I'd like to know what is the big belt on the left of the engine because I've got a problem with it. I think it's the belt that drives all accessories but I'm not sure of it.
The thing is that this belt does a strange noise and also gets really hot, with a nice burnt plastic smell coming out the engine bay.
I was afraid that it was a timing belt but didn't have internet to check (french countryside, no cadillac dealers closer than 180 miles and on a sunday) and discovered later that it was a timing chain on Northstar engines. Still to prevent any damage I got back home (Paris, 220 miles from where I left My 95 Eldorado TC) with a rental car.
I'd like to know if anybody ever had a similar problem and if I can drive with the car any longer. I think I'm going to rent a truck to pick it up and bring it to my Cadillac dealer as long as I wouldn't like to **** the engine up (the car has only 45K miles on it).
Also I had previously a transmission problem as long as the automatic transmission doesn't shift in 4th so I have only 3 gears left, maybe electronic problem ? Do you guys have ideas ?
Thanks for your answer.