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06-21-09, 02:29 PM
Hello Fellow Cadillac Owners:
I have a sick car that needs attention. I am wondering how to fix the pulley that the water pump tensioner belt is wrapped around. My Cadillac Deville has a 1998 North Star Engine. Anyone out there who can help Pretty Betty Deville she is sick. Respond ASAP!!!!!!!!

06-24-09, 06:52 PM
Remove the pulley shroud and lever the tensioner with the square hole in the arm - socket wrench. Remove the belt and unbolt the entire tensioner assembly. Replace the whole thing. Don't mess with the cam pulley - it's pressed on pretty tightly and requires a good puller and technique for replacement. Spin the w/p by hand. Quiet, with no clicks or grinding ? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.....

Look in www.rockauto.com for the assembly for your car - about $40 - $60. Might as well get the 3-rib belt, too. $5.

Or you can call Luke in Parts at Lindsay Cadillac, over there, M-F, 9-5 >>>>,
or try www.gmotors.com (Palm Cadillac, Gainesville, FL), or www.gmpartsdirect.com (Flow Chevy/Cadillac, Winston-Salem, NC)