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Cadillac CTS -> Drive Belt

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Old 08-21-2010, 11:45 AM
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Hi,
I'm from Germany and i want to buy a preowned 2004 Cadillac CTS with the 3.2 V6 218hp engine.
The car has around 100.000 Miles on it.

I know that its very important to change the drive belt in the right intervals.
The car stands 250 miles away and i don't know in wich condition the drive belt is. I panic that the belt could cracking on the way home.

Is it possible to check the condition of the drive belt in a short time without any tools?
Or is it only possible in a garage?



I hope you all understand my english!


 
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:02 AM
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hmm, only 18 views and 0 answers. Not much traffic here.

Can anyone help me?
 
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:29 PM
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just buy a new belt and put it on...belts are good for about 60,000 miles
 
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:19 AM
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Are you refering to the timing belt or the accessory drive belts? Accessory drive belts are fairly easy to change, I would just bring some new ones along. If you are talking about the timing belt, and I don't know if the CTS uses a belt or a chain, then I wouldn't worry about it too much. Timing chains prety much last the life of the engine in my experience, a timing belt on the other hand does not. BUT, I have replaced timing belts with 100,000+ miles on them and they still look fairly new when compared to a new replacement belt.
 
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:30 AM
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Yes, i was talking about the timing belt.

In the meantime, I have bought an other 3.2 CTS with 54.680 Miles, in perfect condition.
The Car runs great, i don't drive it during the winter, so i think i will replace the timing belt next spring.
 
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