Question about Cadillac CTS

3 Answers

I wint to fill my transmission oil from my caddilac cts

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 579 Answers

I am guessing that you are looking all over the engine compartment, and you just can't find that darn trans dipstick. This may be because your car doesn't have one. The automobile companies that make those fancy expensive cars don't want the owners fiddling with fluid levels on these cars. What they've done on your car and many others is create a fluid level check that is at your trans drain plug. Your big plug has a smaller plug screwed into it's center. If you remove the smaller plug and a drop of oil comes out ,you are good. If no oil comes out you will need to fill. There is a fill plug somewhere on side of transmission. Please don't take this info 100% for your CTS because unless I see I am guessing. To be on the safe side I would go to a good repair shop to have your trans fluid checked correctly. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

Posted on Nov 16, 2014

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Cadillac Master
  • 373 Answers

I have a 2009 CTS4. There is no trans dipstick. There is a check plug on the bottom of the transmission. Yes the bottom. Looks like a drain plug, but it isn't. Basically, with the car running, remove the plug. If more than a thimble of fluid comes out, it's full. If very little comes out... you might be low. Might. Yes it doesn't make any sense. This comes from the same people that have trouble with ignition switches for years and years.

The rubber fill plug is located on the passenger side of the transmission, just above the front of the transmission oil pan. It is removed by puling straight up. If you have an AWD CTS, it is almost impossible to get to because of the drive shaft. If you get the plug out, it's even crazier to get the oil in.

Take it to a dealer and trade-in on a Ford.

Posted on Jan 18, 2015

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cadillac Master
  • 2,210 Answers

Have you checked the level anyway in the correct way or are you filling from zero? If zero then it has to be done through the dipstick tube for the trans. Use a small funnel. Check the manual to ensure correct volume and level. You may need to run it through the gears while stationary to ensure full fluid distribution and then recheck while idling.

Posted on Nov 15, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Transmission oil fill place


There should be an oil dip stick towards the driver side rear of the engine compartment.

Nov 15, 2014 | 2003 Cadillac CTS

2 Answers

Need to add transmission fluid in Cadillac CTS 2008. How do you do it?


My 2009 CTS4 should be the same as your 2008 CTS. There is no dipstick tube to check or fill the transmission. The check plug is in the bottom of the pan. It loos like a drain plug, but it is not. The fill plug is on the passenger side of the transmission, just above the front of the oil pan. It is a plastic and rubber plug that is pulled straight up.

You'll probably be better off having it checked and filled at a dealer or trans shop.

Oct 05, 2014 | Cadillac CTS Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change oil on a 2006 cadillac cts transmission?


Drop the transmission oil pan, replace filter, reinstall pan. Remove inspection cover to view torque converter. Turn flywheel over by hand till drain plug in converter is at bottom. Remove plug and drain. Replace plug and fill trans. with new fluid.

Jul 16, 2014 | 2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8

1 Answer

Fuel filter 2006 caddilac cts


The fuel filter on the caddy is attached to the fuel pump,which is,unfortunately inside of the gas tank.

Apr 18, 2014 | 2003 Cadillac CTS

1 Answer

2007 cadillac cts fuse for cigarette lighter


where is the fusebox in the 2007 caddilac cty 3.6

Mar 23, 2012 | 2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L

1 Answer

I have a 203 caddilac cts,and codes #1779 1795 1780 po700, i would like to know what the codes are.


po700 Transmission Control Module Requested Malfunction Indicator Lamp Illumination, p1779Engine Torque Delivered To Transmission Control Module, Signal p1780 Engine Torque Reduction Signal Circuit p1795 Controller Area Network Bus Throttle Body Position

Sep 18, 2011 | Cadillac CTS Coupe Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Where is the transmission stick located on the 2004 CTS


Hello Lillian.
Your CTS does not have a dipstick to check the level.
There is a procedure for checking it but it needs to be done by lifting the car high and level to access a plug on the side of the transmission.
Here is the procedure.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL CHECKING PROCEDURE

  1. Start the engine and allow the engine to idle until the transmission fluid normal operating temperature has been reached.
  2. Depress the brake pedal and move the shift lever through the gear ranges, pausing a few seconds in each range. Return the shift lever to the PARK range.
  3. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. The vehicle must be level, with the engine running and the shift lever in the PARK range. CAUTION: The engine must be running when the transmission fluid fill plug is removed, or excessive fluid loss will occur. Transmission fluid may be hot. Since the actual fluid level is unknown, stand clear when removing the fill plug. Have a container ready to capture any lost fluid. Do not turn the engine off with the fill plug removed, as you can be injured by hot transmission fluid being expelled out of the oil fill opening.
If you would like further advise on this matter, please ask me here in a comment.
Thank you for using FixYa.

KL

Feb 14, 2011 | 2004 Cadillac CTS

1 Answer

HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE HEADLIGHTS ON A CADDILAC 2004 CTS


OPEN HOOD.REMOVE COVER TOP RADIATOR SUPPORT.REMOVE THE SCREWS NUTS AND PULL THE HEADLIGHT HOUSING OUT REMOVE BULB HOLDERS.THEN DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS FROM HEADLIGHT HOUSING.REMOVE THE COVERS FOR ACCESS TO THE BULBS.YOU NEED TO WEAR CLEAN PAIR GLOVES YOU ARE HANDLING HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS OIL FROM YOUR FINGERS WILL CAUSE BULBS TO BLOW.NOW WITH CLEAN GLOVES ON HANDS ROTATE THE BULB HOLDER COUNTERCLOCKWISE. WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GLASS WITH YOUR BARE FINGERS.INSTALL NEW BULB AND HOLDER ASSEMBLY INTO THE HEADLIGHT HOUSING AND ROTATE CLOCKWISE TO LOCK IN PLACE.THEN PLACE THE HEADLIGHT HOUSING AND RADIATOR SUPPORT COVER THATS ALL TO IT.

Dec 25, 2010 | 2004 Cadillac CTS

2 Answers

Can't find aa battery for a 2004 caddilac cts, is there another m


u could get a delco battery it not cheep but thats the original battery that gose in the car

Feb 27, 2009 | 2004 Cadillac CTS

1 Answer

I have a Cadillac CTS 2004.. 3.6L V6 engine. I need to know if my car has a dipstick? And is it to check the level or just a hole to fill.


I too have the 2004 CTS.
Just today, my dealership checked my transmission fluid level because I have gear noise.

There is NO dipstick!

The car is put up on the hoist with motor running and transmission in neutral.
There is a fill / level check plug located on drivers side of transmission through which the level is checked.

koram

Jan 07, 2009 | 2004 Cadillac CTS

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

126 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7697 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...