Showing articles & questions for topic
CTS

Related articles

5 Comfortable Sports Cars Your Parents Won't Complain About Riding In
The most comfortable sports cars combine high performance with a smooth ride. Options include the Alpina B6, Audi S8 Plus, and Mercedes-AMG S65.

Related questions

Question
After shifting from parked
You can have the transmission and engine mounts checked and the transmission checked but as far as I know this is considered a normal condition when you first engage the transmission. The pressure in the transmission and the gear engagement...
Question
Can i remove oil pan from 05 CTS 2.8 without pulling motor ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The engine will need to at least be partially removed from the vehicle in order to remove the pan. You have to compensate for the oil pick up tube at the bottom of the...
Question
car wont start
Hi there: Before you make the decision to replace the battery, you might want to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection; so they can verify whether the battery is the issue, or if...
Question
Tranny kickdown on at freeway speeds causes massive white exhaust.
Hello there, white smoke under acceleration with your 2008 Cadillac CTS can be caused by many different issues. When white smoke is seen it is almost always due to coolant being burned in the engine. The most common causes of...
Question
bushing diffeential box replaces price
Hi there. We may need additional information to provide you with an accurate estimate for the bushing replacement. Be sure to have the make, model, mileage, and vin number readily available for customer service. Your Mechanic has technicians available that...
Question
Could an oil leak turn into a transmission problem?
Hi there. What seemed to happen is that the spark plug well was full of engine oil and when you removed the spark plugs, the oil got into the cylinders. Now, if the rings were sealing very well, the oil...
Question
The car starts but when you press the gas pedal no response
If there is no throttle response when you start your car it can be caused by a few things. Most of the time this is caused by an issue with the throttle body itself. The motor inside of the throttle...
Question
Sometimes i can turn my key all the way and it'll start the car. Other times it wont. Despite that, the key is locked in my igniti
Hello. This is a very common problem on this vehicle. It is almost always a failing ignition switch. The switch fails and causes the key lock cylinder to hang up and not turn right. I usually remove the key lock...
Question
Cost to install transmission? 2008 Cadillac CTS
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. I recommend you check with a reputable transmission repair shop in your area for a transmission replacement quote. Thanks for thinking of YourMechanic though!
Question
How many spark plugs and does it have a coil pack
Hi There, Your vehicle should have 6 spark plugs; one for each cylinder. You should also have 6 coil packs; again one for each cylinder. Should you need further assistance with changing these, I would recommend having a professional come...
Question
Anti theft lock reset?
Have you tried installing a new battery in your key fob? A weak or dead battery in the key fob can sometimes cause problems in communication with the vehicle and trigger the anti-theft. Any faults stored in the vehicles computer...
Question
Car stutters and makes noise as it accelerates.
Hi there. The loud noise that you are hearing could be either the engine speed is high or the radiator fan is coming on. The engine stumbling when accelerated could be caused by either a dirty fuel filter or a...
Question
My key is stuck in ignition
Hi there: Before you begin to worry that something may be faulty or broken, here are some simple checks you can perform: Check the key position: On the ignition switch, check to make sure that they key is in the...
Question
Car runs, then stalls from passlock, then goes again, sometime turning off the car.
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like you may be experiencing some sort of issue related to the passlock system itself, or perhaps with the key. If your key has an electronic transponder or remote then it may be...
Question
Cadillac CTS OnStar disconnection
Hello. The OnStar system is wired to receive a wide variety of inputs so that immediate assistance can be provided in the event of an accident. For this reason it may very well be possible that the system is tied...
Question
Does the car make clatter noises before the serpentine belt breaks?
Hi there: When a serpentine belt is about to break, it can make many different types of sounds and produce multiple warning signs or symptoms. However, it's recommended to replace the pulley's and the belt at the same time, as...
Question
When I accelerate, loud ticking noise at low rpm, car jerks and stutters. It goes away at higher rpms.
The misfiring could be ignition or fuel related. If the plugs have not been replaced, on the timetable set forth in the maintenance schedule, that is certainly one possibly. Also, the plug wires could be tested. Diagnostic Trouble codes that...
Question
Car stutters, loud tick at low rpm
Hello. It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues going on here. Most of the time it is caused by a misfire which can mean that you need a tune up. I usually check the ignition coils...
Question
whats the cost of replacing timing chains and plugs cover gaskets and plug wires?
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your timing chain has worn to the point of affecting engine performance. This is commonly caused by worn guides, or a stretched chain, both of which cannot be repaired, only replaced....
Question
Engine swap 2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6l
Hi there - while the 2.8 may bolt up, and the (automatic) transmission is the same, the electronic control software is different. Swapping engine and transmission controllers from the 2.8l into your CTS MAY allow a relatively smooth swap, but...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question