Cadillac

Cadillac repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Cadillac CTS: 2008 CTS, 125000 miles. Check Engine DIC indicates…

Customer Question
2008 CTS, 125000 miles....
2008 CTS, 125000 miles. Check Engine DIC indicates a timing chain issue. I hear this is a know issue by GM and they are covering 10 years or 120,000 miles. Dealer wants $3700 to fix it. What options do I have?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Cadillac
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cadillac Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
6/20/2015
Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 2 years ago
Ron Z.
Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech -
Category: Cadillac
Satisfied Customers: 19,746
Experience: 18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Cadillac Diagnostics
Verified
It is true- the timing chains on these vehicles are a huge issue, and there is currently a "Special Coverage Adjustment" (Bulletin#: 11340B) offered by GM. This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first. When it comes to terms of the coverage, GM is usually pretty strict and even though you are only 5,000 miles over, they'll probably give you a hard time. However, it can't hurt to fight it! I would suggest calling 1-***-***-**** and asking them what they can do for you. Explain to them you've had the problem since before the 120,000 marker and are just learning of the coverage now. You never know, they may cover some or part of the cost. Can't hurt to try!
Ask Your Own Cadillac Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Ron Z. Your Own Question
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech -
Category: Cadillac
Satisfied Customers: 19,746
19,746 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Cadillac Diagnostics

Ron Z. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry Newton

Jerry Newton

Cadillac Technician

1,569 satisfied customers

ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Cadillac Technician

1,522 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

Gm Tech (Cam)

Gm Tech (Cam)

Cadillac Mechanic

1,003 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

John

John

ASE Certified Technician

941 satisfied customers

ASE CERTIFICATIONS A1-A8 & L1 / 40 YEARS AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

775 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15+ Years

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Cadillac Technician

744 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Cadillac Technician

690 satisfied customers

GM, Cadillac Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cadillac Questions
Cadillac CTS: An 06 CTS with a 3.6 came in on a trailer the
An 06 CTS with a 3.6 came in on a trailer the other day. It would barely run. The customer says that it has been losing power and having bad hesitation for a few weeks. The car smoothed out at 40-50 m… read more
Bill
Bill
Foreman/Team Leader
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
593 satisfied customers
Cadillac cts: 2006 cts 3.5 surging symptom w/rattling
2006 cts 3.5 has surging symptom with a rattling noise in the engine. seems to be more noticible when moving particularly when you accelerate and then let off. veh has 45k miles.… read more
Mark
Mark
Line Technician
Associate Degree
339 satisfied customers
Cadillac CTS What is the typical repair cost for a Cadillac
What is the typical repair cost for a Cadillac CTS that has an OBD code of P0017. Will it hurt to drive it. I hear this is a know problem for these cars?… read more
David H
David H
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,413 satisfied customers
Went to my 05 CTS and turned key to start engine. Engine
Went to my 05 CTS and turned key to start engine. Engine starts but it wouldn't shift out of park. Noticed my dash lights are off and the windows (that rolled down initially) wouldn't roll back up. Tu… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Cadillac Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
744 satisfied customers
I would like the timing chain replacement procedure for a
good morning, i would like the timing chain replacement procedure for a 2009 Cadillac cts 3.6 v6.… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 cts and the engine light,, service traction
i have a 2008 cts and the engine light,, service traction control and service brake assist are all on? … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
2010 Cts wagon AWD, 3.0l. Dealer replaced timing chains and
2010 Cts wagon AWD, 3.0l. Dealer replaced timing chains and trans about 15 months ago (16,000) miles. At that time they said everything is good except the gas cap needs to be replaced and there check … read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Mechanic told me I had timing chain issues, that cadillacs
Mechanic told me I had timing chain issues, that cadillacs are notorious for that Is that true … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Cadillac Tech -
19,746 satisfied customers
Does the 2008 Cadillac cts have a northstar engine?? Im
does the 2008 Cadillac cts have a northstar engine?? … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
I was told that the timing chain on my 2006 Cadillac CTS was
Second opinion] Hello, I was told that the timing chain on my 2006 Cadillac CTS was going bad. This was about 8 months ago. I asked if I could still drive it and the mechanic said yes, but don't drive… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 cts and the engine light is on and it says
I have a 2008 cts and the engine light is on and it says that the engine power is reduced on the dash … read more
ggrote1
ggrote1
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13 satisfied customers
Replaced timing chain on my 2008 SRX 3.6L engine and now
Hello, replaced timing chain on my 2008 SRX 3.6L engine and now Codes p0009, p0009, 16, 17 18 19 keep showing up. Do you think the mechanic installed the chains incorrectly? … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,149 satisfied customers
Cadillac CTS: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6Had a cylinder 3 and
2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 Had a cylinder 3 and 4 misfire Random misfire and a code P0017 Replaced all plugs and all 4 cam sensors and crankshaft position sensor Reset everything, drove the car and the … read more
Bill
Bill
Foreman/Team Leader
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
593 satisfied customers
Cadillac CTS: chevrolet..600 miles..the timing belt..000mi
My 2003 3.2L Cadillac CTS was in the Cheverolet shop for routine service. They noted the car had 106,600 miles and stated that the timing belt should have been replaced at 100,000mi. I called the Cadi… read more
daves71
daves71
Service Manager
High School or GED
3 satisfied customers
2003 cadillac cts: has two marks on timimg gear
2003 cadillac cts engine 2.3 has two marks on timimg gear. which mark to use for setting time.… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Cadillac Technician
Associate Degree
1,522 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 cadillac cts 2.8L. I was having misfires and
I have a 2006 cadillac cts 2.8L. I was having misfires and loss of power. I brought it to my mechanic who did a diagnostic, fixed 2 coils, changed the plugs and gave it a tuneup. He said that the loss… read more
ggrote1
ggrote1
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13 satisfied customers
2008 Cadillac CTS: timing chain..cam..same problem..24,000 miles
I'm thinking about buying a 2008 Cadillac CTS and found the following complaint on the About Automobile website: "The timing chain was stretched according to them and the cam and crank shaft were defe… read more
David H
David H
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,413 satisfied customers
Cadillac CTS: I have a 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 SFI...check
I have a 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 SFI...check engine light on..dealer says indicates timing chain problem..I've been told that there was a problem & recall with the timing chain sensors for CTS. Is t… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x