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#71 of 126 Re: Car will not start sometimes [hgqguy]
Nov 04, 2009 (4:54 pm)
Not your battery or alternator ... my 98 is in the shop as I send this with the same problem ... she will start up on her own if given enough time but sometimes she wont even try. The weirdest part is when she is being fussy she will start with a jump regardless (senseless!). I'll keep you posted.
#72 of 126 2001 cadillac catera 61,000 miles
Dec 04, 2009 (9:59 pm)
What should I look for before considering purchasing this car, can someone advise me? An auto mechanic business owner is selling it. Looking forward to a response, thank you.
#73 of 126 part 2- 2001 cadillac catera 61,000 miles
Dec 04, 2009 (10:04 pm)
ooops! I forgot to mention, it uses premium gas. Does anyone know why premium and can it get away with regular or will it cause serious damage?
#74 of 126 Re: Car will not start sometimes [hgqguy]
Jan 10, 2010 (11:23 am)
Mine 2001 did the samething. It was the crank sensor.
Jan 10, 2010 (1:54 pm)
I need to sell a new (not a rebuilt) Catera Bosch alternator. I have noted that the Catera rebuilts don't last a year if lucky. I'm looking to get $150 plus shipping for it.
#76 of 126 2001 catera sport auto emissions stystem P0040
Jul 23, 2010 (11:53 am)
#77 of 126 2001 catera sport auto emissions stystem P0040
Jul 23, 2010 (12:02 pm)
My wife has a 2001 catera 56,000 miles sounds good right? We bought it from a dealer in 2005 it had 25,000 miles at the time. She only puts 5,500 miles on the car per year. She loves how the car drives and the body and interior are in fantastic condtion. However I have had it in the shop at least a dozen times for all kinds of repairs. My most recent problem is I had this code come on up the computer for evaporative auto emission problem(check engine light) code P0440. The repair shop said I needed a new gas cap. NOW I can't fill my tank up without fuel backing up at the gas station when my tank is only 1/4 full. Also when I pump the gas I have to do it at 1/4 the normal speed otherwise I get gas all over the place backing to the gas pump. The car runs fine has anyone else had a similiar problem to this? Let me Know Thanks Thomas
#78 of 126 Re: Black on Black [dhvyl]
Aug 20, 2010 (1:24 pm)
Am very curious as to your history with the new found beauty. I have a '98, bought new for my wife. After being stranded several when it would not restart, she now drives my Lexus and I do not blame her : I do not let her. Dealers do not want to deal with this car's problems. Five dealers, on trips and home do not know how to remedy its undependability. I still have this '98 model and it now has 33, 000 miles. Had it State inspected last weel and I heard the Tech call another to come smell thiss '98 , it smell like a new car inside ; always garaged. I would not buy another Caddi--maybe not a GM---another Cimmaron.
#79 of 126 Re: 2001 cadillac catera 61,000 miles [purify100]
Aug 20, 2010 (8:36 pm)
Hi Catera gang! I purchased this car it's actually a "Sport". I love it! It's in excellent condition drives beautifully looks beautiful silver color with black trimming, stone leather seats, multi cd changer in trunk and single cd player in auto....THIS CAR HAS IT ALL TOO MUCH TO MENTION!!! I always get compliments and people do look. I had since Dec. 2009 with no problems. Maybe all quirks got worked out b4 I got it, all I have to do is enjoy it. I bought it from a trusted auto rebuilder who runs a respectable business. I feel SO blessed! Praise God! Thank you Jesus!
Oct 02, 2010 (10:17 am)
I've tried to use middle grade and everytime i do the check engine light comes on.