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Cadillac Catera, Sedan
#57 of 126 Re: 1998 CADILLAC CATERA [bumperstickers]
Sep 19, 2008 (6:09 am)
Hello...if you are still looking for your manual, there are a couple of ways to get them. Sellers often have them on eBay and you can look there. And some Auto Salvage Yards sell the manuals from cars they have. You can look for suppliers by area and price at www.car-part.com. Prices usually range from $10-25 plus shipping if needed. When you go to car-part.com, input your make model and year and select Owners Manual from the drop-down list of parts. Good luck.
#58 of 126 Secondary air pump
Sep 20, 2008 (10:50 am)
After a recent oil change, the check engine light came on. I mention that because the Wal Mart employee seemed to have trouble finding the filter and in the process I wonder if he could have disconnected something that led to what a scanner say's is trouble with the secondary air pump. On a recent visit to a Cadillac dealer, I mentioned the issue to the service manager who had been there for many years. He told me this had been a common complaint and to date Cadillac has yet to come up with a fix for it. Need to know if anyone among you has had this problem and if by any chance you found a solution. Thanx Carnut
#59 of 126 Sluggish shift after warm up
Nov 19, 2008 (7:19 pm)
Has anyone experienced poor shifting after Catera warms up? Feels like transmission is slipping into neutral upon acceleration and will not shift.
Car runs fine until running temperature is reached, 10-15 miles.
Your input would be appreciated.
#60 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Dec 18, 2008 (3:31 pm)
Hi Karen, I bought my Catera two years ago and have been enjoying it every since. I have driven it everywhere and it has been a blast. I was unsure of the condition of the timing belt so I am changing it. Since I have found a bunch of other things that are still on from the factory I am gonna change them to relieve any future problems. At my last trip I got 32 mpg which is pretty good considering we were traveling at or above the interstate posted limit. My only problem is locating the tool to hold the crank and cams while I do the belt. I will find one somewhere. I teach an automotive service technology course and the students just look and wonder how something can be sooooo complicated. If they only knew. Thanks for the forum and take care.
#61 of 126 Re: 2001 catera sport [jonw3]
Dec 21, 2008 (6:05 am)
I would say that you either have a bad Crank Position Sensor or the Mass Air Flow needs replacing. Get Auto Zone to get you some codes and go from there. many codes should be ignored. go with the cheap parts first.
#62 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [Ican]
Dec 21, 2008 (6:20 am)
The timing belt is designed to last 100,000 miles, The first Catera's were failing early. 2000 and 2001 should be fine. The belt breaking will crash into the valves and require head work. In Europe many cars are serviced at the 100,000 and extensive work is done. While your there you can replace the water pump, tensioner, all the pulleys/bearings. Cadillac charges $3,500 and the cheapest I've seen is $2,500. Many untrained folks have caused more damage than good in doing this themselves. My brother in law is a Mr Goodwrench and was fortunate enough to be sent on the Catera training. Few dealerships even bothered. Again this is a EURO car and designed, if maintained well, to last a lifetime. There are a few common and simple to fix problems. However, many American technical people have no training and therefore customers are paying for on the job training, much as a dog would chase its tail.
#63 of 126 Re: Hello & Welcome! [dallasdude1]
Dec 21, 2008 (3:36 pm)
I thought the manualsuggests changing the timing belt at 60,000 miles.
#64 of 126 Catera dash lamps
Jan 18, 2009 (10:22 pm)
The drivers side tempeture control knob is out, what must I do to replace it.
Also is there suppose to be a light at the ignition to assist placement of the key when starting? If so mine dosen't work either.
Feb 13, 2009 (10:02 am)
Hi all, I am a new owner of a 2000 Catera; I think this will be the best car I have ever owend! I like the feel and the zippy engine, I will accespt any advise from this fourm. My Catera has 94,225 miles, what should I check in my next servicing?
Jun 15, 2009 (6:39 pm)
have a 2000 catera when it rains car floods on passenger side front and rear where is the water coming from?