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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I'm currently working on a 2006 I traded for and 96 S-10 pick-up (broke down race truck). Anyhow, the 3.6L ...
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    Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    I'm currently working on a 2006 I traded for and 96 S-10 pick-up (broke down race truck). Anyhow, the 3.6L had a slight knock so I pulled the engine and found the #2 rod had a spun bearing but other than that the motor was clean. Instead of spending 850.00 purchasing a new crank, rod, rings, gaskets, etc.... I purchased a 2008 3.6L out of a Saturn Vue w/24k miles for 900.00. Everything is swapped over but I need to see a photo of the crank snout on a 2008 CTS because the 08 Vue 3.6 is a single belt crank pulley so I need to use the 06 crank pulley but the cranks have different snouts. The 06 doesn't have keyway just a pin for the timing gear and the 08 has a single keyway for the crank pulley and timing gear meaning i cant use my crank pulley. I'm trying to look at my options.

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    I'm not finding one so I guess it hasn't been done on the second gen yet. I know how to do it but i'm looking for a picture of the crank snout on the 08 3.6L. If anyone knows where to find pics let me know.

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    Have a look at this thread

    It is a 05 that is shown I just noticed so it is probably not what you need, possibly try camaro5 forums.

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    I've seen the threads for the 1st gen CTS 3.6L timing chain replacement. I know how to do it but I'm looking for information for the 2nd gen. I need to see a picture of a 2008 crank. I think i'll look on one of the Camaro forums.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    member "atikovi" did it, you may want to send him a PM as I know he had pics (they don't show up in his threads anymore). I think he's still active on the forums somewhere.

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    was it a 2008 CTS or newer model?

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by simple2me View Post
    was it a 2008 CTS or newer model?
    yes, it was second generation model....

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    Re: Anyone Changed their own timing chain and post DIY info & photos?

    Thanks everyone but I finally found a GM sit that actually shows a better breakdown and cross-reference for parts. I just got back from the dealership ordering the part I needed. I didn't have a VIN to give them so I wanted to make sure I ordered the correct part.

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