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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Dual Piston Front Disc Brake -> Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 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 2006 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: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Insert a drift or punch into brake rotor and against caliper in order to prevent wheel hub and bearing from turning.
  • Remove and discard wheel drive shaft spindle nut.
  • Remove drift or punch from rotor.
  • Remove rear knuckle assembly.
  • Using a suitable tool, carefully release wheel drive shaft from rear differential enough to install seal...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component Locations
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS

Refer to F...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect starter solenoid electrical connector.
  • Remove starter terminal nut, then positive battery cable from starter.
  • R...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 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 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Change Oil, Change Oil Now Or Change Oil Soon Lamp & Messages -> 2005-09 CTS -> Less DIC (Driver Information Center) & Navigation System -> w/ DIC (Driver Information Center) -> w/Navigation System
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Less DIC (Driver Information Center) & Navigation System

  • Turn ignition on, but do not start engine.
  • Fully depress and release accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.
  • Turn ignition Off.
  • Start engine. If "CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON" lamp lights, system did not reset. Repeat reset procedure.

w/ DIC (Driver Information Center)

  • Press up and down arrow on INFO button located to right of DIC menu.
  • Once XXX% ENGINE OIL LIFE menu is highlighted, press and hold CLR button. The percentage will return to 100 and oil life indicator will be reset. Repeat procedure if percentage does not return to 1...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Raise and support vehicle. A mirror is needed to see bolt, which is located next to engine at base of head and at top of transmission bell house.
  • Remove lower bolt from heater pipe assembly at thermostat assembly.
  • Lower vehicle.
  • Remove cover assembly to engine intake manifold.
  • Remove battery tray.
  • Remove lower bolt securing battery tray to panel assembly on front air inlet housing.
  • Remove nuts securing panel assembly to front of dash.
  • Remove panel assembly from vehicle.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater pipe using hose ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace -> Accessory -> Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 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 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Window Switch Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS  3.6 V6 GASWindow Switch Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Door
  • Window Switch
  • A/C Components Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS  2.8 V6 GASA/C Components Diagram for 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • A/C Compressor Clutch
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Back Up Lamp Switch
  • License Lamp Assembly
  • Rear Integration Module
  • Reverse Lamp Relay
  • 2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Cadillac CTS V 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Heated Mirror Element
  • Heater/ Vent/ Air Conditioning Control Module
  • Outside Rearview Mirror Driver
  • Outside Rearview Mirror Passenger
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2006 Cadillac CTS cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program
    Vehicle: 2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2006 Cadillac CTS AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2006 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 2006 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 2006 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 2006 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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