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Acronym

Definition

Description

!CAGSThe CAGS eliminatorA device made by stealthV that eliminates the CAGS (1st to 4th shift)
A/Fair fuel ratioThe ratio of Air to Fuel that the engine calculates
ABS anti-lock braking systemThe system that modulates brake pressure to keep the tires from locking up
AC air conditioningDuh
AFRair fuel ratioThe ratio of Air to Fuel that the engine calculates
APP Accelerator Pedal Position
AWHKAnti Wheel Hop KitA kit made by BMR Fabrication to prevent Wheel Hop
B&BBilly BoatReferring to a Exhaust system by this manufacturer
BBBilly BoatReferring to a Exhaust system by this manufacturer
BCM Body Control ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
BMR PSBMR (see above) Pinion SupportPart made by BMR to support the Pinion gear (to prevent clunk)
BMW Born Moderately Wealthy
CAFÉ corporate average fuel economyThe federal government uses this measure to monitor average fuel economy across manufacturers
CAGSComputer Aided Gear SelectionThe mechanism that forces a shift from 1st to 4th under the proper circumstances
CAICold Air intakeNew airbox to allow colder air into the engine
CAN controller area network (2006 Vs)
CARB California air resources boardThe government agency that monitors SMOG and emissions in california
CKP Crankshaft Position SensorA sensor that monitors the poitision of the Crankshaft
CMP Camshaft Position Sensor
CTS-VRCTS-V RacingThe GM sponsored racing version of the CTS-V
DDMDriver Door ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
DDSA Driver Door Switch AssemblyThe parts that make up the driver door switches
DICDriver Information CenterThe Display(s) inside you gauge cluster that shows status (oil temp, etc)
DIM Dash Integration ModuleA computer module that controls the dash board functions
DLC Data Link ConnectorThe connector under the front driver dash that enables interface into the Class II computer system- the OBD2- connector
DRLDaytime Running LightsThe little yellow lights on the front of your car that stay on all the time
DRR Digital Radio ReceiverThe XM module
DTCDiagnostic Trouble CodeThe resulting computer code that is set when you check engine light goes on. (Note: if you subscribe to onstar, you can call them and they can run a remote diagnostic if this light comes on. Sometimes they will tell you the code and you can look it up here
DTEDynotech EngineeringVendor who tunes the computer (PCM- see below) to make the car go fast: Previously known as a "chip"
EBCM Electronic Brake Control ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
ECM electronic control module
ECT engine coolant temperatureThe temperature of the coolant fluid
ECU electronic control unit
EFI electronic fuel injection
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation
FAQFrequently Asked QuestionsRelating to this website
FFAIFree Flow Air IntakeAir intake kit available from StealthV Engineering (see Here)
FFVFree Flow V KitAir intake StealthV
FG2???The optional suspension package for the CTS-V which is more "track" focused and supposedly rougher
FIPKFuel Injected Performance KitAir intake from the filter to the throttle body
FORDFound On Road Dead/ Fix or Repair daily
FPDM Front Passenger Door ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
FTP Fuel Tank Pressure
GCGround ControlA company that makes a Lowering Kit for the CTS/ CTS-V
GMPDGeneral Motors Performance DivisionThe part of GM that brought us the V
HO2S Heated Oxygen Sensor
IATintake air temperatureThe temperature of the air coming into the engine
IBInformation BulletinAn informational Notice to dealers of a repair for a common problem.
IFS independent Front suspension
IPC Instrument Panel ClusterThe guages
IRS independent rear suspension
KAM Keep Alive Memory
LPELingenfelter Performance EngineeringCompany that makes Parts for the CTS-V (see Here)
LRDM Left Rear Door ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
MAFMass Airflow SensorThe part on your air intake that meters the amount of air entering the engine
MaggieMagnacharger SuperchargerThe most popular supercharger kit for the CTS-V that will add mega HP.
MAP manifold absolute pressure
MILmalfunction indicator lightAlso referred to as the check engine light
MSM Memory Seat ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
N/A naturally aspiratedthis is when a car is NOT supercharged or turbocharged
NOSNitrous OxideA gas that is injected into the motor (with additional gas= Wet without additiona gas= dry) to add mega HP instantly.
OBDOn Board DiagnosticsNew age name for the computer that monitors your car's various engine functions. In the case of post 1996 cars is called OBD II
OEMOriginal Equipment manufacturerBasically, did GM make it or not...
PCMPowertrain Control ModuleComputer that makes your engine run (control fuel timing, spark, radio, everything!)
PCV positive crankcase ventilation
PIB or PIPreliminary Information BulletinA Notice to dealers of a repair for a common problem. Could possible become a recall if it is serious enough.
PNPart NumberPart number is a unique identifier of a specific part for ordering (see Here )
PORSCHE pulled over regularly so cops have enough
PPS Passenger Presence SystemThe sensor that determines if a passenger is present so it enables the Air bag
RAPRetained Accessory PowerAllows certain accessories to stay on up to 10 minutes after the drivers door is open
RIM Rear Integration ModuleA computer module located under the rear seat that controls computer elements in the rear of the car
RKERemote Keyless EntryElectronic device to lock and unlock vehicle doors.
RRDM Right Rear Door ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
RTFOMRead the #%@$ owners manual
RWHPRear Wheel Horse PowerThe amount of horse power that a car puts out to the rear wheels.
S/CSuper ChargerSee "maggie" above... A forced air system that increases horsepower significantly.
SDM Sensing & Diagnostic ModuleThe controller in the car that controls the Traction control and also acts as a recroder prior to a crash
SIS Side Impact SensorThe senor that detects a side impact for Air Bag purposes
ST StabiliTrakThe cadillac system that monitors yaw/ and G forces to help a driver avoid a crash
STBStrut Tower BracePart That goes over your engine to help handling
STOICH stoichiometric AFR
SWCSteering Wheel ControlsThe part on the Base CTS (and can be added to the V) which allows you to control the radio, etc from the steering wheel
SWPS Steering Wheel Position SensorA part that determies the steering wheel position- this part has been known to go bad and cause Weird TC/ST issues
SWWSteering Wheel WiggleA symptom where the steering wheel wiggles at 65-7? mph on the highway (not related to balance or road)
TAC Throttle Actuator Control
TCTraction ControlThe computer system that stops your wheels from spinning if not turned off (see "the nanny")
TCC Torque Converter Clutch
TCM Transmission Control ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
TPISTuned Port Injections SystemsCompany that makes Parts for the CTS-V (see Here)
TPSTire Pressure SensorsThe device inside the tire that reports the Tire pressure to the Gauge
TPS throttle position sensorThe sensor on the Throttle body that monitors the position of the throttle
TSBTechnical Service BulletinNotice to dealers of repair procedure for a common problem.
VCIM Vehicle Communication Interface ModuleThe onstar Module
VINvehicle identification numberA unique code that identifies every vehical- a serial number
VSS vehicle speed sensorThe sensor the determines the Speed
VTD Vehicle Theft Deterrent ModuleA computer module that controls the fucntions listed in the title
WBO2 wideband O2 sensorAn auxilary o2 sensor usually installed for special tuning
WFO wide #@$%i open
WOT wide open throttlePutting your foot on the floor
WSS Wheel Speed Sensor





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