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  • Virginia: P0018 is a cam position error code. As for the timing chain replacement cost, this can vary greatly across the country as Labor rates can be $125hr in NY and $60 in Alabama. Regardless of your location I would expect a repair total between $1000 – $1500.

    Mark, Good article. Thanks for the in depth information. I am in the process of purchasing a 2007 SRX V6 with Luxury package only 62,000 miles one owner being traded in on new one. My daughter works at the Cadillac dealership where it is being turned in and and GM is giving me first dibs on it. According to Car fax it has had the real seal recall done and had time chain replaced around 24k. I am wondering if that timing chain replacement fixed the problem once and for all or will there be subsequent fixes that need to be done. Asking price is $13,500 in immaculate condition – fair price?

  • I have had my timing chain on 2007 SRX changed once and it has now broken again. My car barely has 70,000 miles. I have had nothing but problems due to this chain issue. I first noticed the intermittent noise years back. I had mechanics change belts probably unnecessarily over & over to try & fix it. The check engine light first came on only 2 months into my purchase. Batteries kept dying, oil constantly disappears, I have replaced the Crank Shaft, several Coils, Power Steering, etc. I’m now waiting for GM to cover this latest Timing Chain replacement because they did send out a letter a few years back extending the coverage. At the moment they are trying to make me pay for it because they already replaced it in 2013. I am still fighting over this matter, what a headache. This is the worst car I have ever bought.

    Trudy : I know how you feel, as an srx owner I’m heart broken also. You do have options. However, none of them are good. You could clear the code and trade it in against another car. You could ask Cadillac for assistance with the repairs even though you’re outside the window of assistance. All they can say is no. You could find a mechanic at an aftermarket repair center familiar or capable of doing the timing chain replacement. This can save you hundreds over the dealer service department. Note that with the miles and the list of inherent problems that plague the first generation SRX that option 1 might be the best one.

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    Good shots, it gives one a much better idea as to what transpires during this operation. I wish I could have been there to observe. I too would like to do my own but unfortunately don't have the nerve. Were the tensioners and guides an equally trouble free install for you?
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    I just had my timing chain replaced under warranty on my ’07 CTS. I didn’t even make it home and it broke down on the side of the road. I had it towed back to the Cadillac dealer and they said that my transmission lines to the radiator let go and that this had NOTHING TO DO with the timing chain being replaced. the bill is going to be $750 to fix now. Can someone confirm for me that the timing chain replacement caused the issue with the transmission lines into the radiator? Does the radiator have to be removed to replace the timing chain? I AM LIVID!

9000 Head Gasket & Timing Chain Replacement

This is because as the chain wears out, it stretches and the ignition and valve timing becomes more retarded. A worn timing chain, guides or chain tensioner can also cause variety of noises originating from the timing chain cover area of the engine. The timing chain noises can range from rattling to whirring, whining or buzzing. If the timing chain is worn, usually it’s replaced as a kit with a new tensioner, guides, and other parts of the chain drive mechanism. Many autos have two or even three chains in their motors and often your auto repair shop may recommend replacing all the chains at once. Prices for timing chain replacement may vary anywhere from $370 to $1,500 depending on the vehicle model. If you plan to replace a timing chain yourself, you will need to find the correct procedure to set the timing when a new chain is installed. You can find this type of information in the service manual for your vehicle. In old-style pushrod engines, replacing the timing chain is a fairly easy task. No such luck if you have a modern front-wheel drive car with a transversely-mounted engine, as the space in the engine compartment could be very tight. To avoid timing chain problems you should maintain your engine properly and have the engine oil changed at recommended intervals. Using premium quality engine oils and oil filters will also help. Keeping the proper oil level will ensure that the timing chain is always lubricated. In a well-maintained engine a timing chain can last up to 300,000 miles and even longer.
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