Silence The Stereotypes. These are the words associated with the all-new Cadillac STS. Even in just one glance, the innovativeness and stand-out features of the STS parts and makes are undeniably reflected in the simplest details of the car starting from the lines and curves down to controls and buttons to operate the technologically advanced add-ons and amenities. STS is a car type that can set anyone's head spinning not only because of its unique style but also of its smoothness and sleekness in all types of highways and driving conditions. It is indeed an impressive deviation from the usual and stereotype car makes.
The V6 and V8 Performance engines are remarkable car parts for Cadillac STS. Each power train is equipped with variable valve timing for a powerful and smooth performance together with maximum horsepower and torque boosting capacity and optimum combustion process. The Northstar V8 has a capacity of 320 hp at 6,400 rpm and 315 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The 3.6 on the other hand has 255 hp at 6,500 rpm and 252 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm. Aside from the valve timing, the engine also has drive by wire electronic throttle and strong lightweight aluminum engine block and cylinder head structure. Paired with the STS V8 is the optional premium luxury package made up of a 40/60 front-rear torque split, Stabilitrak and all wheel traction control. Standard for all trims is a rear wheel drive with limited slip differential.
Added Cadillac car parts and accessories, aftermarket car parts, custom car parts and car performance parts to further enhance the vehicle, may it be used or new have varied sources on-line and offline. Used car parts can now be easily accessed without going through the agony of digging through old, rusty cars just to get the parts that are still in good conditions. Used aftermarket car parts for replacement or enhancement are widely available in junk yards or salvage yards. Other terms used for used car parts are salvage yard part, recycled part, salvage part, like kind quality part and quality replacement part.
Through the power of the net, some modern salvage yards are now connected with other sources from various sides of the world to provide better accessibility and availability of products. Anyone who opts for used car parts can spend almost half the price of a new OEM or aftermarket car parts but they must ensure extensive research to get the right car parts. The part must be in good condition or else it can endanger your car and your money as well no matter how small it may be.
When the check engine light of the Cadillac STS came on, I had to take a peek under the hood. I found out that there's antifreeze on top of the engine, which is weird. There's a leak all of a sudden, like something burst while I was driving the Cadillac. What would explain the unusual antifreeze leak?
The antifreeze could leak or could be sprayed on top of the engine because of a blown hose or busted lines and other connections. If the hoses are still intact, see if you have a frost plug or if anything else has popped out. The problem could also be traced to a broken head gasket, a fractured cylinder head, or a damaged engine block. To prevent any further problems, it would be wise not to drive the vehicle until the issue has been properly diagnosed and the leak has been fixed. It wouldn't be safe to drive a vehicle if it's running low on antifreeze, as this could lead to a serious problem or irreversible damage to the engine.
If the headlights of the Cadillac would stay on even after turning them off through the switch, what could be done to keep the car battery from draining? The engine has been shut off, and the key has been removed already.
To prevent the battery from dying while you're still figuring out why the headlights would stay on (and you still couldn't fix the problem), you simply have to disconnect the battery. If this is something you haven't done before, try disconnecting just the negative cable to prevent a short circuit. Another trick is to just disconnect the relevant fuse or relay. Use a diagram or consult the user manual to look for the correct fuse and trace the right connections. Don't just pull out any relay or fuse until you've found the right one.
I'm having problems with the brakes of my Cadillac. When I hit the brakes, the vehicle tends to pull to one side. What could this mean? Why do I experience slight swerving or leaning when I brake?
The uneven braking from side to side could be traced to contaminated brake linings or pads. They may have oil, grease, or brake fluid on them, which could cause this brake problem. If the linings are already worn out, then have this fixed right away to eliminate the brake pull and to ensure driving safety. A stuck or loose caliper can also be the reason why the brakes aren't working properly. If everything seems well, you'll have to check for a clog in the brake line. Since this may also be caused by a front end that's already out of adjustment, you'll have to make sure that the wheels are properly aligned and the bearings aren't loose. The proportioning valve should be inspected for any defect as well. It would help to have tires that are properly inflated. This will prevent uneven braking or the vehicle leaning on one side when applying the brakes.
Cadillac STS: The Replacement for the Famous Seville
The STS was Seville’s more compact yet less evocative successor. It was initially introduced in 1988 as the Seville Touring Sedan package, an enticing performance-oriented Seville version that included General Motor’s FE2 Touring Suspension. In 1992, it became Seville’s trim line along with the Seville Luxury Sedan (SLS), and in 2005, the STS nameplate eventually replaced the Seville. Throughout its industry existence, the STS was Cadillac’s most expensive sedan.
2005: Launching of Cadillac STS
The Seville retired for the 2005 model year and was replaced by the new rear-wheel-drive STS, which was based on GM’s Sigma platform. RWD was standard, but an AWD option was also offered. The STS derived its power from mighty engine options—the LY7 V6 engine that’s capable of cranking out 255 horsepower or the 4.6-liter Northstar V8 producing 320 horses. Both engines were paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The luxurious STS trims offered a standard remote ignition, which attracted many buyers.
At the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac introduced the STS-V for 2006 model year. This variant was equipped with a supercharged 4.4L version of the Northstar V8 engine that’s certified by the SAE to generate 469 horsepower and 439 lb ft of torque. A year after, Cadillac unveiled a stretched version of the STS, named SLS. This was manufactured at GM’s Shanghai plant and was revealed at the Middle East International Motor Show held in Dubai.
2008: The updated Cadillac STS
For 2008, the STS received a facelift as well as a few interior updates. The redesigned STS, which debuted at the 2007 New York Auto Show, got a larger, more aggressive grille, chrome fender vents, as well as new steering wheel. The standard engine was a direct-injected 3.6L V6 matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that was able to produce 302 horsepower and 272 lb ft of torque. More safety features were also added, including the Mobileye blind-spot control system and GM’s StabiliTrak stability control system.
For 2010, the significant updates done in the STS were the removal of the GM badges and the introduction of trim levels—the Luxury Sport, Luxury, and Premium trims. The following year, the V8 engine was dropped from the STS.
2011: The final Cadillac STS
The 2011 STS concept debuted in January 2010 at the Detroit International Auto Show. This new, long-wheelbase, single flagship sedan was aimed to conquer the upscale midsize luxury space that was long dominated by German automakers. This new STS was offered in V6 Luxury Sport, V6 Luxury, and V6 Premium. The V8 engine option was dropped, leaving the V6 as the sole engine across all trims.
But being a middle child indeed has its own share of disadvantages, especially if you’re sandwiched between CTS, which is Euro-flavored, and the famous DTS land yacht. The 2011 Cadillac STS found it difficult to win the hearts of luxury sedan customers, even if it got a new V6 powertrain and it retained its athletic handling, let alone its having popular rivals like the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes Benz E-class.