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#299 of 1436 Re: Lets Shed Some Light on the issues [caddyguy1]
May 05, 2007 (6:23 pm)
I have a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It stalled out on my way to work turning left monday. I took it into a shop they let me know my coolant was leaking and replaced my water control valve. It is still stalling out for me. When sitting for about 15-30 minutes I can start it up and it will run for a minimal amount of time then just stall. Does this sound like a crank sensor to you, or do you have any ideas? Thank you.
#300 of 1436 Catera Speedometer
May 06, 2007 (4:44 pm)
I've just entered the world of disgrunted owners. I too have a problem with my 01 Catera. The speedometer does not work. Anyone have any ideas what would be the least expensive fix for this? Is it the CPU, TCS(Whatever that is), Speed Sensors, Speed Control Throttle, Etc..... Any and all answers would be greatly appreciated.
#301 of 1436 Re: Lets Shed Some Light on the issues [caddyguy1]
May 06, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Will replacing the speed sensors fix the problem with the speedometer not working? Do you think I need a new Speed Head assembly as some one suggested? Can you give me any ideas? Any info will be greatly appeciated.
#302 of 1436 Happy Owner
May 07, 2007 (3:33 am)
Luckily, I'm still extremely satisfied with the '01 Catera I've had since new. No big problems, but Iam amaed just how many unhappy owners seem to be out there. Anyone else's car ageing gracefully?
#303 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera electrical problems [etienne2]
May 10, 2007 (3:23 pm)
I have a 97' catera that will not start. I was told that the security system was preventing it from turning, what do you think ? Or is it more likely to be a crank sensor kit problem? I have changed the spark plug boots,spark plugs (numerous times)
#304 of 1436 Re: 98 Catera Idles Rough no power, timing? [rab7]
May 10, 2007 (8:38 pm)
I hope you drove your car right to the nearest Certified GM dealer. Its the timing belt and is under an open recall. Every penny it cost you will be reimbursed you by cadillac. Just keep all your receipts and submit. It cost me 1400 dollars and I got a check in less than a month and this was for repairs done in Mexico. No questions asked and they were great. Just call in and present your case they wil tell you what to do. I had a letter I had saved that had a number to call. Your dealer should know about this, it should pop up when they put your VIN number in to their system. Hope you got ittaken care of.
#305 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera Issues - Please advise [gnguru]
May 10, 2007 (8:49 pm)
gnguru, I just wanted to say thanks for your help. I found out the crank sensor wass what they replaced and I told them to check it over that they must have not done something correctly and they corrected whatever problems there was and it is working great. Problems solved, so thanks again. I wasnt ever able to get to your slides. No need to now I guess I was just curious to see them. Thanks again. Mexdeb
#306 of 1436 Re: Lets Shed Some Light on the issues [caddyguy1]
May 10, 2007 (9:01 pm)
I have had some problems with my 98 catera, I have been ignoring the need for new o2 sensors, and I was wondering how neccesary it is to replace them? I did have the timing belt problem but it was totally reinbursed last year even though the letter said it was only for 100,000 miles or cant remember how many years. Later it became an open recall. If the odometer stopped working is it the wheel speed sensor and if so how many sensors are there one or two ? Thats it for now. Gnguru helped me figure out the crankshaft sensor so that is my last problems solved.
I did replace the coolant jug also was told they cant just get a new sensor and it was the sensor. I do have oil leaks and may have had battery draw that was a mystery . Could have been the rear defroster relay, Thats good to know, will watch for that. Thanks for your info.
#307 of 1436 where o where has my radio gone
May 11, 2007 (8:44 am)
Ok this is a good one. Last night the radio was working normally. this morning start the car , no radio , turn the car off it comes on. start the car it goes off. turn the car off. well you get the picture. any ideas?????
#308 of 1436 1990 cadillac catera: difficulty in starting engine
May 12, 2007 (11:03 am)
wondering if anyone has had a problem like mine? When I start the car it sometimes seems not to be taking a spark
or something.Eventually it starts.The other day coming off
the nj parkway it just stalled out loosing power and slowly
shuting down. The light that denotes transmition problem came on?Could this be a relay chip?