brucecaple@cox.net

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About brucecaple@cox.net

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  • Birthday 04/13/1963

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma

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  • Car Model and Year
    1997 Cadillac STS 4dr Touring Sedan
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)
  1. I replaced the brake pads and found the "Front right position sensor" that was discussed and the lever was free floating. I noticed that the lower lever that connects to the upper lever was disconnected. I reinserted those connections and continued with the brakes. Once completed I started the car, waiting approx. 30 seconds, before the compressor for the air ride system kicked on. It ran for 10 seconds, trying to determine the system reliablity and then shut off. It continued this process every 30 seconds for a total of 3 cycles before shutting off completely. The backend is still lowered and I have no new error codes in relation to this system. I may put the backend back up on stands and pull the air lines off the air shocks and turn the key on, to see if the air comes out the lines. If air comes through the lines successfully, does that mean my shocks are bad, or could it still be something else? Thanks for yor help!
  2. Right on I'm 46 but I look 30 which was bad when I was young tring to look older, but now that I'm older I like the fact I look younger..lol!! My wife says so too since she's much younger than I am. I've had all kinds of vechiles, from classic's to trucks, but my Cadillac has been a fun car to drive and work on. It's the perfect sporty family car.
  3. I suppose your talking about the front right wheel or is it the right rear wheel? I have to change the front brake pads tomorrow, so I'll check it then, if it's the front. Question; Do you know what role the front right position sensor input plays in relation to the rear ride control system? Thanks for your help!!!
  4. After being troubled by all the error codes, I researched on the internet to find what these error codes really meant. During this process I downloaded every code with descriptions at http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/dtcobd2.html. It also explained how to access these codes to clear. After I cleared all the history codes the only codes that wouldn't clear were the RSS C1761 (Right Front Position Sensor Input Fault), PZM B0533 (Fuel Sensor Open/Shorted To B+) & PZM B2719 (CTD-Trunk Tamper Switch Fault), which they all showed as current. A, MSM B2120 (Lumbar Up/Down Sensor Failed) code shows as history, but won't clear. The only one I'm concerned about at this point is the RSS C1761 code and how to fix. The PZM B0533 problem I've been aware of. It's the fuel sensor in the tank, which I've been working on. When I bought this car, the previous owner said, the fuel gauge hadn't worked in a long time. I also, researched this problem online and found the Techron Fuel Injection Cleaner that does a number of cleaning processes that include 6 other areas it cleans that the other brands don't. One being the fuel sensor in the tank. It stated that it may take several applications to get maximum results, but I've used it twice and the fuel gauge almost works right, so it should only take another application to get the results I'm looking for. The PZM B2719 & MSM B2120 problems are new ones, but I'll address them once I get the suspension fixed. So, if I could get a grasp of where the (Right Front Position Sensor Input) is located and how to fix, it would be awesome. Thanks to all that may help with this matter!!
  5. Right on, KHE I hope I did this right, but when I followed your directions this is what displayed... Please Note: The dude I bought this car from, said that he couldn't always rely on the computer. Having said that, there were many codes that displayed which if the computer were reliable, it would probably mean I have a lot of problems. The car runs great and blows cold air though, but it does have issues, so here's the breakdown. RSS C1761 History TCS C1255 History PRM B1552 History PRM B0533 History PRM B1970 History PRM B1983 History PRM B1981 History PRM B2791 History IRC B1740 History IRC U1129 History IRC U1064 History RFA B2560 History PCM P0603 History PCM P0403 History PCM P0401 History IPC B1552 History MSM B2105 History MSM B2120 History MSM B0856 History MSM B1982 History MSM B1983 History MSM B1656 History MSM U1300 History All the rest said "No (Code Name) Codes", since you know better than I, could some of the error codes be related to the same issue? Thanks for helping me on this for you've open my eyes to a lot already.
  6. The back end is lowered. I checked my Haynes Book for my 1997 Cadillac STS. Nowhere in the book does it state anything about the ride control or the air ride suspension. Just a couple of lines about the air shocks, but no reference about the compressor, relay etc. The Cadillac owner’s manual does have a short paragraph to check the RSS fuse, which I did and it's good. I have the car on rear jack stands, looking for a burnt wire or to get information related to the relay and/or compressor. I can't get any info on the internet or elsewhere that can show me a diagram of what I see under the car. The only message I get on the computer is "Service Ride Control". If I had a step by step outline that would show what to look for, then it would help me a great deal with this repair. If there are any additional fuses to check other than the RSS fuse, please advise! Any help would be greatly appreciated!