Alignment & Suspension Specs: 2003-2007 Cadillac CTS: Brake and Front End

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Alignment Suspension Specs: Cadillac CTS

The standard or base came with 16-inch this is designated as RPO package But, 17-inch wheels optional on some 2006-2007 equipped CTS models. These were dealer installed

Ride Height Measurement

the vehicle onto a level or drive-on lift. GM recommends a tank of fuel to get the most measurements. Jounce the car#x2019;s several times, making to pull up and release several

In the front, the first measurement is from the center of the lower arm bolt to the ground. Next, the distance from the ground to the point on the lower ball Subtract the second measurement the first; this will you the height specification for that Average the the measurements for both

On FE1, FE2 and FE3 models, the specification (53mm). If the measurement is greater or than 3/8#34; (10mm), and repair the vehicle before with an alignment.

In the rear, the first measurement is from the center of the lower bolt to the ground. Next, the distance from the ground to the of the bolt of the outboard#160; pivot Subtract the second measurement the first and this will you the height specification. Average the the for both sides.

The specification for the is 2-5/16#34; (59mm). If the measurement is or lesser than 3/8#34; inspect and repair the vehicle proceeding with an alignment.

Cars with the FE4 option have front specification of (43mm) and 1-7/8#34; (48mm) in the If the measurement is greater or lesser 3/8#34; (10mm), inspect and the vehicle before proceeding an alignment.

The front suspension on the CTS is a double wishbone style. The ball joint is a follower-style and should have no play or axially. The lower ball is a loaded joint. The lower joint should not have than .125#34; of play or axially.#160;

The normal camber and caster are achieved by repositioning the lower arm in slotted control arm brackets. GM and manufacturers offer a turnbuckle (J45845) to aid in making the adjustments. The WinAlign CAMM on the#160; is also available to help in this tricky adjustment.

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If an adjustment can not be completed, inspect the arms and mounting points for No special kits are required. The recommended tool is J45845 Adjustment Tool.

Rear

The rear suspension uses links. The upper control arm has an ball joint that have zero play. all bushings for wear and excessive

Rear Camber adjustment is by moving the lower control arm in an slotted control arm bracket. Toe is with the threaded lower

If the thrust angle of the vehicle is specifications, inspect the rear carrier and mounting bushings. The suspension carrier can shift and excessive toe adjustments and thrust problems.#160;

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