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Old 07-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
 
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Since day one of ownership of our SRX, it would make a clanking noise on hard acceleration. I unfortunately found this out after I bought the car and the dealership I bought it from when I asked to return the car/fix the transfer case/assist with fixing the case said "too bad".

So for over a year, we've just let it be and just drove soft enough to not make it clank from the chain skipping on the sprockets. It kept getting worse and almost every accel from a stop would cause the chain to skip. Then we moved to N. CA and the car was almost inoperable out here with all the hills.

Finally said this is not a project I want to tackle and had a local trans shop pull the t case and rebuild it. This shop seemed reputable and is in a wealthy area. They also had just done the same repair on another SRX 2 weeks before, saying it's starting to become a common problem for these cars at 80-100k+ miles.

We'll they did it and I paid for it...

They took some pics of the stretched chain with the new chain for me:






I'm currently shopping around for a new truck to trade this thing in on... but we'll see.
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Wow, that is crazy.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:06 PM   #3
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now you see why i dont want anything newer....once 100k rolls around every component is at the end of its life.

good luck finding 2008+ vehicles with over 150k on em....costs more to repair em than to buy a new car lol
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2 cars with stretched chains, damn.
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Pretty common on those caddy's Same thing as well with the 09 Traverse/enclave. I think it may be the same engine? The 3.6?? I know there is an open recal for stretched timing chain issues on the traverse causing a check engine light and running rough. Had one the other day that was so bad it actually caused the chain to jump timing.


Correction: Not open recall it is covered under "Special coverage" If it has that condition
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yikes, i'd of just traded the thing off.
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Since day one of ownership of our SRX, it would make a clanking noise on hard acceleration. I unfortunately found this out after I bought the car and the dealership I bought it from when I asked to return the car/fix the transfer case/assist with fixing the case said "too bad".

So for over a year, we've just let it be and just drove soft enough to not make it clank from the chain skipping on the sprockets. It kept getting worse and almost every accel from a stop would cause the chain to skip. Then we moved to N. CA and the car was almost inoperable out here with all the hills.

Finally said this is not a project I want to tackle and had a local trans shop pull the t case and rebuild it. This shop seemed reputable and is in a wealthy area. They also had just done the same repair on another SRX 2 weeks before, saying it's starting to become a common problem for these cars at 80-100k+ miles.

We'll they did it and I paid for it...

They took some pics of the stretched chain with the new chain for me:






I'm currently shopping around for a new truck to trade this thing in on... but we'll see.

If you have an issue like this in the future where the dealer is unwilling to help shoot me a PM or mention me in a post and I will try my best to help. As well as sending me over your vin number I can check to see if there are any special coverages or open recalls. Dealers miss these things especially if its a special coverage where they have to hunt the info down. They would rather just collected everything at retail price and retail labor rate
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GM use trans fluid in the T-case ?

that fluid is pretty dark
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GM use trans fluid in the T-case ?

that fluid is pretty dark
Yep, ATF. And only like 1/2 a quart too. The trans builder is speculating that the little amount of fluid is a bad design and why these start to fail...
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quick, trade it in before the timing chain stretches :
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shoulda asked me for advice before you bought it Angus... you know I work at Cadillac right?

SRX's are giant turd boxes.
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