My 2004 CTS (basic v-6) died


Asked by Jun 22, 2014 at 02:37 PM about the 2004 Cadillac CTS Base

Question type: General

It died after leaving the interstate. Sounded like a dead battery.  So I jumped it and smoke came out from the left side of the motor

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Was car over heating?


No - not at all. There was a burnt smell after the smoke appeared.


I had an issue with a coil pack that did the same thing to me, but mine would start back up and then start smoking badly. I replaced the coil pack and plug and then later all the coil packs and plugs and it drove fine. Once you replace one, they will all in a row start going.


Put it on a computer and see what error message it sends

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