Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Cadillac 60 Special

Cadillac 60 Special Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $110 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$110 to $120
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $40
Average Dealer price
$172
Average Shop price
$133
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$112.79Shop/Dealer Price$148.89 - $200.04
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Patrick
27 years of experience
My 2007 Cadillac SRX AWD V6 was pinging on acceleration, had lost engine pep and the gas mileage had dropped to about 10 miles per gallon. The car has 97,000 miles on it and Cadillac recommends changing spark plugs at 100,000 miles. I called Cadillac and got a quote of $ 550. Wow! I called your mechanic and got a quote for $ 299.00. I asked for Patrick, who I had used before. Patrick came and and did a pretty involved job disassembling the top of the engine to reach the spark plugs and replaced them in about 3 hours. Patrick noted that the old plugs were very worn and that the spark plug tubes and the spark tubes had oil at the bottom of them. He told me that might be because the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tubes had failed, allowing oil from inside the valve cover to get into the spark plug tubes. I did some research and found that these seals failing is a relatively common issue in SRX's as well as other vehicles. The seals are not expensive but it appears that to replace them, the top of the engine would need to be disassembled again plus the valve cover on each side would also have to be removed, Then the seals could be installed and everything reassembled. That's most likely an expensive job. I drove the car after the new plugs were installed. Quite a difference. The car has its pep back, the mileage is starting to rise back to normal levels, and although I still get a slight ping at times, at this point it is about 90 % less than I was getting. My question is if I do nothing about the spark plug tube seals, will my issues return? Notes about this indicate that at some point the spark plugs are fouled enough to cause engine error faults and misfires if the spark plug tube seals are not replaced. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the money to have the new seals installed or take my chances and see what happens. If you read this Patrick, I would appreciate your best guess. Patrick is a very good mechanic. My dad ran an auto parts store, a garage and a machine shop for 25 years so I do know a few things about cars and know a good mechanic when I see one. If you need an excellent mechanic who is also honest, look no further than Patrick.
2007 CADILLAC SRX - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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Jeffrey
22 years of experience
On time, got right to work, and knew exactly what he was doing. Highly recommended, and it saved a lot of money having my mechanic work at my location - wish I had known about this a long time ago - great for retirees or other folks with mobility issues. Thanks!
2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE - OIL CHANGE
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Rocco
17 years of experience
Great job.
2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE - STARTER REPLACEMENT
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129 reviews
Allen
31 years of experience
Allen has worked on our old Cadillac before and I would definitely use him to repair any of our vehicles.
1996 CADILLAC DEVILLE - OIL CHANGE
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All about Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

The serpentine/drive belt or v-belt is a rubber belt that connects the alternator, power steering, and AC to the part of the engine (crankshaft) which transfers the power from the engine to those components. Without this belt, the battery will not get charged and none of the electrical accessory components in the car will work. The serpentine belt and v-belt are also known as "drive belts." Because of the high amount of heat in the engine, the belt can develop cracks over time and eventually break. If the belt breaks, the steering wheel will be difficult to turn and driving will be hazardous. In some cars, water pumps are driven by the drive belts. If the belt breaks, water and coolant needed to keep the engine cool will not properly flow to the engine. The engine will overheat, potentially causing severe damage.

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