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Cadillac Jim

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Cadillac Jim last won the day on September 22 2020

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    Cadillac: Comfort, safety, and competence
  • Birthday 09/22/2015

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    2011 CTS-V Sedan
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    Supercharged 6.2L (LSA)

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    Handling, performance, reliability, maintenance, photography, math, science, physics, engineering, Cadillacs

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  1. What happens when the pedal is on the medal and the engine is holding at 3000 RPM? Is is missing and stuttering, or is it just wheezing and holding? If it's missing and stuttering, it could be ignition problems. If it's wheezing but smooth, it could be a clogged catalytic converter. That's just a sample of the possibilities. We need more information to figure things out. The OBD codes can tell exactly what is wrong. The OBD codes don't show as blinking lights, and sometimes they don't cause a "Check Engine" light to come on. And, the bulb in the "Check Engine" light can be out.
  2. The two most likely causes of a B0533 are a wiring problem and a worn-out fuel level sensor. Unplugging the harness and plugging it back in, disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, resetting the codes from the A/C controls, all will have the same effect until the problem is fixed: no change. But this won't keep your car from starting. What other codes do you have? The codes most likely to cause a no-start condition are Pnnnn (powertrain) codes.
  3. There are too many digits in your code; I'll assume that it is B0533 Fuel Sensor Open/Shorted To B+ That could be just a bad connection somewhere between the tank and the PCM. But, usually, it's a bad fuel level sensor, contact worn out and gone open. Is your gas gauge pinned to Empty or Full? You can read and reset the codes from the HVAC controls on a 1997; see link in my signature block.
  4. This is the first time I've seen a transmission service solve a no-drive problem too. Yes, I service my transmission every 60,000 miles at most. Before Dexron VI, it was every 30,000 miles. Other than a used car that I bought with an overfilled transmission, I've never had an auto transmission problem.
  5. I sort of thought that this is what happened but I had no way of knowing for sure. I would service the transmission every 60,000 miles or better to keep it working well.
  6. That's wonderful news. Some micro metal in the pan is normal for any automatic transmission. It's an old AAMCO trick from the 1960's to show that to a customer to sell a rebuild instead of just a service. Be sure and check the transmission fluid level according to factory instructions after running it a few days.
  7. I found that there is an identification plate on the 6L50/6L80/6L90. Take a photo of it with your cell phone. Make sure that it is clear and focused so that you can read everything on it.
  8. You have the 6-speed? It looks like it may have been overfilled, which is a sign that the previous owners were having trouble with it and added fluid trying to fix it. If you have 4WD, there is a remote possibility that you have a transfer case problem. But, at this point, there seems to be two ways to go: Get a used transmission from a recycling yard, Get the OBD codes and evaluate the future of the car and the cost of a rebuilt transmission. The OBD codes are important because you can find other problems in the car that may affect your decision. We can interpret them for
  9. The 2009 model year is certainly made after Cadillac stopped allowing the OBD codes to be read through the dashboard. Also, the 2009 SRX may have the 5L40-E/5L50E or the 6L50/6L80/6L90. If you noticed whether you have five or six gears before the transmission stopped driving, that can help. Otherwise, you can use the location of the inspection plug to tell. In the 6Lx0 transmissions, the transmission oil level inspection plug is on the bottom of the front, flat part of the transmission oil pan (see figure). From the FSM: "More information, including an instructional video,
  10. The 5L40-E/5L50-E used in the 2006 SRX uses a transmission fluid level hole plug. The FSM shows three locations, depending on model. The plug is horizontal, just above the oil pan gasket (see figure below). Full is fluid at the bottom of the hole with the bolt removed. The FSM says to use a screwdriver as a dipstick to look at and smell the fluid. Fluid level is supposed to be measured when the fluid is between about 90 F and 120 F, with the car level. If fluid is OK but low, add fluid until it starts to drain out the inspection hole. The filter is inside the pan, as with most autom
  11. I didn't know that there was an entertainment center over-the-air fix until I saw his video. If his repair bill was paid by insurance, I'm sure that it was properly audited before payment. Great idea to invite him here.
  12. The "edit" button has gone away on the post of 9:05 Monday morning. I think that happens once others have quoted or perhaps "liked" the post. If you can't re-enable the edit button, please delete the last sentence of the third paragraph that begins "This ...". I don't think I could help him very much on the basis of the video. The STS-V and CTS-V are very different cars and drivelines, except for the transmission. I would start by reading his OBD codes, though; he must have tons of them. Bruce or other STS-V owners would know more about his car. His over-the-air fixes were to take e
  13. The big items were "Spare Parts" at $2,912 and "Other Material" at $3,782". The bumper guard and paint are supposed to be $250 or less, but they probably replaced the bumper beam and at least one of the two shock absorbers, which can easily run $3K. But, another $3.7K for "Other Material" that was not itemized??? A bill of that magnitude from any source must include a full breakdown of all parts, their source, and your cost of those parts. Some would include manufacturer part number on the parts. This is very important for Cadillac or any high performance auto repair because many mech
  14. Taking an out-of-warranty car to a dealer, any make, is a risk. Repairs for cars in warranty is monitored by the manufacturer as part of their warranty cost management; they get the used parts and analyze them. Bad repairs aren't compensated. Part failures are used to revise designs to make the replacement parts more reliable (so always get the latest part number when getting parts for your car!). Repairs on out-of-warranty cars is not monitored by anyone. Some dealers are great, others aren't. My experience is that Penske dealers tend to be reliable in correctly reporting problems a
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