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How do I know what size (volts) alternator I should order for my 06 Cadillac CTS 3.6?
Hey there. If you cannot find any markings on the alternator, then you can call or visit the local dealer with your vehicle identification number to the parts department and they should be able to tell you the exact part...
Sometimes my car runs loud from the front of the engine
From what you describe it would appear that an exhaust leak may be affecting your engine's performance. If the leak appears to come and go, then the first thing I would do is look at the vehicle's EGR valve and...
Got upper left ball joint replaced now make noise when I brake
You may have got a little grease on the inside of the rotor when work was done and this will cause the squeal from the brakes getting glazed. Try to go on a safe road where you can get up...
My brakes like skipped or jumped and I almost hit the curb.
Hello. There can be a hydraulic issue with the master cylinder, ABS pump, or even a brake fluid leak anywhere in the system. This is a safety issue and you should have a certified technician inspect the ABS system as...
Car will not start - 2005 Cadillac CTS
Okay, so hopefully you have another vehicle to get around in. The first thing you need to do is get that code scanned. Once you have the code, you should be able to narrow down the possible problems quite a...
Crank but no start on occasion
When you are putting in fuel, the vapors that build up during refueling normally go into the carbon canister to be stored. This is so that the engine can use them when you are cruising. The computer opens the purge...
after takeing off the fuel cap and putiing fuel after replacing the cap the car take 2or3 time to start turns over good but
The problem is a leaking purge control valve is not sealing fumes passing it from when the valve is off. This will allow excess fumes that builds up in the fuel tank from refueling. These fumes get into the intake...
Is there a tracking device on it
We can't be sure. I am sure most companies don't put tracking devices on their cars unless you have a package with OnStar or a low jack system but generally speaking most cars won't have tracking systems on them. If...
It has a rattling sound and once in a while it jerks and i have low oil level?
The rattling sound can depend on where the sound is coming from. This can be loose muffler mounts if coming from underneath the car or other loose engine component mounts if coming from under the hood or potentially loose suspension...
Can't pump gas, keeps shutting off
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is an issue that may be related to the gas pump itself or to the car. As you know the evaporation canister vents the fumes to allow you to...
Something is draining my battery, both battery and alternator have been checked and are working fine.
Hi. Your diagnosis is spot on! If the alternator and battery are good, something is causing a pretty significant drain on the battery, and this needs to be identified. This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the...
Car won't crank like theirs no gas.
The car's ability to crank over does not depend on whether or not it has gas in the tank. Since the dash lights light up, this suggests you have power so we can rule out the fact that there is...
Ignition switch starting in section step. All accessories come on dash but the check engine light is not coming on.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I am not completely sure how to interpret your question, so I will touch base on a few things hoping it will help you out. If I interpret correctly, your car takes two key cycles,...
Feeling a jerk when shifting from park to drive I already replaced the rear end mounting bushing twice do you have any idea
Hello there. The jerk when shifting from park to drive is a common problem with your 2006 Cadillac CTS. The most common causes are the engine mounts or the transmission mounts. Your vehicle has several engine mounts and transmission mounts....
No start no crank
Hello. If this occurred right after the vehicle was jumped and after driving the vehicle for a while then the fuses needs to be checked first. This is where I typically start as a battery failure or a jump starting...
Attempted to change oil filter, but the oil filter cap broke, the top half of cap is broken off, the threaded part still remains.
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would proceed to carefully continue with the hammer and chisel. You could also try using a punch with the hammer to try and spin it out. The sudden shock from the punch could help...
Car broke down and won't work. Need help
Hi, thanks for writing in. It would be very difficult to diagnose this issue without performing a quality inspection. If you feel that the mechanic is trying to overcharge you for something you may not need, I would recommend getting...
Car won't start after getting gas
Hello. If this is occurring right after you get fuel then most of the time it is caused by a vent valve or purge valve that is sticking open. Most of the time it is a purge valve problem. This...
I was told I need a new water pump. Coolant leak into my left headlight. Car never overheated.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Water pumps will wear out eventually. Replacing them is very important to the lifespan of your vehicle. Temperature gauges in vehicles are largely misunderstood. They will only give you accurate readings if they are submerged...
My passenger front door is getting water inside when it rains. What should I do?
Hi there. From the description you have given, it seems unusual for the passenger door getting wet inside, affecting both front and rear window operation on the passenger side. It could be the weatherstrip seals have deteriorated or they are...

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