2016 Acadia - potential issues ?

KEEBZ489

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Hey all. I’m currently in an 05 trailblazer but it’s on it way out I think. To many things failing one after another. I’m looking at a 2016 Acadia Denali with 115k. Anything specific I should look for on a test drive or maintenance wise or long term issues that may come up?
 

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Get grounded with recognizing any issues with the GM 3.6L Engine Timing Chains so you know what to look for during any Test Drives before you Make The Deal. If the Dealership is the Seller... Make them put a Scan Tool on the SUV and show you a Live Reading of the PCM looking for any outstanding Engine Codes. Getting a CARFAX Report is also helpful and worth paying for.



If it comes to pass, this is an expensive and complicated repair in more ways than one; even for Gifted Techs and Mechs:


@m.mcmillen has worked on this Engine and may have more information and experience about what to beware of here...
 

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A GMC Acadia with a 3.6HF engine... Yea.. Dont do it.
 

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