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#446 of 1436 1997 Cadi Catera owner need advise
Dec 23, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I have 1997 Cadillac Catera. Does any body know why I see a "Levelling" sign flashing on the panel.
The car runs good when you are doing 0-55mph, after that it does not want to go any faster and I do'nt want to push it. a mechanic just told me that it is the solonoid or something and another person told me that I need a new Trans. Can any body help on ideas.
#447 of 1436 Re: 1997 Cadi Catera owner need advise [emmanuelm]
Dec 23, 2007 (9:17 pm)
had a 2000 catara that done the exact same thing if you email me tomorrow I'll look up the part I ordered whatever it was worked..so hold on
Dec 23, 2007 (9:45 pm)
I believe it was the synlonoid but DON'T SPEND OVER 60.00 FOR I KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GET IT. CONTACT ME TOMORROW SORRY I C/N HELP MORE TONITE ITS JUST TOO LATE
#449 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera Radio shut down [alrickp]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:05 pm)
My neighbor has the exact same problem. I see that the multi relay switch is the way to fix it. However, I will repair it myself and save the $130 labor fee.
He can open the trunk and gas release switch by starting the vehicle, keeping his foot on the brake and putting it in gear. This will allow you to open both, however it will not allow you to operate the radio.
Hope this will help you. Weird way to operate the swiches, but it works.
#450 of 1436 Re: $1300+ later and still not working!! HELP!!! [j5f]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:18 pm)
Just to let you know that Isuzu makes certain hondas and for much less.
#451 of 1436 Re: catera knowledge [97_catera_swap]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:37 pm)
Where are you and how much do you want for the motor and tranny? I am in Colorado.
#452 of 1436 Re: 2001 Catera Money Pit [jkdm7153]
Dec 28, 2007 (5:28 pm)
Just picked up my 2001 Catera from the shop - same symptoms as yours. Just as bugkill1 said, it was the MAF sensor.
The shop had my Catera for almost 2 days before calling to tell me that neither they nor the nearby dealership had any idea what was wrong. All diagnostics came up normal and yet the car sputtered, misfired, etc. They had placed a call to Cadillac and were waiting for an answer. 10 minutes of research on the Internet and I turned up several reports of what they were calling "lumpy start-up syndrome"; same symptoms as both you and I experienced, and the MAF sensor was the cause. I called the shop, they changed out my MAF sensor, and two hours later I was driving off in my now smooth-running Catera.
#453 of 1436 Re: 2001 Catera Money Pit [catera70124]
Dec 28, 2007 (7:47 pm)
hI, I just ran across my receipt , it was a sensor I'm not sure which one but the mechanic wanted to charged me 350.00 for the part alone but i found the part for 50.00. Have your sensors checked as I bet thats the problem. I did get it from a dealer too. Sorry I couldnot be of more help. Good Luck and let me know . I got tierd of spending money so i got rid of my catera. BUT YES IT'S A SENSOR. I'LL LOOK AGAIN AND SEE IF IT STATES WHICH ONE BUT I DOUBT IT.
#454 of 1436 Re: 2001 Catera Money Pit [catera70124]
Dec 29, 2007 (9:05 am)
by any chance where is the maf sensor located on the car and another question the speed sensors is there one or two of them and are they really located on the rear axels? please help if anyone knows
#455 of 1436 Re: 2001 Catera Money Pit [acurry]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:58 am)
The maf sensor is typically located in the air inlet just upstream of the air filter. Some info on it can be located at;
If cleaning the maf sensor will help... the following might help;
Typically, they shouldnt be too expensive, especially if you can buy the part and install it yourself. Good luck.