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Old 02-07-2018, 07:19 AM
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My daughter's Acadia is throwing a P0008 and a P0017 ?I think? Anyways, it has 165,000 on it and I believe I'll be installing a set of timing chains on it soon.

Has anyone done this job before?

GM SI say's to pull the engine first, I obviously won't be doing that. I'm looking for any insights you guys may have.

I think Cloyes makes a replacement chain kit, not sure what all gaskets I will need, I know the cam covers and front cover have to come off, water pump as well.
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A guy at works Dad owns a shop. Hes overseas right now but from what I remember it was a nightmare of a job. I think he did pull the motor
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Wanna sell that Acadia?
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Wanna sell that Acadia?
No but I have a Cadillac SRX for sale, with the same motor in it! LOL
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A guy at works Dad owns a shop. Hes overseas right now but from what I remember it was a nightmare of a job. I think he did pull the motor
Guy on YouTube did one in a Buick Enclave, without pulling the motor. So if it's on the internet, it must be true? Right?
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Guy on YouTube did one in a Buick Enclave, without pulling the motor. So if it's on the internet, it must be true? Right?
Hell anything is possible lol Im not sure what exactly it entails. It may be one of those yes you can do it with the motor in but its gonna take twice as long and be more aggravating than just pulling it type deals. If he wasnt off in training or something Id ask him
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Hell anything is possible lol Im not sure what exactly it entails. It may be one of those yes you can do it with the motor in but its gonna take twice as long and be more aggravating than just pulling it type deals. If he wasnt off in training or something Id ask him
If my lift was a four post, I might go ahead and drop the motor, but mine is a scissor lift. Not near as friendly for lifting the car off of the sub frame / motor.
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I worked at the dealer a few years back and none of the techs that worked there ever did it without pulling the engine. For those guys who were doing it every week, it was roughly a day job all said and done with draining fluids and to the test drive.
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I worked at the dealer a few years back and none of the techs that worked there ever did it without pulling the engine. For those guys who were doing it every week, it was roughly a day job all said and done with draining fluids and to the test drive.
Kind of off topic, but are the newer ones any better? I have heard the Acadias in general have been plagued with problems.
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Our guy pulls the cradle.. f acadias
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The way I've seen it done most for replacing the timing chains is dropping the engine with the sub-frame.

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Kind of off topic, but are the newer ones any better? I have heard the Acadias in general have been plagued with problems.
The 07-10 Acadia's (Lamda platform) had the majority of the issues, the timing chain problem was fixed by GM after 2010. We have a 2012 Denali and it has been great for our family. Only thing we have replaced was the alternator and battery.
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whom ever can do them in the car is a super hero. worked for chevy for 10 years and have done that job a dozen plus time and would never attempt them in the car.
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I'd stop driving it and be glad it is giving you a warning. Most people are not that lucky.
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whom ever can do them in the car is a super hero. worked for chevy for 10 years and have done that job a dozen plus time and would never attempt them in the car.
You guys are KILLING ME! I really have no feasible way to drop the cradle and motor out of this thing.
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Do you have a way to lift the body off the cradle? Yeah, I know, not easy either....
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