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Mechanic told me I had timing chain issues, that cadillacs…

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Mechanic told me I...

Mechanic told me I had timing chain issues, that cadillacs are notorious for that Is that true

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?

191,000 2006 sts

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your STS yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, Took car into my mechanic

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Is this a known problem?

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Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thanks for coming! I'm Ron and I'll be working with you on your question today.

Does your vehicle have the 6-cylinder or the 8-cylinder engine?

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Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

Great! Thank-you! Please give me one moment to type out some info for you. Sit tight one minute... I'll be right back!

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Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

Thanks for holding!

Unfortunately, the timing chain issues on these engines are an extremely well-known, common problem. There is a known issues with the timing chains and tensioners and also a problem with the reluctor for the crankshaft sensor pressed on the crankshaft. This issue affects 2004-2011 Cadillac STS with the 3.6L engine. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here! Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept' when I have answered all your questions. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.

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Are there any recalls?
Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

Unfortunately, no recalls. GM has issued a "Technical Service Bulletin" on the issue. Which means, they know it's a problem... but aren't going to help pay for it.

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Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

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Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

Were there any other questions I could help you with today?

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Cadillac Mechanic: Ron Z., - Cadillac Tech - replied 3 months ago

HI! I noticed this Q&A was still open and you did not leave a rating, so I wanted to check in and see if there was anything else I could do for you on this? Any other questions you had? If you have no further questions, Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page.

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