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#250 of 1436 Re: 1998 Cadillac Catera one big HEADACHE! [caddysgirl]
Jan 02, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I HAVE A 1997 CATERA AND HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT A HEADACHE WITH HER! SHES A BEAUTIFUL CAR AND I LOVE DRIVING HER BUT THE MAINTENANCE IS RIDICULOUS TO KEEP UP WITH! I BOUGHT HER WITH 65K ON HER AND SHE NOWS HAS ALMOST 110K, I HAVE REPLACED THE HEAD GASKETS, O2 SENSORS, TIRES WEARING OUT AND THE ALIGNMENT BEING OFF, SHE ALSO DOESNT HANDLE VERY WELL IN THE SNOW OR RAIN, I REPLACED TIE RODS, SHE HAS SEVERAL SUSPENSION PROBLEMS AND THE LEVELING LIGHT CONSTANTLY FLASHES, THE TRANSMISSION HAS SERIOUS ISSUES AND THE COOLANT POORS OUT OF HER AND YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO ONLY USE THE DEX-COOL AND THAT COSTS LIKE 10$ A BOTTLE AND SHE GOES THROUGH AT LEAST A WHOLE BOTTLE IN 2 DAYS AND WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING IF ALL THE COOLANT LEAKS OUT SHE OVERHEATS! I WOULD GET RID OF HER BUT AS IS SHE'S PROBABLY ONLY WORTH A 1000$ AND I PAID 5000$ FOR HER! IM GONNA TAKE HER TO HAVE THE COOLANT LEAK FIXED SOON DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS ON AN ESTIMATE OF COST!? PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANKS ~NICKY
#251 of 1436 I shouldve done more research :(
Jan 05, 2007 (10:58 pm)
ok.... i bought the dam thing at 86000miles, first week was fine , but after a week and 2 days i start seeing white smoke come out of the engine whenever im at a stop, this really pisses me off cause i havent even had tha dam thing fr 2 weeks and this happens, ,,, at first i thought it was oil leak, then i thought i was leaking antifreeze, now my friend is telling me he thinks coolant is leaking into tha transmisson fluid, so i took it to tha dealers mechanic and he thinks its probably somthin rong with tha oil cooler?? didnt kno cars had them, but yea i can see alot of the recent posts on ppl having tha same problems, man i wish i could get a refund on this thing.....
#252 of 1436 help our some info please
Jan 06, 2007 (11:52 am)
I have a 99 catea peace of junk my wife loves it but I hate it we just bought the care a few months ago first the speed sensor go's our then it starts dinking antifreaze like crazzy that is not the bad thing now it want go in to overdirve and if I take off in overdire and just slips and slps I have to take off in first then go to 2 nd then to 3 rd if I put in drive it want go in to drive I think the trany is our but oen for this car is damn much dose anyone have thing to say that could help our maybe be here I would sale this damn thing but my wife bought with out me being there and paid 4900 for it and it had 98000 miles on it now it as about 99800 someone needs to shot Gm for makeing this car our they should have used a better engine and tranny http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/townhall/webxicons/- emotorcons/emo_lemon.gif
#253 of 1436 oil filter adapter??
Jan 10, 2007 (3:16 am)
Oil leak in 2000, dealer says we need a oil fliter adapter?
Any way around this $225.00
#254 of 1436 Re: 1998 runs and then just cuts off [rlovin]
Jan 16, 2007 (9:36 am)
My '97 will not start after it has been running for awhile. After allowing it too sit for an hour or more it will start up easily. It never cuts off while driving. Has anyone found a solution for this? Could this also be the crank sensor?
#255 of 1436 Re: 1998 runs and then just cuts off [rlovin]
Jan 16, 2007 (10:57 am)
I just started to have the same problem. I have one mechanic who knows the car. He put the car on machine and said it was the crank sensor. I ordered part for $55.00 and do plan on getting rid of this car this year. I definitely will not buy american again.
#256 of 1436 Transmission Problems
Jan 20, 2007 (6:46 pm)
Does anybody know what the problem is with the tranny? Mine goes into limp mode when i drive it uphill at 40 to 50 mph. Turn the car off and it is fine, until the next hill that i try to take at these speeds.
#257 of 1436 Not Much Activity...
Feb 21, 2007 (5:18 pm)
But at least there aren't any new horror stories...Our 2001 is still running fine...
#258 of 1436 Re: Transmission Problems [mach1456]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:16 pm)
your car is going into safe mode to protect damage when it does not recieve the right electronic signal. Get a new tranny computer for about 1000 bucks or your tranny will go to shit and cost you 4000.
#259 of 1436 Re: 1998 runs and then just cuts off [caterajunk]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:21 pm)
definetly crank shaft position sensor 50 for part about 280 labor!!