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1996 Cadillac Deville • V8 FWD Automatic • 30,000 miles

My 1996 cadillac deville made a noise while making a left hand turn and then a mile or 2 later a message came up that my battery was not charging. The car continued to run but I lost the power steering. Any idea what came loose?
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Pat2459
May 15, 2011.



Sounds like you lost your drive belt for a reason that you will still have to determine.

Wrenchtech
May 15, 2011.
In the event I need to replace the drive belt what is the approximate cost to do so?

Tiny
Pat2459
May 15, 2011.
If you lost the belt, then you have worse problems than just a belt. Something would have caused it to come off and that needs to be determined.

Wrenchtech
May 15, 2011.
U prob. Throw the belt. But it I poss. That the water pump pully fell off

Cadieman
May 16, 2011.
There are many different possibilities to throw the belt off like bad tensioner, idler pulley, A/C compressor, alternator, air pump, harmonic balancer, etc.

Wrenchtech
May 16, 2011.
This is true but caddy had a bad problem with their water pump pullys just falling off.

Cadieman
May 16, 2011.
This is a Northstar. The water pump is on the other end of the engine, not even driven by the main belt.

Wrenchtech
May 16, 2011.