Timing

Asked by Apr 19, 2017 at 09:01 PM about the 2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is this engine a non-interference engine

5 Answers

28,615

ill start with this ..there is a recall your car should be the one that the pistons cant hit the valves. ..engines with pistons that can hit valves as in my is the only way to fly................................The 3.6L Engine found in the Cadillac CTS, SRX, STS, and various other GM vehicles is a great engine. But they have issues with timing chains, needing replacement. ... This is an interference engine, and the repairs will probably double in price, if the engine can even still be saved. ... Oil is cheap, timing chains are not. Is this engine a non-interference engine .I dont believe so. The only engine GM ever made that was like that was in the old Saturn L300s with the 3.0L and if I remember right it was a DOHC engine. I think those are the only ones that are possible to be interference engines. this took me an hour .......

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
28,615

do you you understand my mess?

77,755

The LY7 3.6L is not an interference engine.

28,615

hi rowfast..i snuak it in up above you.........The 3.6L Engine found in the Cadillac CTS, SRX, STS, and various other GM vehicles is a great engine. But they have issues with timing chains, needing replacement. ... This is an interference engine,

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
77,755

According to Gates, it is not an interference engine. But, and there is a but...if the timing chain breaks it will cause a lot of damage.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

CTS

Looking for a Used CTS in your area?

CarGurus has 10,035 nationwide CTS listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Cadillac CTS Experts

  • #1
    Brandon Foster
    Reputation
    1,430
  • #2
    Gaetano Viesti
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #3
    Msparker1121
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac CTS-V
4 Great Deals out of 599 listings starting at $8,995
Used Cadillac SRX
427 Great Deals out of 9,721 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chrysler 300
375 Great Deals out of 19,025 listings starting at $2,200
Used Cadillac Escalade
306 Great Deals out of 11,410 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 34,583 listings starting at $2,000
Used Cadillac STS
16 Great Deals out of 896 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
495 Great Deals out of 30,908 listings starting at $995
Used Cadillac DTS
44 Great Deals out of 1,548 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
832 Great Deals out of 25,872 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
130 Great Deals out of 16,109 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
426 Great Deals out of 41,428 listings starting at $1,488

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Cadillac CTS For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,705 listings starting at $24,999
2016 Cadillac CTS For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 447 listings starting at $24,977
2015 Cadillac CTS For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $18,290
2014 Cadillac CTS For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $11,570
2013 Cadillac CTS For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 325 listings starting at $7,997

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.