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I am looking to buy a used 04 cadillac CTS, the guy i would

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hey mike! i am looking to buy a used 04 cadillac CTS, the guy i would be buying from said the check engine light is on and is giving an EVAP code, do you have any idea how much it would cost to fix it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

What s the actual code, do you know?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i do not know exactly
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Well, do you know then what work has to be done to correct this issue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, that is what i am asking. What work would need to be done and how much would it cost
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I don't know without the actual code, so I can look it up. It might be as simple as tightening the gas cap or replacing a hose or changing the charcoal cannister or checking for a leak.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Plus I would need to know what engine is in it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am trying to find out the EVAP code and what kind of engine is in it now
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure the exact code but it is the 3.6 cylinder engine
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

I need the code.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you give me an estimate on how much it would cost for the best scenario and the worst scenario?
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

$0-$100

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

$0 being tightening the gas cap and $100 performing a smoke test, finding the leak and fixing it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it shouldn't be anything crazy like(###) ###-#### *****? And just 1 more little thing.. are cadillac's reliable cars, or will they stop running after like 150,000 miles
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

No, it should not be something like that.

Haven't you ever heard of the expression, "it's the Cadillac of", when referring to just about anything? That means it's considered the best.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hahaha yes i have, just don't want to put money into something that won't last me a year
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there anything that commonly goes wrong with cadillac's?
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Not anything that I can think of specifically. Here is a link for the national highway administration where you can search for tsb's, recalls, complaints and investigations, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Alright great! Thanks a bunch!
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome, anything else?

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