Report Slipping drive belt? in General Cadillac Forums Posted August 2, 2019 27 minutes ago, rockfangd said: There are too many variables here between the 2 issues. Stiff steering can be caused by tight balljoints, tie rods, strut bearings, weak pump, column bearings (rare) I have never had any issues regarding belt length on these. I usually run a good quality gates or dayco belt. Or ACD when I can find them. Look at your tensioner and see where it sits with tension on it normally, If it is good it should be about half way between each limiter. Have you checked your grounds? That can cause issues as well The car is pretty clean, have not been neglected. The grounds look okay. Currently, a new ACDelco 6K642 is used.