: Stuck on side of road. Need ideas asap please



truckinman
06-01-13, 06:49 PM
Was driving down the road, cruise set at 70, and all a sudden the cruise kicks off like I canceled it. So I thought maybe I bumped the brake. So I gave it gas, and it acted like I never touched the gas pedal. No engine rev, nothing. Then it started rapidly down shifting like it was thrown over in sport mode. Then it shut itself off and won't start

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It was running perfectly fine b4 this. It really to me seemed exactly like what on star would do if someone stole it.

Guy.Seminerio
06-01-13, 06:56 PM
Seems like one of those major issues the 3.6di engine likes to come down with. Sounds like a tow. My only long shot of a piece of advice is to d/c and reconnect the battery and try again. This is your basic control alt delete troubleshooting that probably won't work but worth a shot while waiting for a tow. Good luck

truckinman
06-01-13, 07:04 PM
Yea I tried resetting the battery. Nothing. Mines not even the DI. It's an 05 so no DI available in 05. My biggest fear is timing chain.

Guy.Seminerio
06-01-13, 07:06 PM
Ah didn't realize no di in 05 and I didn't want to say it but timing chain is my bet. You call a tow yet?

truckinman
06-01-13, 07:08 PM
Ah didn't realize no di in 05 and I didn't want to say it but timing chain is my bet. You call a tow yet?

Yea ones on its way. It just seemed very electronic the way everything just quit. And I never let it run low on oil. So the chain is always lubed. Guess ill find out soon enough

Guy.Seminerio
06-01-13, 07:13 PM
Yeah guess so. Sorry you had to go through that. Good luck and let us know what it turns out to be.

Cadillac Cust Svc
06-03-13, 10:50 AM
Was driving down the road, cruise set at 70, and all a sudden the cruise kicks off like I canceled it. So I thought maybe I bumped the brake. So I gave it gas, and it acted like I never touched the gas pedal. No engine rev, nothing. Then it started rapidly down shifting like it was thrown over in sport mode. Then it shut itself off and won't start

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It was running perfectly fine b4 this. It really to me seemed exactly like what on star would do if someone stole it.

Hello truckinman,

I am sorry your vehicle shut down on you while driving. Please keep us updated on your issue and if there are additional questions or concerns you would like to discuss, let us know!

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service