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2003 cadillac esclade

Replaced ac belt and tension pulley and it still vibrates when you excellerate. have had several problems with belts breaking and viberation. please advise

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Sounds like water pump bearings are going out, you will find out soon enough if that is it because when they take the seals out in the pump it will start leakink anti-freeze!!
once that happens stop driving and get it fixed, because if it gets worse and then comes apart it will throw the fa and clutch into your radiator then thats another 4 or $500 part you will have to replace!!
if that isn't it then maybe it's the fan clutch!!
Good Luck!!

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I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions.

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Click on the following direct Link. It has A Diagram for your Belt.


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