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Cadillac SRX Problems and Troubleshooting

The Cadillac SRX was designed as a medium sized crossover Sports Utility Vehicle manufactured by the Cadillac division of General Motors since 2004. The first generation SRX was available through the 2009 model year after which the second generation model was introduced. In spite of its unique components and enhanced features, owners have faced problems with this car and needed help with troubleshooting them.

Read on to see how some of the commonly asked questions about the Cadillac SRX have been answered by the Experts.

What are the possible reasons why it could be difficult to fill gas in a 2012 Cadillac SRX?

Case details: Gas pump kicks off, fuel kicks back. Replaced purge canister Solenoid and vent Solenoid.

In some cases, replacing a problematic evap vent valve or canister could remedy the situation quickly. Another reason this problem could occur is if the vent lines that come off the fuel tank are damaged. In this case, it would be a good idea to have the vent lines checked for any faults as well as get the fuel tank examined to rule out an internal valve issue. Replacing the vent lines or the fuel tank, as the case may be, could probably solve the problem.

What is the estimated cost to replace the spark plugs and wires on a Cadillac SRX v6 2005?

There are no spark plug wires on this vehicle. The spark plugs are fired using individual coil-on-plug ignition coils. The spark plugs cost around $5 each, and the labor time will probably be 3.5 hours as the upper intake needs to be removed to access the rear plugs to complete the job. The labor charges vary from shop to shop. For a job of this type, a "fair" labor rate could be anywhere from $85-$125 per hour. It would be a good idea to go around and find a reputable shop that warranty their parts and labor.

How can the battery be replaced in a 2008 Cadillac SRX, 6-cylinder, two-wheel drive?

The first step is to disconnect the negative battery cable. Following this, the air inlet grille panel can be taken out. The positive battery cable can then be removed from the battery by loosening the cable bolt. Once this is done, take out the battery insulator after which the battery hold down retainer bolt and the retainer can be removed followed by the battery. This entire process needs to be followed in reverse to install the battery.

The first step is to disconnect the negative battery cable. Following this, the air inlet grille panel can be taken out. The positive battery cable can then be removed from the battery by loosening the cable bolt. Once this is done, the battery insulator can be taken out after which the battery hold down retainer bolt and the retainer can be removed. Following this, the battery can finally be removed from the vehicle. Remember that this entire process needs to be followed in reverse to install the battery.

In a Cadillac SRX, is it necessary to replace the spark plugs at 100,000 miles even if one doesn’t experience any problems?

It has been recommended by Cadillac that the Spark Plugs be replaced at intervals of every 100,000 miles even if no performance issues or symptoms are experienced.

Does the Cadillac SRX have two different sized tires?

The two tire sizes have the same diameter, so essentially they are the same size. The biggest difference between the two is that the rear tire is 20 mm (about ¾ inch) wider than the front. This was to improve traction and handling.

In a Cadillac SRX, can the speedometer which is in MPH be converted to metric KPH?

This conversion can be done with the push of a button. The numbers stay the same; the needle just reads differently, and on the display, KPH is backlit instead of MPH. There is the English/metric button. The button will most likely say ENG/MET. Additionally when the button is pressed, the temperature readouts will change to Celsius. If this button is difficult to fine, one could look for a menu button or if the buttons just have pictures, it will look like a piece of paper with several lines on it. Once you get into the menu, scroll through until you get to the option for English or metric. Toggle to the metric selection and then press the arrow button to enter.

The Cadillac SRX though fitted with unique components, could face issues from time to time. Unawareness of the mechanics and how to handle these issues could lead to questions. When questions arise, it is best to seek help from an Expert.
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