Slipping Reluctor for Cadillac

May 5, 2021

This bulletin is for 2013-2019 Cadillac ATS, 2004-2019 CTS, 2004-2016 SRX, 2004-2011 STS and 2013-2019 XTS vehicles.

2013-2019 Cadillac ATS, 2004-2019 CTS, 2004-2016 SRX, 2004-2011 STS and 2013-2019 XTS vehicles equipped with 3.6L, 2.8L, 3.0L engines may exhibit two or more of the following DTCs: P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0008 or P0009.

Check for loose timing chains or tensioners. If no issues are found, the reluctor for the crankshaft sensor that is pressed onto the rear of the crankshaft may have moved. It is possible in some applications to view this with a bore scope through the crank sensor hole without removing the oil pan. GM recommends replacing the crankshaft if the reluctor has moved.

Example of a reluctor that has moved.

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Mike Mavrigian | Motor Age Editor

Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of automotive technical magazine articles involving a variety of  specialties, from engine building to wheel alignment, and has authored more than a dozen books that crisscross the automotive spectrum. Mike operates Birchwood Automotive, an Ohio shop that builds custom engines and performs vintage vehicle restorations. The shop also features a professional photo studio to document projects and to create images for articles and books.

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