BATTERY CONNECTION

  • Tiny
  • pat2459
  • 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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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 AT 9:35 AM

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

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 AT 11:41 AM
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  • pat2459
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In the event I need to replace the drive belt what is the approximate cost to do so?

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 AT 7:52 PM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011 AT 7:54 PM
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  • cadieman
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U prob. Throw the belt. But it I poss. That the water pump pully fell off

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 1:10 AM
  • Tiny
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There are many different possibilities to throw the belt off like bad tensioner, idler pulley, A/C compressor, alternator, air pump, harmonic balancer, etc.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM
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  • cadieman
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This is true but caddy had a bad problem with their water pump pullys just falling off.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 1:38 AM
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This is a Northstar. The water pump is on the other end of the engine, not even driven by the main belt.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011 AT 1:42 AM

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