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I alerted Sal to this.

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That surprises me as I have asked Sal before if that was OK. I asked Bruce as well and both said that they had no problem. Infact I have posted links before. Maybe things have changed. I know that they have had some upgrades. Perhaps one of them is blocking it. See what Sal says about it.

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Thank you, Warren, for bringing this to my attention. The only thing I can think of as to why this domain was blocked is the possibility that someone came along, spammed us and a member of my team set up the block. I'm 100% positive that Bruce would never spam my site.. CaddyInfo.com is now unblocked but it may take a few hours as the maintenance system rebuilds the post cache.

As some of you obviously know, links to CaddyInfo.com from CadillacOwners.com have always been welcome...

Thanks again, Warren...

Sal Collaziano

Cadillac Magazine

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Happy Family. :D

Thanks Sal!

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Thank you, Warren, for bringing this to my attention. The only thing I can think of as to why this domain was blocked is the possibility that someone came along, spammed us and a member of my team set up the block. I'm 100% positive that Bruce would never spam my site.. CaddyInfo.com is now unblocked but it may take a few hours as the maintenance system rebuilds the post cache.

As some of you obviously know, links to CaddyInfo.com from CadillacOwners.com have always been welcome...

Thanks again, Warren...

Thanks Sal, I will continue recommending cadillacowners when appropriate, Mike

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Woot, Sal sighting! B)

Group Hug :grouphug:

Cadillac sells 100K+ vehicles a year. So there are 1M+ Cadillacs on the road in use. All of the Cadillac online sites together manage to address less than 0.5% (1/2 of 1 percent) of that population most days. Online Cadillac sites are not competing with each other so as much as we are trying to reach the other 99.5%.

Good job again on getting a source established for this part Mike.

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Thanks, guys! Hey, Bruce! Good to see ya! I hope all is well. I don't mean to take this discussion off topic - but I had to comment on what you said.. You're so right. With nearly 80,000 members, I've NEVER ONCE run into a Cadillac owner who's heard of my site. There is plenty of room on this planet for multiple Cadillac sites and forums. The only ones I ban are those who are simply in it for the money and/or who come along and spam my forum with links to theirs. It's easy to see who the true "enthusiasts" are. Bruce, you are certainly one of them. :)

Thanks again!

Woot, Sal sighting! B)

Group Hug :grouphug:

Cadillac sells 100K+ vehicles a year. So there are 1M+ Cadillacs on the road in use. All of the Cadillac online sites together manage to address less than 0.5% (1/2 of 1 percent) of that population most days. Online Cadillac sites are not competing with each other so as much as we are trying to reach the other 99.5%.

Good job again on getting a source established for this part Mike.

Sal Collaziano

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Congrats on getting the part made BBF! :hatsoff:

I've got some play in one of my rear bushings on my STS. No way could I afford to pay 400 bucks just for parts to replace it if it wasn't a safety issue. Sixty bucks (just taking a wild guess) and having someone press it in for me isn't going to be bad at all.

I'm eagerly awaiting this, and I'm sure a lot of other folks are too.

WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn.

Cheers!

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Good Job!

One question on those rear bushings. I followed an Eldorado down the road the other day, in fact this is the second time that I've followed that same car, (sorry, it IS a small town) and it was "crabbing" to the right. By crabbing I mean that the rear wheels were not tracking true with the fronts. The rear was about 4 or 5 inches to the right of the front, with the car going straight.

Would worn rear knuckles cause this?

I can think of a few causes for this, like an accident (bent parts), or even a VERY BAD front end allignment, but just wondered if anyone could say that the cause could be worn rear suspension knuckles.

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Yes that is what I call dog tracking also. As a matter of fact when I see a car dog tracking I follow them, even out of my way to inform them of it. It is a very bad thing to happen, especially in wet weather. Emergency braking and turning are seriously compromised. I usually ask the person if their car is handling weirdly and they usually respond with yes.. I don't know what makes me follow people to tell them, except that I am concerned for their safety.

Johnny, I believe it may be caused by one rear axle being further back than the other. It could be a bad alignment. I think most independent rear suspensions have a trailing arm and maybe it bent or the bushings are shot allowing the wheel assembly to drop back. Could be a bent part.. I have seen some people have different size tires on the their rear also.

My experience with the steering knuckles is that they make noise over bumps, cause vibration on braking and I think the front and back motion damages the rotor because when it is turned the vibration is gone, but the rotor quickly begins shuttering again, They cause the body to skip side ways over bumps also. I also think that my HEAD is constantly being jerked back and forth. I can't wait to fix them to see the result..

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WOW rek, isn't that interesting! How did you find that? That is the first, I think anyone produced that kind of kit and that anyone knew of it. Not only here but cadillacowners went into this in depth.

Thanks, $249 for both sides is a LOT better than $350 per side from the dealer. That is a good find!

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http://cadillacbushings.com/

$99.00 for a complete set for one side $149.00 for a complete set for both sides

Plus S/H

Or just send us your old knuckles we will press them in and out for you and send them back ready to install 1-270-746-9850 ask for Mike

WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn.

Cheers!

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http://cadillacbushings.com/

$99.00 for a complete set for one side $149.00 for a complete set for both sides

Plus S/H

Or just send us your old knuckles we will press them in and out for you and send them back ready to install 1-270-746-9850 ask for Mike

All of a sudden we have all of these options. I am not sure if I like this type of bushing, there is a reason that the ball is in the top of the knuckle. I am going to buy the $249 solution above and install them this winter and will report back my results. I really want to dispose of my Deville and want it perfect when I sell it. Thanks for this solution, Mike

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

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Last Shot Auto Parts LLC

12048 Parklane St Mt Morris, MI 48458

1 (810) 441-7215 - main

1 (866) 365-4813 - fax

lastshotautoparts@gmail.com

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Last Shot Auto Parts, LLC has for sale 2 PAT.PENDING Automotive OE Grade Cadillac Rear Knuckle Bushings. What you and other Cadillac owners are feeling isn't bad shocks,alignment,or tires. It's the rear knuckle Bushings.

GET THEM ON EBAY MOTORS:

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/lsapllc

Here are Customer responses:

"I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have these bushings available. I had them installed and what a difference in the handling and ride on my Deville. Your excellent customer service, and going the extra mile is refreshing in todays business world. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

DAVE , Desmoines, IA 50311

Hello, "Thanks for manufacturing these parts, you save us all hundreds of dollars. I got your info on the caddy forum."

Thanks for your consideration,

Mike , Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Last Shot Auto Parts LLC

12048 Parklane St Mt Morris, MI 48458

1 (810) 441-7215 - main

1 (866) 365-4813 - fax

lastshotautoparts@gmail.com

Description

Last Shot Auto Parts, LLC has for sale 2 PAT.PENDING Automotive OE Grade Cadillac Rear Knuckle Bushings. What you and other Cadillac owners are feeling isn't bad shocks,alignment,or tires. It's the rear knuckle Bushings.

GET THEM ON EBAY MOTORS:

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/lsapllc

Here are Customer responses:

"I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have these bushings available. I had them installed and what a difference in the handling and ride on my Deville. Your excellent customer service, and going the extra mile is refreshing in todays business world. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

DAVE , Desmoines, IA 50311

Hello, "Thanks for manufacturing these parts, you save us all hundreds of dollars. I got your info on the caddy forum."

Thanks for your consideration,

Mike , Des Plaines, IL 60018

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I believe that I may be experiencing the early phase of this knuckle problem. My 99 Eldo has recently developed a very bad squeak in the rear end. It can be noticed when you get out of the car. Is there something to lubrcate back there or am I the next recepient of the bushing failure. It only has 60K miles ad never seen winter. Any thoughts wouls be appreciated. Thanks!

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I believe that I may be experiencing the early phase of this knuckle problem. My 99 Eldo has recently developed a very bad squeak in the rear end. It can be noticed when you get out of the car. Is there something to lubrcate back there or am I the next recepient of the bushing failure. It only has 60K miles ad never seen winter. Any thoughts wouls be appreciated. Thanks!

There is not really anything you can lube back there, I posted photos in the beginning of this thread you can see what you are up against. I can't wait to replace mine, I am sure my ride quality will improve greatly.

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

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I believe that I may be experiencing the early phase of this knuckle problem. My 99 Eldo has recently developed a very bad squeak in the rear end. It can be noticed when you get out of the car. Is there something to lubrcate back there or am I the next recepient of the bushing failure. It only has 60K miles ad never seen winter. Any thoughts wouls be appreciated. Thanks!

It is not likely the knuckle bushings but the stabilizer shaft bushings/links.

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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I have also seen the rear knuckle bushings make noises after you get out of the car, but they make the noise by them selves, not based on the movement of the car. It is sort of like the knuckles are making noise as the suspension settles or stabilizes itself, it sounds like a ticking noise like a new exhaust system.. its not a squeak

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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I have also seen the rear knuckle bushings make noises after you get out of the car, but they make the noise by them selves, not based on the movement of the car. It is sort of like the knuckles are making noise as the suspension settles or stabilizes itself, it sounds like a ticking noise like a new exhaust system.. its not a squeak

What you may be hearing is the self leveling system adjusting the height of your car. When you get out, particularly if you have passengers in the rear seats or remove stuff from the trunk, the car lets itself down to the normal ride height.

The early indication of a problem with rear knuckle bushings is a tendency for the car to wander. This tendency is most evident on the highway. As the wear progresses, there may be uneven tire wear. Eventually you can move the rear wheels with your toe. The knuckle bushings are fairly well hidden and when the problem first shows up, mechanics may decide that a wheel alignment is needed or even that there is a problem with the steering.

For those who have a rear knuckle bushing problem, check out www.waltonmfg.com. We are the original (of three so far) manufacture of replacement bushings for early model front wheel drive Cadillacs.

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