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#48 of 1436 2000 Catera Tranny Issues
May 16, 2005 (10:57 pm)
I purchased a 2000 Cadillac Catera about four months ago. I LOVE this car. However just recently the check engine light came on and transmission light started flashing on me. I had a friend run a computer diagnostic and found out that there is a cylinder 4 misfire, which I think is an old one and never cleared cuz the car runs great! And the other is a Transmission Control Module Power Relay Circuit. I have contacted the dealer and they have yet to get a hold of me. Can someone tell me exactly what this mean besides '.. it's an internal problem.' And let me know. I can tell you this, that when first starting out the transmission will shift normally, but if for some reason it downshifts into third, the transmission light starts flashing and it's stuck in third gear. It won't downshift or start in first gear from a start, it is stuck in third. If I shut the car off and start again it's fine until it downshifts. I haven't driven in it almost three weeks, because I don't want to cause any more problems than I all ready have. Hope someone can help.. Thanks!
#49 of 1436 Re: 2000 Catera Issues - Please advise [jewelz]
May 18, 2005 (8:33 am)
I have a 2000 Catera. Recently it stalls after being driven about 5 miles. Then it will start back up after waiting about 15-20 minutes. I took it to a regular automotive tech and no codes registered. I will need to take it to a Cadillac dealership to be repaired. What was your problem and how much did it cost?
#50 of 1436 98 catera nightmare
May 18, 2005 (12:09 pm)
i have a 98 catera,beautiful car without a doubt but im having so much problems there's these relay next 2 the battery which some of them have fuses on the side of them 2 fuses from the relays keep burning out,by any chance would anybody know how 2 figure out where the short is coming from or wat relay is 2 what ?
#51 of 1436 Stereo problem reveals many more issues, or duz it?
May 21, 2005 (3:59 am)
I just bought a '99 Catera with 87,000 miles for under 5 large. It is beautiful. The only problem was with the Bose stereo sys. It would only come on when the ignition was turned off after being on. It would also turn off when any door would be opened(I know that this is Normal). When taken to the dealer my wife was told it was the water pump leaking coolant on wires that caused this annoying problem. A mere $1200 would take care of it. My wife, as savvy as they come, talked them down to $850. Not bad. The next day we get a call telling us that we also need to replace the oil sending line and darn near all the hoses, due to coolant contamination. A measely 2 freakin' large should solve these problems we are told. I was wondering if I am being gouged or if all this is possible and properly estimated? Are Catera parts hard to find? We called Pep Boys and the water pump was only about $70 bucks. So why the $850 repair quote? Please advise. Any feedback would help. Thanks
#52 of 1436 Cadillac buyer
May 24, 2005 (12:16 pm)
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#53 of 1436 Re: Cadillac buyer [pat]
May 30, 2005 (5:21 am)
My son is on the verge of buying a 1999 Cadillac Catera. Please respond soon! Very concerned.
#54 of 1436 Re: semyiong [semyong]
Jun 18, 2005 (6:46 pm)
Hey whats up i have the same problem with my 99' catera i bought it off an old lady who realized the coolant was leaking but never did anything about it. is that really what it was price wise. if it is i'm driving the catera into the ocean. i hate that stupid car anymore. i still drive it with the leak i dont care anymore it runs
Jun 21, 2005 (9:13 am)
I have a 2000 Catera and I have just now started having problems with the coolant leaking after on 72,000 miles. List of problems I have had
Coolant leak, left front tire rod, broken shocks in rear and left rear axle boot .
Can not wait to get rid of this car worse purchase ever and will never buy another.
#56 of 1436 Brake lights will not go out.
Jun 27, 2005 (6:49 pm)
I have a 99 Catera and the brake lights won't go out, I disconnected the switch adjacent to the pedal but they still remain on HELP!!!!!
#57 of 1436 Re: Coolant Leak [jjackson1154]
Jun 28, 2005 (11:45 am)
hello....i also have a problem w/the coolant leaking. the dealer replaced a valve ($400) and this did not fix the issue....3 months later, it is still leaking. have you taken in your car to fix the leaking coolant yet? if so, what was the outcome?