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#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!
#39 of 126 Re: 1997 Cadi Catera [redheadshar]
Mar 16, 2008 (1:52 pm)
I have a 97 Cadillac Catera and according to the owners manual, I quote
Leveling light comes on steady when the rear load level in your vehicle changes. Don not drive your vehicle when this light is on. The rear of your car is too low and part of the body/rear axle may be damaged when driving over bumpy roads. When light goes out leveling is complete, unquote. I think if your trunk is full and everything is on one side the light will stay on, I had this problem once and that was the reason. The next time is stays on more than the minute when you first start your car, look in your trunk and level the contents, or remove some. I hope this helps out.
#40 of 126 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor strikes again! [rustyisin]
Mar 16, 2008 (2:06 pm)
Believe it or not but I have found that Ebay has alot of parts for a Catera that are sometimes pretty cheap, also salvage yards the thing about this is some parts do not have warranties.