Cadillac Owners Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
2005 Deville
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
When I take my 2005 Deville through a decent rain puddle, usually at slow speed and during the first few miles of a trip, I lose my power steering for a few seconds.
Since it's been at slow speeds safety hasn't been a major concern. Still it's disconcerting and the thought that it might get worse worries me.
What do I have? A loose belt? Problem with power steering pump? We only drive the car a few months a year in Florida and I'm Maine at the moment but my wife and the car are on the roads in Florida. What have I got??
Thanks,
Rob
 

·
Master of the Dark Art of Diagnostics
2003 DHS - two-2002 DHS, 2003 SLS, 1995 Sedan DeVille, 1989 Coupe DeVille
Joined
·
21,834 Posts
When I take my 2005 Deville through a decent rain puddle, usually at slow speed and during the first few miles of a trip, I lose my power steering for a few seconds.
Since it's been at slow speeds safety hasn't been a major concern. Still it's disconcerting and the thought that it might get worse worries me.
What do I have? A loose belt? Problem with power steering pump? We only drive the car a few months a year in Florida and I'm Maine at the moment but my wife and the car are on the roads in Florida. What have I got??
Thanks,
Rob
========================
check for Diagnostic Trouble Codes -
if you don't know how - go here and read the ENTIRE post -

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forum...ncluding-1985/138257-how-pull-codes-dtcs.html

if you have any codes - post them here -
ALONG WITH THEIR DEFINITIONS -
 

·
Registered
2005 Lexus LS430, 1993 Deville
Joined
·
181 Posts
I had the same problem with my 04 Deville. If I drove through a large puddle and got the belt wet it would take much more effort
to turn the wheel and the lights would also dim if it was at night. I wouldn't say that I would completely lose power steering, but it would
def take much more effort to turn the wheel. When this would happen it would only last about 15-30 sec. In your case
I would try it at night and see if your lights dim; if they do, then that's an indication that its your belt because the same
belt drives the alternator.
 

·
Registered
2011 DTS Premium w/1SD | 1999 Deville Base (RIP @179K Miles)
Joined
·
574 Posts
If you go on car complaints, people say that this is an issue on the 2005 Deville.

The least you can do is replace the belt or tensioner.
 

·
Administrator
2002 F55 STS, 2014 Explorer XLT, F-150s
Joined
·
76,839 Posts
The thread has been dead for 2.5 years. You may not receive a reply from the OP. Always check the post dates for latest info.

Are all the lower splash shields in place ? Lower shield, outer shields, inner fenderwell liners?
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top