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That is great news! It’s always a good feeling when you accomplish a troubling repair like this yourself! 👍🏻

Yes, there are plenty of experienced GM guys here that can help diagnose, narrow down options and even just bounce ideas off of!  I’ve had 4 Caddy’s now, and just love them! There is something about the nice balance of style, ride and power! 😎


'09 Cadillac CTS-4 3.6 direct injection, 128 K mi.
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9 hours ago, Jsblkram said:

Fantastic !!!!!!!

Replaced alternator with the AC Delco from RockAuto. Battery is charging just fine. Took some time but with the help from u guys it is now back on the road. Many, many thanks for the info to help me figure this out. Thank u !!!!!!!!

I am very happy you were able to get this straightened out.  I hope they refunded your money for the defective unit.

Don't be a stranger, let us know if we can help.  Welcome aboard @Jsblkram


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25 minutes ago, BodybyFisher said:

I am very happy you were able to get this straightened out.  I hope they refunded your money for the defective unit.

Don't be a stranger, let us know if we can help.  Welcome aboard @Jsblkram

Yes they did refund for defective peice. Thank u for all the info !!!!

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How can I post pics to share my beautiful Caddy ? Every time I try it’s telling me pictures are to big. Tried reducing them on my iPhone but cannot get it to work ????

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That issue on the other hand I cannot help with. Dont know what that is and Cant explain on how to add pics. But if you can figure it out I love to see pics


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The pics have to be below a certain size in bytes, based on your membership level here, or you can put the pics anywhere else and then link to them here.

 


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For example, if I upload a photo to imgbb.com  or similar photo upload site, I can insert it here by "insert other media" in bottom right and "insert image from URL".

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17 hours ago, Jsblkram said:

How can I post pics to share my beautiful Caddy ? Every time I try it’s telling me pictures are to big. Tried reducing them on my iPhone but cannot get it to work ????

One quick way I figured out to do it with the iPhone. I select the pictures from my album and email them to myself. It will ask you what size do you want to email and select either the small or perhaps the medium size picture.

Then save those pictures back to your album and you will have a much smaller size which you should be able to post here. Try posting those just one of those at a time. 


'09 Cadillac CTS-4 3.6 direct injection, 128 K mi.
'15 Chevy Tahoe LTZ, 5.3i V8, 125 K mi
'70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration!

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Here’s my first Caddy that I have actually done any work to besides changing oil. Love this car !!! And wife does as well !!! Needs good cleaning since I’ve been working on it.

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5 hours ago, Bruce Nunnally said:

For example, if I upload a photo to imgbb.com  or similar photo upload site, I can insert it here by "insert other media" in bottom right and "insert image from URL".

2231-D063-8970-42-A2-A523-407-E92-A748-F0

Sweet !!!!!!

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Oh yeah. Thats nice. Is that Pearl White?


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I have someone on FB Messenger from when I tried FB that is having this exact problem right now.  But, he has had 2 ACDELCO alternators go bad, first had a bad bearing and the second time which he is dealing with right now, the Battery No Charge message and alt light.  

Its hard to believe that ACDELCO units failed so quickly.  

I will say this though, about 10 years ago I had my alternator rebuilt by a reputable shop and they used a chinese bearing that whined badly at highway speeds.  The rebuilder thought I was nuts he said I would not be able to hear it.    I bought a US made SKF bearing and had him install it and BAM.....WHINE GONE.  After cleaning the scant amount of grease out of it when I rolled it in my hands there was a flat spot....  nope I wasn't nuts and yes noise and vibration will resonate into the cabin.  I listen very closely for anomalies when I drive though.

The shop went out of business and I was upset.  I often wonder why he would give in to using an inferior bearing though. 

The US needs to get back in the game.


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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Because it was cheap. That is the answer. He could get the chinese one cheaper from overseas rather than getting one in America that was made in America. Does that make sense?


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1 hour ago, rockfangd said:

Because it was cheap. That is the answer. He could get the chinese one cheaper from overseas rather than getting one in America that was made in America. Does that make sense?

It makes perfect sense but when his quality dropped that should have been a red flag. It is funny that he fought me when I said the chinese bearing was the problem, I took it back to show him the flat spot. 

Profit should not be the primary driving force if a drop in quality occurs.  Raise the price, educate the consumer


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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On 7/6/2019 at 3:38 PM, coolnesss said:

This site is a wealth of GOOOOD information.  I don't do anything on my car without consulting here first.

You could. But we help make it easier


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