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#1319 of 1436 cadillac catera
Jul 31, 2010 (12:22 am)
im having startin probs when warm nothing all dash lights on and the dinger but no click when u turn key light dim very little i have 12.66 volt on batt 13.87 volts runnin it starts every day just not when warm i just found a brown wire not connected and found a red wire not connected if diagram is right it the ignition possitive wire im affraid to hook up it is bare looks like was ripped out fyi its under colum/fuse panel red wire is sticking out of fire wall it has a stk and aftermarket alarm and aftermarket is installed but its not preatty(not my install) also the radio/dome/map/vanity mirrors only works when car is off please help me i love this car and dont want to part out is a 1998 catera 83000mi and it fully bagged up/down left/right and even 3 wheel lots and lots of money invested
#1320 of 1436 brakes locking up
Aug 02, 2010 (9:04 pm)
while driving the brakes will apply pressure slowly without my wanting and will completely stop the car to the point where the motor cant even power through it. so if i turn it off and wait a half hour the car will be fine, the brakes will have stopped squeezing and it seems like nothing happend at all and it has done this 6 times in the last five years. it has new brake pads new master cylinder new abs i dont know what else to do. does anyone know anything?!?!?
#1321 of 1436 ABS automatic braking system
Aug 03, 2010 (6:17 am)
Sounds to me like your ABS. I had to have mine calibrated after I replaced them. I think its a computer thing. Did they do that when they put your new abs on.
#1322 of 1436 Re: 99 catera will turn over but will not start please help [steve1961]
Aug 04, 2010 (9:25 am)
I had the same problem, checked all, no one mechanic had idea of the problem, very strange (the mechanics).
Finally, with a good logic, I guided the "research" and discoved the guilty one: the Neutral Safety Switch (NSS). Study what's the function of this switch!!!
The solution was very easy: disconect the NSS and make a direct connection to the starter ($25.00 to my electro-mechanic). ATENTION! disconnecting this switch will permit you start your Cadi not only in Parking and Neutral - this may be dangerous if you have kids or forget shift to P or N !!!!
If you want to buy new NSS, this is a good decision too. It may cost starting at $45.00. Good Luck.
Aug 10, 2010 (3:31 pm)
Running hotter than normal. Oil light comes on and off and now transmission light is coming on and off. Has not been driven alot all summer. This is a 97 Catera. Any help would be great. Water and Oil levels are fine. No leaks showing up under car either.
#1324 of 1436 Re: Running Hot [bob3441]
Aug 10, 2010 (4:56 pm)
Are radiator fans coming on and are there any outside signs of running hot.
If not, then possible electrical problem from setting. WD-40 removes moisture which might be causing circuits to malfunction. The computer connections ( 3 of them near front left near battery) have twist on caps which could be sending incomplete signals.
Only a guess! If not really overheating, driving for awhile might eliminate the problem on its' own. Dave
#1326 of 1436 99 catera wont run
Aug 14, 2010 (3:42 pm)
my son has a 1999 catera that runs perfect when he first starts it and runs fine for 15-20 miles.when he starts it back it starts fine but dies when he puts it in gear if he doesnt have the rpms at 1000.if it goes below 1000rpms it will die
#1327 of 1436 Re: 99 catera will turn over but will not start please help [cadiman2]
Aug 14, 2010 (5:24 pm)
did your car run for a while then when you shut it off it would it start and then not run
#1328 of 1436 Re: ABS automatic braking system [country2]
Aug 15, 2010 (9:56 am)
my mechanic said he didnt recalibrate them bc. he didnt think i had too. how much did it cost to get yours recalibrated?