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#566 of 1436 Coolant Sensor
May 15, 2008 (7:57 am)
This morning, my 2001 Catera has developed a new problem. The amber low coolant light came on the instrument panel. the Cadillac dealer told my wife(I'm at work)the coolant level is fine. He thinks it's a bad sensor in the coolant run-off tank. I was planning on buying my wife a new car this month.
i was considering keeping the Catera as a weekend hobby car-It's worth vvery little on the used car marketeven though it's got only 50,000 miles on it.
The dealer wants $300 to replace the tank and sensor. I'm wondering how hard is it to replace-anyone know.
For today,I didn't get it fixed....but I can't imagine trying to sell it with a lit warning light.
#567 of 1436 Re: Coolant Sensor [merckx]
May 15, 2008 (5:51 pm)
replace the tank yourself i just did mine about a month ago its very simple just remove the hoses and take to clip off and the sensor is on the bottom it takes no more than ten minutes and i only paid 80dollars for the tank from the dealer. trust me its that easy
#568 of 1436 Re: [KarenS]
May 16, 2008 (4:56 am)
I put in the wrong coolant in my 99 Catera. I want to flush it out myself and put the correct one in. I drove for about a week and now it is smoking. I did not know I needed to put a specific type in it. Is that o.k. to do or should I just take it to a shop and lwt them do it. I am strapped for cash and I am thinking of reading the instructions and doing it myself. Please send some advice
#569 of 1436 Re: [bht529]
May 20, 2008 (2:04 pm)
Hi I know it looks as though it will be a hard thing to do but it's not 1.one bottle of Prestone supper flush and to coolant drive for a couple of days to get rid of all the junk the other coolant added 2. find heater hoses after you idenfy the proper hoses go and purchase an flush kit also from Prestone connect the tee provided in the kit to heater hose return (make sure engine is cool)this means you must cut the hose and install tee get your garden hose connect to tee as per insturctions remove over flo cap and install spout start car turn on heater full blast turn on water hose let run for 15 to 20 min when you see clean clear water shut off water turn off car and the rest is easy hey you don't happen to have an extra keyless remote you want to sell my wife lost ours
#571 of 1436 Re: [calicago]
May 20, 2008 (3:06 pm)
Best place to get a keyless remote is on EBAY MOTORS (Parts and Accessories)!! It will be less than $20 and that includes shipping and programing instructions. Of course with as many Catera 's as there are, you might find someone that has no use for their remotes anymore!! LOL
#572 of 1436 Re: [gnguru]
May 29, 2008 (11:53 am)
Hey I forgot all about that thanks and by the way they cars are good cars it's just very $$$$ to fix once all those repairs are done you will see that it will last forever
#573 of 1436 Re: Catera 1999... Transmission or Engine Mounts? [mazeusa]
May 30, 2008 (9:24 am)
We have many of the same issues - have you been able to repair the issues?
#574 of 1436 Re: Catera 1999... Transmission or Engine Mounts? [nanasusie]
Jun 01, 2008 (9:56 am)
That water thats comming out do you live in an area thats cool clamate all the time. If so that is condensation don't matter about that, but if you live in an warm area worry worry. It Might be an head gasket crack block warp heads. The transmission on the other hand sound like the guy that service it did it wrong ;If he did not tap the low pressure line on the trans cooler and service it that way it Might not have enought transfluid you canot take the pan off to change fluid it is a sealed transmission and it have fill up the torue converter. and listen to your engine is it reving high when step on the breaks that might be an issue or the 3 2 kickdown is not working
#575 of 1436 rough rider caddy
Jun 02, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I have a '98 Catera with 145.000 miles, yes I said 145.000. last week it started running rough and I put my code code reader on it and the following codes were PO300-random multi cylinder misfire, 301-cylinder 1 misfire, 303-cylinder 3 misfire, 304- cylinder 4 misfire, 305- cylinder 5 misfire, PO134- 02 sensor no curcuit , no activity. i then cleared the data on the cars computer and iot ran fine until the next morning and then the same problem occured, i have to keep my foot on the gas to keep the car running. Any ideas as to where or what to look for?