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I am having an issue with my emissions control system. no leaks but what can i do to solve this issue
Hi there. If this came on as the fuel in the tank was very low then it can cause some false codes. You can add more fuel and drive it for a few days to see if it will reset....
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Car misfire at idle.. changed plugs..coils..air fliter. gas smell and a miss sometimes. Any ideal was happening?
With the recent repairs made, chances are your issue is related to the fuel-system or a stubborn sensor that's on its way out. When was the last time you changed your fuel filter? The fuel injectors can also cause misfiring...
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My steering wheel vibrates an i have a lost of power? Seems like engine is shaking
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Cadillac SRX. This is a known issue with the Cadillac SRX and is related to the steering wheel sensor. This sensor monitors the direction the wheels are turning. When it senses...
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Hi! Check Engine Light appeared after upgrading the timing on my Cadillac SRX 3.6 engine from year 2004 to 2007.
Hello. I would not recommend changing the timing between model years. There are certainly software differences in the engine management system (this is what is causing your Check Engine Light), and there may be physical differences in timing reference points...
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It make a loud noise when I am driving and act like it don't won't to pull
Hi there. We might need more information from you to accurately determine what's going wrong with your 2007 Cadillac SRX. However, if you're hearing a loud noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine feels sluggish, it could be...
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Hi. A few days ago I purchased some gas. I filled the tank. Immediately upon restarting the car the engine sputtered and choked.
Hello. If the issues began after you filled up it may be possible that the issue is related to the fuel that was used. If a low quality batch or the wrong type of f fuel was used it may...
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Why does it do this??
All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal...
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Popping noise at low speed turns
Hi. This is a tricky one. In my experience, I have seen lower control arms cause this problem. The lower control arms have rubber bushings in them and sometimes those rubber bushings crack or become dry rotten and causing a...
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Issues on removing my key from the ignition
Hi, thanks for writing in. This sounds like you may have a faulty alternator. I would recommend using a multi meter to test its voltage. Alternators should always read higher than 14 volts. If this is not the issue, it...
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My cadillac srx does a no crack no start
If your ignition switch was replaced recently and you have been having problems from that moment on, it is unlikely that the issue could be anything but an ignition switch. In this case, I would recommend taking your vehicle back...
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Startup issues, battery works
You may have just drained your battery. Batteries can still test good if they are dead because they have the ability to be recharged. Batteries are faulty when they can no longer hold a charge. It is best to listen...
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Engine surges at idle two or three times and shuts off
This may be a sign of an imbalanced air/fuel mixture caused by a failing idle air control valve. This is a unit that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. When...
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If the rear impact bar and energy bar are broken from a rear-end collision, is the car roadworthy and safe?
Hi there. The vehicle can be driven, but it will not provide any protection against another accident from the rear. If you want to be safe driving this vehicle, then the damage needs to be repaired as soon as possible....
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I need to replace the crankshaft sensor. Where is it located in the motor?
Hello. Carbon buildup and other issues can cause these sensors to fail prematurely. You will need to raise the vehicle to access the sensor best. Once below the right, or passenger, side of the vehicle, you will want to look...
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Brake calipers needing replacement after brake pads and rotors were replaced?
I think you have it backwards. The pads and rotors do not cause bad calipers, but a sticking or binding caliper can cause the pads to wear excessively and cause the pads to dig into the rotors. The calipers may...
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When you did this SRX was it the 4.6L? If so, did you have to pull the front grill, fan, radiator, and condenser?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that the rectifier has failed in the alternator or the diodes are burned in the alternator. This will cause the amperage to spike to the high A/C voltage and try to charge...
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Reduced engine power icon on
Hello - there are 2 problems here. The wiring pigtail to the throttle position sensor (TPS) is likely bad and making a poor connection. This is a known problem with this model and engine. Replace the pigtail connector to the...
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Recommended maintenance service by showroom
The dealerships will often times recommend services such as this as a means to generate additional revenue for their service departments. These are called "recommended services" for just that reason - they are often not necessary. Your throttle body specifically...
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Heater blows cold.
Hi there. Leak stopper should only be used in emergency situations as it usually causes more problems than it "fixes". It sounds like the leak stopper may have settled in your heater core and is preventing the proper amount of...
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Timing chain or belt? 2007 Cadillac SRX 3.6:
Hi there - your SRX engine has a timing chain - actually multiple timing chains, which are oil lubricated. With proper oil change maintenance, all of the timing components should be good for 100K miles or better. There is a...

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