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Car is overheating everytime i drive it for about 15-20 minz
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2004 Cadillac SRX to overheat after driving for 15-20 minutes. When head gaskets fail the most common signs are the coolant level dropping without visible leaks, white smoke from the tail pipe, and...
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I took my 2013 SRX for tires and alignment. When complete service lights on, what could have gone wrong?
Did Cadillac give an answer or idea s to why all these components are not functioning ? I'm not sure what "the fuel pump is out too" means exactly. Generally a fuel pump either works or it does not. And...
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Interior lights stay on for 30 mins, while driving they stay on
In order to find out why the interior lights are staying on while driving and after you close the door will need to be checked by scanning the lighting control module to see if one of the doors latch switches...
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Where do I find the map sensor on my 2006 Cadillac SRX.
Hello, thank you for writing in. On your particular vehicle, the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor is located on the firewall. This is why they refer to it as a "firewall mounted MAP sensor". The firewall is the wall between...
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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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I'm about 335 miles from home my car has a humming sound I stopped at a dealership to see what was going on I was told I need to r
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to identify the humming noise without having the vehicle in front of us. If the wheel bearings and hubs are in poor condition, the vehicle should not be driven. In a...
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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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My engine is shaking and check engine light blinking
Hi There, Shaking or vibrating may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Lower ball joint
Hi there. When replacing the lower ball joints to your vehicle, you will need to press down on the ball joint to remove it. Before trying to remove the ball joint, check to see if there is a snap ring...
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How are transmission cooling lines disconnected on the radiator?
Hi there. The lines that attach to the radiator are either connected by a threaded pipe fitting or a compression type pipe fitting. The compression type fitting will need to be pushed in before removing the line. If you need...
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Rough idle falls on its face any throttle passed half 0p0420 0p0430 0p0300
First off, the P0420 and P0430 both refer to a catalyst efficiency problem, while the P0300 and P0302 codes refer to a misfire problem. If you are certain that the issue is not with the ignition system, then I would...
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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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Reduced engine power and car shuts off
Hi there. If there is carbon build up on the valves in the engine then that can cause a rough running condition and even a check engine light but that will not usually cause the vehicle to stall. It sounds...
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Changing my radio, and may be the whole dash (center console) 2010 Cadillac SRX
Hello - your English is very good actually. Yes, your plan makes good sense. The radio (or 'infotainment center' as they are now called) is modular, and at least within your make and model, fairly interchangeable. A radio/infotainment cluster from...
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Three coils are misfiring. Do I have to change all three at the same time? Can I change the spark plugs first?
Ignition coils deliver the spark to the spark plugs. If you are confident that the coils are in fact misfiring, changing the spark plugs will not fix your problem. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle...
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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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Replacemnet of crankshaft sensor
A rough idle often times is related to an engine misfire. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark...
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2010 Cadillac SRX Service StabiliTrak message
Hello. If the vehicle is displaying a service message for the traction control system then it has detected an issue with the vehicle's traction control system. If the vehicle has also been put into a power reduced mode then it...
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I own a Cadillac 2012 SRX whose driver-side headlight is dimmer than the passenger side.
Hi there. With having one headlight dimmer than the other and having the light bulb replaced with a new bulb and still having the same result, then I recommend replacing the ballast resister for the headlight that is dimmer. This...
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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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