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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 -> Anti-Lock Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. The lamp may light for as long as 30 seconds as a bulb and system inspection. If lamp remains lit or lights while operating the vehicle, a fault condition in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. When lamp is lit, turn ignition Off, then restart engine. If l...

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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: 2010 Cadillac CTS V 6.2 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Loosen hose clamp connecting hose to radiator.
  • Loosen hose clamp connecting hose to coolant pipe.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedu...

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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: 2005 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 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
  • 2005 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Rear Integration Module
  • Heated Seat Module- Driver
  • Heater/Vent/Air Conditioning Control Module
  • Heated Seat- Driver
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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: Compass Is Sluggish, Stuck, Or Will Not Calibrate
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Document: AUDIO WHINE NOISE FROM RADIO SPEAKERS WHEN USING ONSTAR - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Entertainment: Stereo, Radio, Cassettes
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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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