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  • Birthday 05/10/1954

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    1998 Seville STS - 2002 Seville STS
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  1. Did they want your first born too Try Ebay?
  2. @BodybyFisher & I had this conversation a while back. The problem with a LOT of power on a transverse mounted drivetrain is "TORQUE STEER", the more power you apply in the pursuit of CTSV coupes the more torque steer you build into the handling aspect. The N* was capable of sooo much more power. but the designers/engineers "detuned" it because of torque steer. In my experience, this is very apparent in the Allante, as I have experienced it first hand. I agree with Bruce; The first generation CTS-V is based on the same rear-wheel-drive GM Sigma platform as is the base model CTS. The use of a V8 engine required a unique engine cradle distinct from the base CTS V6. Larger anti-roll bars and larger shocks were also added. The spring rate was significantly increased. The 2006-2007 update also included a stronger rear differential and half shaft design. Unique front and rear treatments also included mesh grilles over the front openings, a track-ready suspension, and 18×8.5 inch wheels inside of P245/45R18 Z-rated Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar run-flat tires. Brakes were 13.97 in (355 mm) rotors in the front, with 14.37 in (365 mm) rotors in the rear - each with four-piston Brembo calipers on the front and rear wheels. In addition, GM badges were added on 2006 models. For performance enthusiasts, a high performance suspension package (RPO FG2) was available as a dealer installed option.
  3. I seen this one but it says "real time damping" I took that to mean F45, BUT it's worth a call to verify.
  4. Easier to pull the wheel off if you have aset of jack stands.
  5. LOL, I wasn't paying attention to the fine print, didn't even see that at first. I noticed it after I opened the drop down menu. I was doing it at work during a lull in the storm. When I changed the search to 2004 I got a discontinued part number, so not sure anyone carries the MagneRide. You may have to go to a recycler, or convert to passive suspension. If you have a Cadillac dealer in country give them a call.
  6. Found this part number, http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/cadillac/seville/22064765/2002-year/sts-trim/4-6l-v8-gas-engine/front-suspension-cat/front-suspension-scat/?part_name=strut Same part shows for 2003 STS as well. Even Amazon has one https://www.amazon.com/General-Motors-22064765-Suspension-Assembly/dp/B000Q8R8B0
  7. Ooops, the link only lists F45 option parts. I'll have to look for the connector on my car to be sure I'm not mixing apples and oranges.
  8. The connector is at the bottom of the strut, follow the wire harness from the strut, the connectors are usually clipped to the body.
  9. Here is a website ( CarJunky ) that has OEM style struts. https://www.carjunky.com/products/Shock Absorber-Cadillac-seville?base-attributes[year_description]=2002&base-attributes[make_description]=Cadillac&base-attributes[part_name_description]=Shock+Absorber&base-attributes[model_description]=Seville BUT FIRST..... Disconnect the strut connector, measure the resistance at the strut side of the connector. The acceptable value range is .5 to 2.0 ohms, if outside of that range replace the strut. If it is within that range, then check the wiring for damage, and/or replace the module.
  10. Yes, it is MagneRide. Do you have a Digital Volt Ohm Meter ( DVOM )? it is "basically" the same code but different functioning components to check. A strut is still a strut but it is controlled by different components. You will need to do some resistance checks ( Ohms ) at the front strut, if it is a strut there are some resistors you can install to fool the module, if you want to keep the message off. The replacement struts are $500-$1000 US. I'm not sure how that translates in Swedens currency. It's strange, but my 98 wheels are in better condition at 130k miles than the 02 at 43K...
  11. A note about the RPO F45 and RPO F55; The F45 is a CVRSS system, The CVRSS module evaluates inputs and controls a solenoid in each shock or strut to provide suspension damping control. The F55 is a MagneRide adaptive suspension with Magnetorheological damper system that uses magnetically controlled dampers, or shock absorbers, for a highly adaptive ride. (2002–03): Debut application for MagneRide, replacing CVRSS. As you can see they are like apples and oranges.
  12. Hi, The C0584 is a Electronic Suspension Control (ESC) module code. The module has seen an incorrect resistance value from the right front strut assembly. There are a couple of RPO codes, RPO F55 & RPO F45 depending on build date, but the easiest way to verify what your STS has is on the RPO label on the underside of the spare tire cover in the trunk. The problem can be a defective strut or it could also be a defective module. There are ways to trick the module into "thinking" the strut is fine, but the fix depends on the RPO code. BTW I have the twin to your 02 STS, only difference is mine does not have the sunroof, and I still have the factory wheels.
  13. I have a 98 STS that needs the sockets as Logan stated, I prolonged the agony and bought a little time with dielectric grease because parts are so hard to come by where I live at the end of the world. BUT, they should be replaced