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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+

    Electric Cooling Fans -> CTS -> Component Replacement -> Auxiliary -> Main
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Main

    • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
    • Disconnect surge tank hose.
    • Remove fan shroud to radiator and air plenum mounting bolts.
    • Disconnect upper radiator hose.
    • Remove mounting bolt and position coolant bypass valve aside.
    • Disconnect coolant bypass solenoid from fan shroud.
    • On models equipped with 3.2L engine, proceed as follows:
      • Disconnect the Mass Air Flow/Intake Air Temperature (MAF/IAT) sensor electrical connector.
      • Disconnect air intake duct hose from MAF/IAT sensor.
      • Remove two mounting ...

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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+.

    Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Brake Distribution Valve & Switch -> Brake Warning Lamp Switches -> Combination Valve -> Components -> Diagonally Split System -> Failure Warning Switch -> Fluid Level Sensor -> Front & Rear Split System -> Metering Valve -> Proportioning Or Pressure Control Valve -> Warning Lamp
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS V 6.2 V8 GAS

    Front & Rear Split System

    When the brake pedal is depressed, both the primary (front brake) and the secondary (rear brake) master cylinder pistons are moved simultaneously to exert hydraulic fluid pressure on their respective systems.

    If the rear brake system fails, initial brake pedal movement will cause the unrestricted secondary piston to bottom in the master cylinder bore. Primary piston movement will displace hydraulic fluid in the primary section of the master cylinder to actuate the front brake system.

    If the front brake system fails, initial brake pedal movement will cause the ...

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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: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 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 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: 2007 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+.

    Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
    Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Refer to Fig. for wirin...

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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+.

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

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Remove accessory drive belt.
    • Remove alternator electrical connectors.
    • Remove battery feed terminal nut from alternator.
    • Remove battery feed cable.
    • R...

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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 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 -> 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+

    Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
    Vehicle: 2010 Cadillac CTS Premium 3.6 V6 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
    Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

    • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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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+.

    Heated Seat Components Diagram for 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GASHeated Seat Components Diagram for 2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Seat Thermistor
  • Heated Seat Element
  • Seat Cover
  • Fuel Tank Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASFuel Tank Diagram for 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor
  • Connector C420
  • Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Connector
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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 V 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Memory Seat Module
  • Lumbar Adjuster Switch- Driver
  • Lumbar Horizontal Motor Assembly- Driver
  • 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Parking Lamp Relay
  • Ignition Relay
  • Power Seats
  • Trunk Door Release Solenoid Relay
  • Power Doors
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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: Unwanted Repeated Calls to OnStarA® / Replace VCIM
    Vehicle: 2007 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Erratic Operation
  • Document: HEM FLANGE RUST REPAIR - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
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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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