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CUNYSTEVE

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  1. Hey all, hope all is well. My 2002 sls has 145k miles on it and I'm having a a/c issue. When I first start the car and turn the AC on it blows freezing cold. But when the car has been running for a while and I turn the AC off and go to turn it back on, nothing happens. Does not matter if I put the temp on hot or cold. Nothing blows out at all. It only does it sometimes, usually when the car has been running for an extended period of time. Any ideas? Side note I just put a deposit on a 2005 DTS, beautiful car I'm so excited to pick it up on thurs. but I want to see what the issue is with my sls as I do not want to sell it if it has any issues. As always I appreciate your help and advice. You guys are awesome.
  2. does anyone know if there is any access panel at all, or do i have to take the fuel tank out? anyone have the link to the manual where i could get instructions to do this job myself?
  3. does anyone know if there is any access panel at all, or do i have to take the fuel tank out? anyone have the link to the manual where i could get instructions to do this job myself?
  4. Embarrassingly enough, i ran out of gas. I coasted to the side of the road and had a friend bring me gas. Now the car still wont start. I tried it so many times that the battery is now dead. When i hit the gas tank with a rubber hammer it ran for about 10 seconds before it stalled out again. I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get my caddy back running. Hoping i dont have to replace the fuel pump, any help is greatly appreciated.
  5. So it all started when im driving down the road and the doors started unlocking themselves. Now the doors automaticly lock when the car is shifted into drive, but now they unlock while driving. they also try to unlock once already unlocked, and the noise is annoying. The worst part is that when i walked outside this morning, the car wasnt started yet, and the headlights were on as if i had already pressed the unlock button from the keypad and the doors are unlocked, but i didnt press anything yet. Same thing happened when i was walking out of the gym. This poses the obvious problem of my car being unlocked all the time at random. Any ideas?
  6. i have a 2000 dts and i am having window problems. 3 of my 4 windows, with the exception of the drivers window, will go down with use of the button, but will not go up. also when i hit a bump in the road the window will fall down little by little until it is all the way down and has to be retrieved by pliers because they do not go up. when you hit the up button the motor for the window makes a grinding noise. I would like to fix this problem myself due to cost, but i dont know where to start.
  7. i had a full tune up, plugs, wires, fuel filter, etc. however the light came back on. last post someone mentioned that it may be coils or an injector? what would be your next course of action?
  8. it was a radiator hose, easy fix. thanks for the help
  9. hey all, back again for some of your expertice. i was driving around all day and pull into my house with the car turned off to find that after i go in the house my neighbor comes and tells me my car is smoking. there was cooland that sprayed through the front grill especially near the front right headlight. i popped the hood and noticed that there is a radiator hose right there but nothing was leaking anymore. i have yet to start the car again as i am afraid to do damage to the engine. i doubt that this is a head gasket issue as i believe that that would not cause the coolant to spray out the front end. my mechanic doesnt open till monday and he is 5 mins away but i am afraid to drive it there. any ideas? again...thank you for all your help
  10. is it possible that the plugs, wires, etc is responsible for the knocking of the engine when it is reved?
  11. Hey all. hope everyone is having a great 4th of July weekend. Last time i posted it was about an oil light and you guys hit the nail on the head. again, i thank you for that. now to the next issue. when i accelerate the engine whether in park or driving, there is a knocking noise comming from the engine. the service engive light is also on so i ran the codes. the only current codes were pcm p0300 and tcs c1285 any ideas?
  12. This can be the oil pressure switch being bad, the light goes out just above idle. I replaced mine and it did not fix the problem and I have a theory What kind of oil are you using 10W30? Has your car sat without running for long periods of time? I believe the case half seals leak internally lowering the pressure at idle Try oil for high mileage engines, it has conditioners in it that can help the seals. If that does not help, you might try 15W40 (Delvac or Rotella). it sat 2 years ago before i bought it. but since i bought it 2 years ago i have put 40k miles on it without any problems. i believe im using 5w30 on the car, so i will try a high milage 10w30 oil
  13. lately when my car has been driving for a while and is in stop and go traffic, at idle, the oil light flickers and today it was beeping and telling me to turn off engine. however, when i gave the car gas the car was running fine and the oil light and alert went off. i know my check engine light goes on and off by itself whenever it wants to, and i am hoping that this is an electrical issue rather than an oil pressure issue as well. what would you do? to get home i was actually giving the car gas while i was on the break to keep the oil light off being that the car rpm's were kept high so it wouldnt idle. the car has 140k miles and is driven all day long.
  14. lately when my car has been driving for a while and is in stop and go traffic, at idle, the oil light flickers and today it was beeping and telling me to turn off engine. however, when i gave the car gas the car was running fine and the oil light and alert went off. i know my check engine light goes on and off by itself whenever it wants to, and i am hoping that this is an electrical issue rather than an oil pressure issue as well. what would you do? to get home i was actually giving the car gas while i was on the break to keep the oil light off being that the car rpm's were kept high so it wouldnt idle. the car has 140k miles and is driven all day long.
  15. C1285 - Lateral Accelerometer Sensor Circuit Malfunction when i run the computer this is what it tells me and the service engine soon light is on. i also noticed that the car acts weird when i let off the gas at about 80mph. any ideas? is this part expensive?
  16. im not that mechanically inclined...is tb throddle body? and is that where the electronic plug goes into as well as the throddle cable??
  17. They recorded 0.50 hrs of labor to replace under warranty. Notes said: Mileage in: 90,607 haha there is nothing wrong with keeping accurate records, thats actually very impressive. once again i thank you for the input. ok so about 5 mins ago im sittin here and needed to relieve some stress and after reading about my car all evening i decided to take it out for some WOT. The car has never sounded better and as of right now the throddle is no longer sticking. i wonder if thats a lasting fix or not. a question i still have is when doing WOT, how many times do you repeat?? cause i like the sound of the engine so much ill do it 10 times in a row...i just dont want to over do it
  18. They recorded 0.50 hrs of labor to replace under warranty. Notes said: Mileage in: 90,607 haha there is nothing wrong with keeping accurate records, thats actually very impressive. once again i thank you for the input.
  19. Thank you Bruce...do you recall about how much that cost, i know inflation has drivin the price of labor and parts up im just looking for a ballpark figure.
  20. i have a 1997 sts with about 120k on it. car runs mint but im in a parking lot today doing a 3 point turn and the throddle sticks and slams intop gear because the rpm is at about 2500 when idiling. the entire way home i didnt have to hit the gas because once i let off the brake the car wanted to go. i then turned the car off and waited a few minutes, and it didnt have a problem, but later the same day the throddle stuck again. is there anything that i can do to avoid using a mechanic? i was thinking about lubing the throddle cable but i dont know if it will work with just a can of wd40. i appreciate any input. thank you...steve
  21. when i first start my sts, the battery icon lights up in red and the info reads battery no charge. it only does this till i drive the car for about 10 seconds. it will stay on however if i dont drive the car and let it idle. i already changed the battery and tested the altenator with that thing you plug into the cigarrette lighter. i am begining to wonder if i should just ignore it. any ideas?
  22. agreed, however i used the engine treatment that is mixed with the oil, thickining it
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