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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP! in Cadillac SRX Forums; Good to know guys as this is one part not available, maybe it only comes with the transmission rad. Now ...
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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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?

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    If you lose a quart, yes. I wouldn't worry about the radiator if it were mine.
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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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.

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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.

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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.

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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.
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    Thanks

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    New pics of repairs to come



    Transmission oil cooler line

    Power steering line leaking at hose crimp

    Radiator leak bottom left corner and sagged over time (a brace will be welded to support the new rad)

    New transmission lines and a bracket needed

    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.

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    HelloĻ
    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

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    bump, that was a question about the chains

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    I guess by the lack of replies no one would or it was a stupid question

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    I don't think V8 has problem with timing chain.

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    Re: Helpon the road at garage need advice ASAP!

    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.

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