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Back hatch won't open all the way and then closes
Hi. I suggest you try to open the door manually by switching the liftgate to manual mode. There is an on/off switch that allows you to do this located on the overhead console. This system is quite complex and it...
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Q: Car not shifting out of drive
Hi there. You can be experiencing 1 of 2 things. Your vehicle's brake switch which indicates that the brake is pressed allowing you to shift gears may be malfunctions. These typically deteriorate overtime causing the shifter to be "stuck." Secondly...
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Door handle not working from outside
A common failure for your vehicle is that the outside door handle will break. When this happens, the door will not open from the outside, as you are describing. I would ask for assistance from one of the mechanics at...
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Pinging sound a
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2012 Cadillac Escalade. A pinging noise is typically used to refer to spark knock or a damaged engine running condition. Did the Check Engine Light return with the same codes after doing...
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My traction control is off and half of the engine doesn't work, I hooked up a computer to it and the P0800 code is on
Hello, thanks for writing in. P0800 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's Transfer Case Control system. When the transfer case control module, a computer that is separate from the engine computer, detects an issue with the...
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Can I change the oil from regular to synthetic safely?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Decades ago when synthetic oils were introduced, some older vehicles experienced oil leaks that were believed to be due to synthetic oils having smaller and more consistently sized molecules compared to conventional oil. It was...
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hi the code p0700 came on on my 2008 escalade how can i fix this?
This trouble code refers to a transmission control malfunction. This can mean a number of different things. The transmissoin could be damaged internally or there may be some sort of electronic malfunction with the transmission. I would recommend having a...
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The housing for the starter outside bolt hole is cracked and can't get the bolts to hold the starter in its rightful place 2008 Cadillac Escalade
Hi - while it may be possible to remove the starter and repair the housing (weld and re-drill the hole), the most practical approach is to simply replace the starter. It could well cost just as much to repair it...
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Why would I have to turn the key twice to start my 2005 Cadillac Escalade
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause a delayed start on this vehicle, but most of the time the issue is caused by a fuel system issue. It is caused by fuel pressure bleeding off when the...
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my 2005 cadillac escalade wont shift out of first gear what can be the problem
Hi there. Thanks for your email to YourMechanic.com's Ask a Mechanic. In most cases, when a transmission will not shift out of first gear, it is due to one of two things. First, and most common; is due to dirty...
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Where is the emergency brake located at on the Cadillac Escalade ESV 2009
Hi There, Your emergency brake should be located down to your left under the dash and should have a small foot pedal to press it with. It should look almost like a very small brake pedal.
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I had the code po342
You will need to make sure the CMP sensor wires are not out of position and near any high voltage wires or coils. If the problem continues then remove the sensor again and check the reluctor on the cam for...
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My Cadillac Escalade just got returned to me from the shop, because it wouldn’t start. They said they replaced the computer, but n
This sounds like you have electrical connection issues with the dash or body control module. These vehicles are known to have electrical connection corrosion buildup that caused these erratic electrical problems including no starts and running issues. This problem will...

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