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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Ground connection points Cadillac Seville 1998   
    It would be nice to have the factory service manual set. If you can buy a set super cheap and shipped to Europe it may be the way to go. 
    That said.....printed factory service manuals are obsolete. Just like phone books. The internet has not been kind to Helm Inc.
    There is a online factory GM service manual option. 
    https://www.acdelco.com/gmsi-gm-service-information
    $20US unlimited access for 3 days.....print all you want....plus up-to-date service bulletins. Covers 1998 and newer GM. Same thing GM dealers use.
    During your 3 days....you can easily get access to all GM vehicles....not just your select model.
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Stalled ABS Pump 1997   
    A quick look at the GM service manual shows no mention of a Tech1 or Tech2 being able to cycle the pump. 
    You do know the unit can be split open? Right?

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in is it possible to install another alternator?   
    I really don't understand the question.
    Where are you located? 
    There was a time where the export speedometers were calibrated to over report (show faster than actual) the vehicle speed by about 10 km per hour. Some odd law somewhere.. 
    With all the navigation and GPS stuff now....I don't think it's still used. 
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    Logan got a reaction from cdgrinci in The CAR WIZARD is shocked this 2006 Cadillac XLR has a Lotus Sized Repair Bill?!?   
    Couple of things going on...
    Pre-bankrupcy 'Old GM' car.....limited production vehicle. 15+ years old. 
    Some insurance companies are canceling policies on the XLR due to a lack of available parts. Example....used LED tail lights can cost $3000 each on eBay. 
    The internet has kind of messed up local auto parts stores. Many no longer really keep a very large inventory of parts. Most can get what you need the same day or by the next day from the warehouse.
    The XLR certainly should not be classified as a 'common' vehicle or being able to get parts just because its a 'Cadillac'. Even GM does not have enough warehouses to keep parts for every car forever. They do try to keep parts around for about 10 years.  
     
    Update......eBay shows 555 listings for XLR radiator.......also hundreds of listings on Google. Both include listings for new ACDelco units.  You can get one.....just not during your lunch hour. The car is not a Chevy Cobalt. 
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in The CAR WIZARD is shocked this 2006 Cadillac XLR has a Lotus Sized Repair Bill?!?   
    Couple of things going on...
    Pre-bankrupcy 'Old GM' car.....limited production vehicle. 15+ years old. 
    Some insurance companies are canceling policies on the XLR due to a lack of available parts. Example....used LED tail lights can cost $3000 each on eBay. 
    The internet has kind of messed up local auto parts stores. Many no longer really keep a very large inventory of parts. Most can get what you need the same day or by the next day from the warehouse.
    The XLR certainly should not be classified as a 'common' vehicle or being able to get parts just because its a 'Cadillac'. Even GM does not have enough warehouses to keep parts for every car forever. They do try to keep parts around for about 10 years.  
     
    Update......eBay shows 555 listings for XLR radiator.......also hundreds of listings on Google. Both include listings for new ACDelco units.  You can get one.....just not during your lunch hour. The car is not a Chevy Cobalt. 
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Please help.   
    Couple of questions.....
    How did you determine #5 was misfiring? .....and....which cylinder do you think #5 is under the hood? 
     
    Anyway.....likely not a plug problem. #1 suspect is a bad coil. They go bad all the time. 
    On the 2005....it appears there is a early design version.....and a latter design version. I don't know what the difference is between the early and the later coils.
    If it is a bad coil....it's easy fix. Just swap it for a new one.

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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in is it possible to install another alternator?   
    Looking at the electronic GM service manual.....looks like no....it would not be plug and play. 
    Looked up 1998 Seville and 1999 Eldorado. The 98 Seville uses the water cooled generator....the 99 Eldo is using the air cooled generator. 
    1999 Eldo uses part # 12124898 harness plug at the generator. It's using a 2 wire set up. 
    1998 Seville uses part # 12186568 harness plug at the generator. It's using a 4 wire set up. 
    The engine block likely has the any and all of the mounts drilled and tapped to go either way.
    The water cooled generator looks to be fairly easy to get here in the US. About $300US with a $20 core.  

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    The 1992 STS owner.....was just passing thru on a round trip. 
    The third brake light was not working at all (which is a red flag to check the harness at the hinge). 
    Told him on the phone his mechanic needed to check that part of the harness. His mechanic could find no problem. 
    They removed the trunk and lid liners in order to save time when we looked at it. So yeah....a bit unusual to have the liners out.....hence us being able to take a nice clear picture of what a damaged harness looks like. Common '92-97 Seville / STS problem. 
    Went right to it....harness conduit had electrical tape around it....a dead give away......opened it up and sure enough....broken blue wire for the third lamp. Other wires in the bundle had been previously repaired before too. 
    Picture was taken after the tape and plastic conduit had been removed from the harness. 
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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Most if not all export cars had no keyless remotes. Some odd broadcast frequency conflict between the cars and some export countries laws. FCC type stuff. Easier and cheaper to sell the cars with no remotes than to try to comply with all the European laws. Pretty sure latter cars had them after those issues were cleared up. 
    There is actually a RPO code for remote delete....T2R. 
    Some info here..
    https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/94-seville-sts-export-version-remote-keyless-entry.38920/
    Another dirty little secret. The German export Seville/ STS had non functioning 'dummy' third brake lights. German lighting laws on that one.....some of those cars ended up in Sweden.  
    My next suggestion was going to be about the damaged wire harness in the trunk. The driver side trunk hinge can crush the harness bundle when closed and cause phantom working and non working circuits. 
    It was easy to get a picture of a damaged harness this week.....this owner had the trunk liner removed. Wow....1992 STS....28 year old car...he's had it since new.
     
     
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Most if not all export cars had no keyless remotes. Some odd broadcast frequency conflict between the cars and some export countries laws. FCC type stuff. Easier and cheaper to sell the cars with no remotes than to try to comply with all the European laws. Pretty sure latter cars had them after those issues were cleared up. 
    There is actually a RPO code for remote delete....T2R. 
    Some info here..
    https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/94-seville-sts-export-version-remote-keyless-entry.38920/
    Another dirty little secret. The German export Seville/ STS had non functioning 'dummy' third brake lights. German lighting laws on that one.....some of those cars ended up in Sweden.  
    My next suggestion was going to be about the damaged wire harness in the trunk. The driver side trunk hinge can crush the harness bundle when closed and cause phantom working and non working circuits. 
    It was easy to get a picture of a damaged harness this week.....this owner had the trunk liner removed. Wow....1992 STS....28 year old car...he's had it since new.
     
     
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Parking lamps stays on, no matter what..1994 STS   
    Does the car have.....
    A aftermarket alarm or remote start?
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 2004 DTS with 116,000 driving issue   
    He's not really driving it......it will get worse pretty quick.....takes a little while to set the lean codes. 
    But what he was doing......coasting......would be maximum engine vacuum at the time which a early stage failing coupler could suddenly start to cause a problem. 
    He's at about the mileage they fail.....pretty sure the 04 is using that coupler. 
    Mine was boggy...like bad gas. It would come and go some......as the coupler can sort of reseal itself. They dont just go to instant high idle. 
    His description of a 20-30 second issue....is kind of what mine was doing.
     
     
     
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Transmission help! 4t80e   
    The rod system works great for lowering the cradle in a controlled manner. You need rods on both L and R sides......go around and lower each nut a little bit each time.....it will lower the cradle down. 2001 Deville shown. 

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Brakes or Downshift to slow down   
    One big hill near Birmingham, AL I always shift to a lower gear to keep the brakes from overheating....One big hill in Tennessee too. The hill in Tennessee actually has emergency decel lanes for trucks with failed brakes. 
    If your on something like Mount Washington......you better have it in a lower gear.....or you will lose the brakes totally. 
    Cars with smoldering brakes on the side of the road are common there. 
    Even using a lowest gear....you may still have to stop and let the brakes cool off. 
    Some cars are actually banned from driving up. Some Hondas and Saturns included. Honda now uses 'Mt Washington decent' as a standard for transmission design. 
    https://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/drive-yourself/auto-road-vehicle-restrictions
    Also called 'engine braking'.
     
     

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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in New toy today....Tech 4....GM MDI 2   
    Recent injury kinda put this project on the back burner.
     
    Old Acer laptop is now setup with the GM MDI manager software. 
    So then wireless GM GDS2 diagnostics from home network (using ACDelco 3 day subscription) to laptop in garage.....then wireless from laptop to the MDI 2 in the car 30 feet away....it does work.
    Lots of BCM codes. Equinox main problems were the wipers and washer would cycle on at key on.....4 way flashers were coming on 30 minutes after key off.  Both go thru the BCM. 
    Equinox is fixed with a new BCM. Ended up having local GM shop program the new BCM. 
     
     


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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in 95 Deville - AC ISSUES   
    Sudden no AC? Could be a bad compressor clutch coil. The pull in coil can sometimes fail and there will be no way to pull the clutch in. 
    Or....sometimes the air gap wears into excessive gap....and the coil can't pull the clutch in....or it only happens when the engine parts are hot and expand. 
    Both the AC coil and clutch plate can be swapped with the compressor in the car. No need to pull out the Freon. 
    Most AC shops will simply recommend a complete new AC compressor assembly. They make more money that way. 
    The actual style of the assemblies varies based on what brand of compressor etc you have....but the principal is the same. The brand can vary depending on year and engine etc. Some cars may have 2-3 different brands of compressors used on the same engine and year. 
    I had one go out recently on a non-GM product...of course it happened on the hottest day....taking daughter to airport in rush hour....just as we were getting on highway.. 
    Typically around $50 in parts. 

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 95 Deville - AC ISSUES   
    Sudden no AC? Could be a bad compressor clutch coil. The pull in coil can sometimes fail and there will be no way to pull the clutch in. 
    Or....sometimes the air gap wears into excessive gap....and the coil can't pull the clutch in....or it only happens when the engine parts are hot and expand. 
    Both the AC coil and clutch plate can be swapped with the compressor in the car. No need to pull out the Freon. 
    Most AC shops will simply recommend a complete new AC compressor assembly. They make more money that way. 
    The actual style of the assemblies varies based on what brand of compressor etc you have....but the principal is the same. The brand can vary depending on year and engine etc. Some cars may have 2-3 different brands of compressors used on the same engine and year. 
    I had one go out recently on a non-GM product...of course it happened on the hottest day....taking daughter to airport in rush hour....just as we were getting on highway.. 
    Typically around $50 in parts. 

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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 07 DTS P0302 & p0352   
    Sounds like you know what the codes are etc.
    Curious.....Which cylinder do you think #2 is?
    Manual has you use Tech 2 misfire graph to verify. Manual has you move known good coil to replace....if problem still persists you replace the ECM.  
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in 06 SRX 4.6L HELP!! Backfiring wont rev. only 37k miles   
    Saw a interesting video that may provide a clue.....even bank fuse.....odd bank fuse...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt7GtMTfN3Y
     
    As for codes......the thing to understand is......there has to be code written to be able to see a problem. Sure it can detect a misfire.....but it cannot detect a bad PCM ground. 
    The scan tool not working is itself a clue. 
    Car may have no external fuel filter (in tank pad).......and no fuel return line..... 
    maybe high pressure direct injectors...but may be a little early for those..
    could be a cracked intake....etc
    Everything you know.....has changed.
    I would doubt what the little old lady said.....believe nothing of what you hear. She may have run it out of oil for example....you just don't know til you start inspecting the systems.
     
    UPDATE:
    Did look in the GM service manual. The 2006 SRX has...
    Inline fuel filter. It appears to still use a fuel return line. 
    Fuel pressure should be 55-65 psi @ idle. 
    There is .....a 15a fuse used for odd bank coils.....and a 15a fuse used for even bank coils.  Both fuses are in the underhood fuse block. 
     
     
     
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 06 SRX 4.6L HELP!! Backfiring wont rev. only 37k miles   
    Saw a interesting video that may provide a clue.....even bank fuse.....odd bank fuse...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt7GtMTfN3Y
     
    As for codes......the thing to understand is......there has to be code written to be able to see a problem. Sure it can detect a misfire.....but it cannot detect a bad PCM ground. 
    The scan tool not working is itself a clue. 
    Car may have no external fuel filter (in tank pad).......and no fuel return line..... 
    maybe high pressure direct injectors...but may be a little early for those..
    could be a cracked intake....etc
    Everything you know.....has changed.
    I would doubt what the little old lady said.....believe nothing of what you hear. She may have run it out of oil for example....you just don't know til you start inspecting the systems.
     
    UPDATE:
    Did look in the GM service manual. The 2006 SRX has...
    Inline fuel filter. It appears to still use a fuel return line. 
    Fuel pressure should be 55-65 psi @ idle. 
    There is .....a 15a fuse used for odd bank coils.....and a 15a fuse used for even bank coils.  Both fuses are in the underhood fuse block. 
     
     
     
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Timing Chain Replaced - Special Warranty   
    Don't know how or what is going on with the oil. 
    This is the latest version of the bulletin I see when doing a quick search on Google....11340C.
    https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Download/112470/3020368
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    Logan got a reaction from BodybyFisher in color codes   
    The sheetmetal stays the same.....but the exterior and interior colors often change yearly. 
    Interior parts typically fall off the 'available' dealer parts pretty quick....a couple of years after production.....simply not enough warehouse space to store 3000 spare 2001 Eldo left slate A pillar trim panels.
    The aftermarket headliner colors are pretty generic.....maybe a couple of grays....a couple of tans....black.....etc. They will never match exactly unless you redo both A pillars and the headliner....and B and C pillars at the same time too. 
    In other words....you will never find a sheet of '154' slate.
    Some headliner material does have thinner foam backing material.....it's hard to find but it is out there.
    Best bet is to wait and just keep searching for the right parts car. 
     
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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in 2007 Cadillac DTS   
    I think adding to the problem is there are 2 very similar named solenoids. 
    There is a:
    EVAP purge solenoid. (Located under the hood) p0443.
    EVAP vent solenoid (Located on the evap cansister or on some other cars on the gas tank) p0449.
     
    The underhood ones (for me) seem to be more problematic than the gas tank ones. Have seen several cause a 'no code, no start after fill up issue'. Could get the issue to move to an identical car by swapping the evap purge sensor.  
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    Logan got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in steering wheel   
    GM service manual shows the threaded bolt style tool for the 02 Eldorado. Manual is not always correct....the other style was being introduced before 02....sometimes updates get overlooked.  
    That said....they also don't like to change manufacturing tooling toward the end of life of the vehicle.
    I did go look a wheel up on eBay....sure looks like threaded style to me. 
     

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    Logan got a reaction from rockfangd in Electrical issues   
    Yes.....they are tangled together. 
    Wide variety of versions used over the 35+ years the column was around  (in fact....02 Eldo might be the last GM car to use the Saginaw column..).....some with plug in stalks....some with screwed in stalks. Wiper control....cruise control...air bag coil assembly...etc.
    Fixing is not for the faint at heart.....need air bag tool....steering wheel puller....lock plate tool just to get the ball rolling. 
    Second pic shows 1997 STS.....you can see the air bag coil....the switch is hard to see floating in the air over the radio..