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#29 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Apr 11, 2007 (2:58 pm)
Hi let me introduce myself. My name is Robert Nelson and I recently purchased a 2001 Cadillac Catera Sport. I love the vehicle but yes I am having to do some repairs. I am having to replace a few things so anyone whom has advice on what I should and should not do would be greatly appreciated. I live in Houston, TX so it gets hot down here for most of the year. Thanks again and I hope to hear from yall soon.
#30 of 126 New Cat Owner
Jul 22, 2007 (2:31 pm)
I just got my Cat at the end of June. So far the only problem with it is that the amp went out in the stereo and I'm putting an aftermarket in it. I love it, and especially love being 27 with a Cadillac. Its Rainforest in color with beige interior. I'm guessing it's the base model. I don't know though. It has the sunroof, Bose sound and chrome wheels thougth. If anyone knows if there is a trick to the radio, let me know because I would prefer to keep the stock in because of the steering wheel control. Thanks.
#31 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Aug 09, 2007 (7:11 am)
I am an owner of a 2000 Catera that I bought under the GM certified Cadillac program, which extended my warranty to 100k miles or 6 years from the in-service date. This program saved me not only $$$, but much aggrevation when my timimg belt failed after it had been replaced under recall (the mechanic failed to correctly replace tensioner).
The certification program gave me free towing service and a free replacement car for the several weeks it took to replace the heads and other engine parts required.
What I am wondering now that the car is beyond the warranty period, should I replace the timing belt at my expense or let it go for awhile longer (the car now has 97,600 miles and the belt, ect was replaced at 33,400 miles.)
The car is flawless, which appears to be very unusual for Cateras, and is used daily by my father-in-law (79) who loves the car. My gut tells me to replace the belt & water pump in the next few weeks before it has the chance to leave him stranded next to the road.
Do you know someone who could advise me in this decision?
#32 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [heckofaman]
Aug 09, 2007 (11:18 am)
I do believe the owner's manual suggests replacing the belt every 60,000 miles....
I'm glad you're enjoying your Catera. Our 2001 just turned 44,000 miles;we've really enjoyed the car. It has really great driving manners.
#33 of 126 Late Comer to the Forum For Cateras ( CATS )
Aug 31, 2007 (10:20 am)
To all members and lookie-loos. I am a long time
forum ( Townhall ) member chirping up just about now in this
the Catera talk group. I am the 2 yr. owner of a 1997 Cadillac Catera- factory decked out Sand colour Tan interior
with a wee bit'o rust. It's was purchased in Sept '05 for
the princely sum of $ 6720 USD, emmisions certified and
rare'in to to, and oh yes, oil undercoated. I see there is
quite the dicotamy of opinion concerning this vehicle and I
would have to say, I am one of the more satisfied owners.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and infromatively helping in any way. Cheers, " noGM4me "
#34 of 126 Catera valve noise
Oct 17, 2007 (8:46 am)
Recently purchased a 2000 catera. Valve noise seems a bit excessive. Is this normal?? If not, what did you have done to quiet same. carnut829
#35 of 126 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor strikes again! [jestermi]
Oct 18, 2007 (7:34 am)
I checked Rock Auto as you suggested for the crank position sensor and note there are three with wide ranging prices. Would like to know which on you purchased. Thanx Car nut829
#36 of 126 1997 Cadi Catera
Dec 20, 2007 (5:34 pm)
My 1997 Cadillac Catera has two problems (1) A flashing " Levelling " sign on the dash panel (2) the car does not want to go faster than 55 mph on the highway. The transmision is not sliping or any thing.
Can any body help?
#37 of 126 Re: 1997 Cadi Catera [emmanuelm]
Dec 30, 2007 (6:10 pm)
I, too, have had the "leveling" problem. It stops flashing only after I turn off and restart the car. The transmission DOES slip if I don't warm up the car for 4-6 minutes. We can't locate the transmission stick in order to check it. The car didn't come with an owner's manual. Could anyone tell me where to locate the tansmission stick? Thanking you in advance, I am!
#38 of 126 2000 Cadillac Catera Electrical Shorts - Bose Stereo CD
Mar 07, 2008 (12:20 pm)
After 10 inline fuses were replaced to attempt to correct overheating issue which caused the radio/cd to cut off, now only the radio works - cd player says it won't initialize - help!