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2009 SRX V6 RWD, 2011 CTS Premium Coupe
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Everything I read gives about eight different causes for this. I had the code set, then clear on its own.

Can anyone who's actually had to repair this tell me what it was, and what it cost to fix?
 

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2008 SRX4 & 2010 CTS4 sedan / Non-Cadillacs: 2018 Audi Q5, 2012 Chev Cruze LT
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Timing chain. I got this about 3 years ago and rode it for a few months before I bit the bullet and had new chains installed. Over $2k for sure.
 

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2009 CTS 3.6L DI rebuilt to FE3 J55 G80 3.42:1
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Just because the code cleared doesn't mean the car repaired itself. These engines need the timing set replaced (hopefully) only once in their life. And the 2nd gen cars are at that age now.

Be sure to replace the actuators and water pump along with the chains. It's an expensive job, unfortunately part of the price of buying an old used car with a fancy engine. They're pretty good cars in other respects, so most people find it worthwhile. Here is my repair experience.
 
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