2012 Cadillac XTS - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


depends on the engine make ., model , year all of which have been omitted in the information required part of the question

Cadillac XTS... | Answered on May 26, 2017 | 28 views


the positive will go to the starter and the ground to either a body or motor ground,

Cadillac XTS... | Answered on May 04, 2011 | 219 views


Oh no! I'm sorry to tell you this but it's serious. That white smoke is actually smoke and steam. Check your radiator for oil. White smoke is indicative of a blown head gasket. If you are mechanically inclined you can try to repair it yourself, but it's a huge job. As a matter of fact, some cars, if you can't repair yourself, some people have to junk it. What is required to fix this is an entire breakdown of the top side of the engine. Throttle body, intake manifold, exhaust manifold, spark plugs, emissions, valve covers, overhead cam<-I believe it's overhead, if not, rocker arms, pushrods and lifters. Remove the head, take it to a machinist and have it steamed and milled. Buy top end rebuild kit. If you are going to replace this head gasket, you may as well rebuild the top end. You actually could try a salvage yard and buy an entire engine and have it delivered to your garage of choice and pay to have it put in. Sorry for the bad news. If you continue to drive it temporarily, just remember that you are losing oil into the radiator and coolant out the exhaust pipe. Check and fill it daily as necessary.

Cadillac XTS... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011 | 149 views


look on the front doors

Cadillac XTS... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010 | 67 views


That is a major job. If you are handy. Get .pdf of repair manual on line. May need to a repair shop.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered 14 hours ago | 15 views


The problem will be with one or more parts of the steering wheel SIR (air bag) control (steering wheel module, coil, connectors, etc.). This is complicated, and can be difficult to diagnose. This could be just a loose or corroded connector, but this air bag system is not something to be messed with - best bet is to take it to a dealer.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered 2 days ago | 23 views


Something is wrong with the parking brake.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 20, 2019 | 22 views


If you remove the seat bottom it will let you get to the bolts that hold the back in place.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 20, 2019 | 17 views


Usually a small flat screw driver will work for removing the plastic cover, but you must be careful as the plastic gets quite brittle over time and is very prone to crack. There are just small tabs that hold the cover into the metal bezel.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 20, 2019 | 25 views


I’m not sure but I think the newer cars don’t have one.

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 18, 2019 | 39 views


The service and repair manual with diagram will provide you all the knowledge you need to fix the problem and you will get the manual from the given link https://toolsnyou.com

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 14, 2019 | 19 views


check fuses- relays- hub- abs sensors

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 10, 2019 | 21 views


Crankshaft is at bottom of the engine. Did you mean to ask about the crankshaft position sensor?

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 09, 2019 | 50 views


Number 3 in the pic. Right side of firewall.

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Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 09, 2019 | 34 views


DTC P0008 Engine Position System Performance Bank 1
The engine control module (ECM) tests for a misalignment between both camshafts on one bank of the engine and the crankshaft. The misalignment would be at an idler sprocket for bank 1 or at the crankshaft. Once the ECM learns the position of both camshafts on one bank of the engine, the ECM compares the learned values to a reference value. If the ECM detects both learned values for one bank of the engine is exceeding a calibrated threshold in the same direction, this DTC sets.

Diagnostic Aids
• Inspect the engine for any recent engine mechanical repairs. An incorrectly installed secondary timing chain can cause this DTC to set.
• A single failed camshaft actuator or actuator solenoid will not cause this DTC to set. This diagnostic algorithm is designed to detect an alignment condition between a primary intermediate sprocket and the secondary timing chain, or the alignment between a primary intermediate sprocket and the crankshaft. Either condition would cause the camshaft timing for both cams on one bank to be off an equal number of degrees.
• The presence of DTCs P0008 and P0009 along with P0016, P0017, P0018, and P0019 indicates a possible condition with the primary timing chain and the alignment between both intermediate sprockets and the crankshaft. Or, the crankshaft reluctor wheel has moved and is no longer referenced to top dead center (TDC).
• Observing the desired and actual camshaft angle parameters, with a scan tool before a DTC sets, may help to isolate whether a condition is specific to one camshaft, one bank, or caused by a condition with the primary crankshaft timing.
• For an intermittent condition, refer to Intermittent Conditions .


How many mile on the vehicle ? Maybe time for new timing components - chains - gears etc....

Cadillac Cars &... | Answered on May 09, 2019 | 21 views

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