: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!



orandaberg
04-11-13, 08:35 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130411_124443_zpsaeb71b87.jpg
Is the main radiator suppose to look like this, need part number!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130411_124459_zps648d3dcf.jpg
Hose lines need part number
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130411_124452_zps95d62e34.jpg
bracket need part number
VIN 1GYEE63A370181467
07, 4,6L SRX:crybaby:

n7don_srx
04-11-13, 09:01 AM
You might have successs browsing this site: http://parts.nalleygmc.com/

orandaberg
04-11-13, 09:14 AM
Thanks
But is the main radiator suppose to be in this shape thought it would be square

conedoctor
04-11-13, 11:46 AM
How did you attach your fans?

Are you saying the rad is bend or bowing down, I can't tell from the picture.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 12:12 PM
yes the radiator has a covex shape at the bottom (nearest engine), and is about 1/4" lower in the middle then the front aux radiator.

conedoctor
04-11-13, 12:18 PM
How did you mount your fans???????

orandaberg
04-11-13, 12:27 PM
I did not mount the fans this is a pic from looking at the car after removal of the plastic shield, I am at a garage on the way home, cannot continue, do not want to take the chance. So is the rad suppose to be square or convex at the bottom, the aux rad is square the main is convex at the bottom

conedoctor
04-11-13, 12:31 PM
What I am saying is are the fans mounted to the rad or to the frame of the rad?

orandaberg
04-11-13, 12:35 PM
yes it is

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Its as if the plastic just formed with the convex, in the parts schematic its square

conedoctor
04-11-13, 12:39 PM
Yes it is what?

orandaberg
04-11-13, 12:58 PM
Yes its formed with the covex at the bottom

Its as if the plastic just formed with the convex, in the parts schematic its square

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http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/rad_zpsf2851893.jpg

conedoctor
04-11-13, 01:00 PM
I love you but your killing me!

I am thinking if the fans were mounted to the rad core they may be too heavy and bent the core down, the OEM fans are mounted to the frame.

If it has not failed then I would get it home and look more.


Now I see better, not sure I will look in the parts book and see if it should be roundish.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 01:25 PM
My Transmission coolant tubes as you can see are rotten. Can not risk another 1600 km home so tomorrow we pull off the front end and remove aux.transmission and main rads
http://www.tonkinonlineparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=809507&ukey_make=1085&ukey_model=15862&modelYear=2007&ukey_category=22495&ukey_driveLine=8699&ukey_trimLevel=19237

looks like parts 7 and 8

glake89
04-11-13, 01:48 PM
If it's the transmission cooler lines you're worried about, replace the rusty part with decent hydraulic rubber line and good clamps. There's no significant pressure involved. Then you can get home, and drive for many KMs more without worry.

conedoctor
04-11-13, 02:14 PM
AS stated above, don't use heater hose as EPDM does not play well with ATF.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 03:17 PM
Good to know guys as this is one part not available, maybe it only comes with the transmission rad. Now the question is... the main radiator, is it suppose to be convex at the bottom? If yes then all I need to do is relace the rusted section of the transmission line.
A note: Will I loose enough trans oil cutting the pipes that I need to top up the trans?

glake89
04-11-13, 03:52 PM
If you lose a quart, yes. I wouldn't worry about the radiator if it were mine.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 05:10 PM
Really why? I mean this is something really wrong if its suppose to be square. Looking at the parts manual it suppose to be square

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From Rippy Cadillac
They are straight when they are new but often they get a little bend to them over time
if it is not leaking then i wouldn't worry about it

TimRSRX777
04-11-13, 05:28 PM
I am unfamiliar with the parts book for these cars. I would not question the shape of your radiator based on the drawing in that parts book page that you linked to. It's a drawing, possibly based on a prototype. What would be more helpful would be if people with same year and engine SRX's took a look at the bottom of their radiator and confirmed what shape theirs was. Convex or rectangular.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 05:43 PM
Rippy Cadilac answered the question. I can continue the journey now an order a new one, but figure a way to support the radiator so it does not sag, as you saw my transmission rad. lines were rusted.This will be cut out and replaced with hydraulic hose, this was due to leaves and dirt packed into the bends, over time it corroded the cheap tubing material. I would recommend all to remove the plastic underside if they live in a rainy Autumn area an check for packing of dirt an leaves and have a look at the bend in their radiator.

orandaberg
04-11-13, 09:49 PM
Hello

Can I not delete this TOC? This is mainly for a towing package? The only thing I would tow is some furniture or trash.

n7don_srx
04-12-13, 12:42 AM
This is a photo I posted several years ago. It's post #11. I was looking at the trans. oil cooler that's sandwiched between the radiator and ac condenser. Maybe you can tell something about the shape from this photo.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-srx-first-generation-forum-2004/115162-tow-package-pics.html

orandaberg
04-12-13, 04:15 AM
Thanks

RippyPartsDept
04-12-13, 12:16 PM
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4188/coolerlines.jpg

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5610/transcoollines.jpg


http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4271/steercoollines.jpg

orandaberg
04-13-13, 07:21 AM
New pics of repairs to come

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130413_104709_zpsc987c100.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130413_104709_zpsc987c100.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130413_104702_zpsb0f490cf.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130413_104702_zpsb0f490cf.jpg.html)
Transmission oil cooler line
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130413_104652_zps5da8699f.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130413_104652_zps5da8699f.jpg.html)
Power steering line leaking at hose crimp
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130413_102505_zpsebafaf28.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130413_102505_zpsebafaf28.jpg.html)
Radiator leak bottom left corner and sagged over time (a brace will be welded to support the new rad)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130413_102454_zpsd2e76d34.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130413_102454_zpsd2e76d34.jpg.html)
New transmission lines and a bracket needed
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/0406286E09-010_zps9bba9baa.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/0406286E09-010_zps9bba9baa.jpg.html)
New o-rings needed
If you live in a rainy Autumn area and have never removed your bottom plastic shield, I suggest you have a look and see if your lines are OK, its the foam padding on the plastic shield that absorbs water like a sponge and these rusted areas sit in moist foam. Will replace the foam with a nylon pad used to clean bugs off windshields, the pads are soft enough to cushion and will not hold water like foam OEM.
I guess I may as well replace the serpatine belts since all the front is off.

orandaberg
04-17-13, 02:40 PM
Helloš
Since I am pulling out all the rads and I may as well change the belts, I was wondering is it worth it to replace the timing chain or all the chains. Car runs great, but would hate to drive a 1000 km and then get chain issues,car now has 82 000 km (50000 miles) I have been reading n here how the SRX has timing chain issues

orandaberg
04-18-13, 04:53 AM
bump, that was a question about the chains

orandaberg
04-19-13, 05:34 AM
I guess by the lack of replies no one would or it was a stupid question

nstar
04-19-13, 12:07 PM
I don't think V8 has problem with timing chain.

TimRSRX777
04-19-13, 03:15 PM
Sounds like the v6 only has timing chain issues if you neglect regular maintenance, don't check the oil periodically and let it get extremely low. So if you had the v6 it would depend on how diligent you kept up your maintenance schedule or if it had extremely high miles.

orandaberg
04-19-13, 04:48 PM
Thanks

orandaberg
04-25-13, 02:52 PM
So far
1 main radiator $347
1 transmission inter cooler W/ lines $100
2 Belts, main belt and alternator belt (in transit) $105
1 box 8x spark plugs(in transit) $46
1 power steering hose $122
1 diagnostic scanner for Cadillac (in transit) $80
2 A/C seals (in transit) $17
All prices include shipping, total $817
Labor will be about $520 making a grand total of $1337, not bad considering if I did this in Norway I would have paid that just for the radiator and 1 alternator belt. Having said that if the quality was better I would not have to buy over half these parts. Major parts from Rockauto,scanner,plugs and seals from Ebay

orandaberg
05-05-13, 08:23 PM
Oh I forgot the 660 euro (865 dollars) I had to spend the first day I got the car to replace the front wheel bearings, so I have had the car less then a year and will spend a grand total of 2202 dollars to keep it drivable, this is not including replacing the rotors and pads,brake lines(my choice to braided) with EBC, yes I could of used the crap (inner faced) condition rusted rotors and nearly worn out pads, probably could have used the old belts, what concerns me now is that pesty MIL light going off/on as it pleases, if the scanner works and finds a internal engine problem, there is no doubt this lemon(or just needs a refurbish) is in for a trade. Next week is surgery for it and the labor could be higher or lower.

To be fair after replacing the front bearings, I did drive to southern Spain from Holland and back to Norway and now to Belgium (and still no oil needed) without a actual breakdown, I only wanted to replace 2 air condenser o-rings when I saw all the oil cooler line rust and sagging radiator, apart from all that driving it always stayed in the garage except for the weekend 1 hr drive to keep the motor up. Luckily I have a friendly mechanic in Belgium, no way could I afford the cost in Norway!

08SRX
05-05-13, 08:51 PM
It sounds like the car was not in great shape when you took ownership.

orandaberg
05-05-13, 09:12 PM
Well it was a one owner car, low miles and looked great in an out. Its when you lift the car an remove plastic an look in corners do you see the low quality. I can only imagine this guy drove in salt water or lived in a part of holland they used salt in winter. He must of seen the underside and decided it was time to dump. While the repairs are ongoing I am going to modify the under splash in the shield so water does not stay in the well of the shield where the tubing sits. When ever washing or rain comes in through the front grill, water accumulates an has no where to go. Engine heat is not enough to evaporate the water from the foam.(mainly if you live in a wet climate) The tubes just sit in a sponge bath. I will take pics an post

TimRSRX777
05-05-13, 11:55 PM
Maybe the language here is lost in translation, but there is a big difference between a low quality vehicle and a poorly treated and abused one. You have called your truck low quality and a lemon, both of which I disagree with. There is also a difference between a "lemon" and a vehicle that has not been properly maintained and abused. It sounds like your truck has led a very difficult life. Driving repeatedly through salt water - iron rusts and other metals corrode. It's sad but a fact of life. Maybe like I said language has misconstrued what you mean, but it doesn't sound like your truck is a lemon, nor, if it has been constructed using the same materials mine has been, low quality.

orandaberg
05-06-13, 02:21 AM
The undercarrage is fine, the frame and everything else, its the metal they used to make the
Brake lines and oil cooler lines. I have to replace all the metal lines

orandaberg
05-06-13, 07:51 AM
I am just in a phase now with complaints sorry. Probably after these repairs I will be more pro active. (If everything works out) ) hopefully its just cosmetic underneath and when replaced everything will be fine.

orandaberg
05-11-13, 12:31 PM
So far
1 main radiator $347
1 transmission inter cooler W/ lines $100
2 Belts, main belt and alternator belt (in transit) $105
1 box 8x spark plugs(in transit) $46
1 power steering hose $122
1 diagnostic scanner for Cadillac (in transit) $80
2 A/C seals (in transit) $17
All prices include shipping, total $817
Labor will be about $520 making a grand total of $1337, not bad considering if I did this in Norway I would have paid that just for the radiator and 1 alternator belt. Having said that if the quality was better I would not have to buy over half these parts. Major parts from Rockauto,scanner,plugs and seals from Ebay

Well shes finished, flying down to look at it Monday, labour actually came out 50 dollars less(dinner and wine!), will post a pic of the under belly shield and show where the water settles and rusts the trans cooler line and power steering cooling lines bracket. Will also post a pic after modifying the shield.
Alternator was bench tested and fully functions (TG). Battery will get a trickle charge over the weekend and then test for draw for 1 hr. They did not use the scan tool so I cannot say if it works or not now, but I wil try it Monday.
Incidently I took the list above to GM in Norway, estimated labour cost 4500 dollars not including parts

orandaberg
05-13-13, 03:32 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_10471412_zps06127cfa.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_10471412_zps06127cfa.jpg.html)
you can see where the tubes wee sitting on the foam, the area of the foam that had the rust is removed so water will no longer soak the tubes and braket
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_09251412_zpsafac3a92.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_09251412_zpsafac3a92.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_09242412_zps8dbfc441.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_09242412_zps8dbfc441.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_09241012_zps80c9087f.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_09241012_zps80c9087f.jpg.html)
Section of rusted brake lines to replace
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_09223512_zpsf17de7f9.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_09223512_zpsf17de7f9.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e7/orandaberg/20130513_09222112_zps2fddabad.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/orandaberg/media/20130513_09222112_zps2fddabad.jpg.html)
Rusted oil cooler and sagged radiator

orandaberg
05-31-13, 12:45 PM
Found myself stuck again, this time the new Goodridge hose RR DR side busted (Goodridge is investigating), road side assistance paid all towing (picked me up within 2 hrs),3 days hotel 4 star, meals, taxi to an from service shop. 1 day part delivery (they drove to pick up the part, 1 hr drive each way to Hamburg, for some unknown reason the shop only charged me 150 euro, 194 dollars for parts and labor. got lucky this time, right place, should not be too much longer before i post here again. As I said before, IŽll live with the external problems but any internal or drive line, she·ll get shot like a crippled horse!

orandaberg
05-31-13, 08:11 PM
Repeated post see "Busted Goodrige brake line" thread