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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Technical Service Bulletins -> Poor Air Conditioning Performance -- Will Not Blow Cold Enough -> 2003 Sierra & Silverado
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

2003 Sierra & Silverado

On some of these models equipped with 6.6L diesel engine the air conditioning performance is less than desirable, especially when ambient temperature is more than 90°F.

To correct this condition perform system inspects as follow:

  • Calibrate actuators
  • Inspect lower condenser deflector for proper installation. Deflector should be positioned at lower part of condenser and extend forward into top of front bumper and below two fresh air intake holes.
  • Inspect engine coo...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Dual Piston Front Disc Brake -> Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

The most common cause of brake chatter on disc brakes is a variation in disc thickness. If roughness or vibration is encountered during highway operation or if pedal pulsation is experienced at low speeds, the disc may have excessive thickness variation. To inspect for this condition, measure the disc at 12 points with a micrometer at a radius appro...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> Electra (1985-90), Park Avenue (1991-98), LeSabre (1999-86), DeVille (1985-05), CTS, DTS, Fleetwood (1985-92), 88 (1999-86), 98 (1985-96), LSS, Regency, Bonneville (1987-05) & STS (2005-06)
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove exhaust system.
  • Remove propeller shaft coupler-to-transmission flange bolts, nuts and washers. Remove only propeller shaft coupler-to-transmission flange bolts. Do not remove coupler from propeller shaft.
  • Remove propeller shaft coupler-to-differential flange bolts, nuts and washers. Remove only propeller shaft coupler-to-differential flange bolts. Do not remove coupler from propeller shaft.
  • Support propeller shaft at support bearing.
  • Remove bolts securing support bearing to vehicle underbody.
  • Push front propeller shaft toward rear of vehicle in or...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Description
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a significant loss, or gain of tire pressure occurs in any of the four tires and allows the driver to display the individual tire pressures and the locations on the DIC (Driver Information Center) display. The system uses the DIM (Dash Integrated Module), IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster), DIC, remote control door lock receiver, a radio frequency transmitting pressure sensor in each wheel assembly and the serial data circuit.

When the vehicle is stationary, the sensor is inactive. When the vehicle is operated and as the vehic...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly.
  • Drain coolant into suitable container.
  • Disconnect surge tank hose.
  • Remove fan shroud to radiator mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect upper radiator hose at radiator.
  • Remove A/C line retaining clip retaining screw.
  • Disconnect fan motor electrical connector.
  • Pull upward to remove fan as...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

On 2003-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

On 2008-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 25,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the rear hood seal from flange on the passenger side air inlet grille panel.
  • Remove the four screws retaining the passenger side air inlet grille panel to the cowl panel.
  • Lift the passenger side air inlet grille panel and pull inward to...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Transmission Fluid Life Message -> CTS
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

After the transmission fluid has been changed, press and hold the RESET but...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from cooling pipe using hose clamp pliers J 38185 or equivalent.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from cooling pipe and from vehicle.
  • Reverse proced...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Accessory -> Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

Accessory

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise to release drive belt tension.
  • Slide drive belt off of water pump pulley.
  • Slowly release drive belt tensioner and remove drive belt from accessory drive pulleys.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Air Conditioning

  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Disconnect surge tank hose.
  • Remove fan shroud to radiator mounting bolts.
  • ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

ECM, IC & TP Sensor Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS  3.2 V6 GASECM, IC & TP Sensor Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Ignition Control Module
  • Ignition Control Module Connector
  • Throttle Position Sensor Connector
  • Engine Control Module
  • Battery Negative Cable Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GASBattery Negative Cable Diagram for 2004 Cadillac CTS V 5.7 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Connector C-103
  • Ground G-105
  • Battery Negative Cable Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2004 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Control Module
  • RH Cooling Fan
  • Hi Speed Fan Relay
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS  3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Battery
  • CIGAR Relay
  • Dash Integration Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: Squeak/Creak Type Noise from Front of Vehicle When Braking or Turning
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac CTS 3.2 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Brakes, Power Brakes, Traction Control
  • Steering, Suspension
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2004 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2004 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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