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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Alternator no bueno in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Driving home for lunch today, "SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM" flashed up on my DIC and my car went into battery ...
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    smca is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Alternator no bueno

    Driving home for lunch today, "SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM" flashed up on my DIC and my car went into battery saver mode. Called OnStar and they could not get any feedback so I decided to drive straight to the dealer. Apparently, the alternator decided to stop working and needs to be replaced. 70,000 miles on my car so $850.00 out of pocket.

    HAPPY HUMP DAY!! <----sarcasm

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    99flhr is online now Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: Alternator no bueno

    An alternator failing @ 70K I understand.
    $850 for replacement I do not..
    The AC Delco unit is $242.00 from Rock Auto, assuming the dealer pays less.
    That is one expensive R&R.

    Hoping that at least includes new belts. LOL

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    Re: Alternator no bueno

    Ya, I hated to have it done at the dealership but I had no choice. My regular mechanic is out of town for a while. I'm sure he would have been cheaper.

    The problem with ordering online is it takes about a week if not more to get the part. I don't have any other form of transportation, so I really need my car. Also, I live in an apartment and I don't have many tools or a shop to do the work.

    I doubt that price includes a new belt but they did give me a loaner.

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    Re: Alternator no bueno

    Wow!
    Be sure to ask for the complementary kiss or reach around.
    HurstGN likes this.

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    Re: Alternator no bueno

    Quote Originally Posted by amunderdog View Post
    Wow!
    Be sure to ask for the complementary kiss or reach around.
    I thought only Lexus gave the reach around.

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    Re: Alternator no bueno

    And you wonder why people don't want to go to the dealers... I would have checked at a local parts store.

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