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#873 of 1436 Re: 1997 cadillac catera [sww49]
Nov 27, 2008 (9:27 pm)
You say "fog light" so does that mean only one is not working or are they both not working? If in fact only one is not working it is probably the bulb. There is a rubber waterproofing boot behind the fog light with a rubber tab on it. Pull the tab to remove the boot. Then you'll see a metal clip holding the bulb into the socket. Undo the clip, unplug the bulb, replace the bulb and reverse the procedure to put it back together. And when handling the new bulb - don't touch it with your bare fingers. If niether fog light is working, let me know. Good luck.
#874 of 1436 Re: 1997 cadillac catera [gnguru]
Nov 28, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Hi neither oneis woeking I checked blubs they are good when I press on off switch the light in the dash doesn't even come on and can you tell me what this means I had my cd/radio unlocked now when i put cd in it tell's me cd error and pops the cd out Thanks for your help
#875 of 1436 Re: 1997 cadillac catera [sww49]
Nov 28, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Sorry but I guess I'm not going to be much help. Tech/Owner's manuals don't even tell which fuse is for the fog lights. They are close to the cornering lights so I'd check to see if those work and if they don't check that fuse. And don't know much about the cd/radio deal. I would try a different cd and if that doesn't work, I wouldn't know what to do. Sorry I couldn't help you. Maybe someone else has some ideas..
#876 of 1436 2000 catera timing belt tensioner
Nov 29, 2008 (11:32 am)
I recently purchased a 2000 catera and have been checking the postings in your forum to see if I could resolve the no driver side heat issue, and I think the sticking doors under the dash is probably the problem. thanks! In the interim my wife was driving the car and it quit on the hwy. I towed it home and suspected from her description that it had broke the timing belt. took it apart and found that it had broken a bolt on one of the tensioner pulleys. my question is how can I locate info on setting the timing so I can put this back together, crank it over, see if the valves were hammered or not, then I'll decide if I want to pull the motor and make it a winter project in the garage. any info would sure be appreciated!!
#877 of 1436 Re: 2000 catera timing belt tensioner [rolliem]
Nov 29, 2008 (3:48 pm)
Wow, not an easy job to do with four camshafts and it also requires special tools that you may have to purchase from your local Cardiac dealer.. Then again you may be able to improvise as one of the tools is to lock each pair of camshafts in place and I would think you could shape a block of wood to do that. However, since you're talking about tearing the engine down, you should be able to handle setting the timing. Also, if mileage on the car is excessive, I would definitely consider replacing the timing belt since you're right there anyway. If you'll send me an email address, I'll scan the pages from the tech manual which detail how to set the timing. Good luck and let us know if it starts or the valves got banged up...
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#878 of 1436 More problems with my 01 Catera
Dec 01, 2008 (10:49 am)
I guess it never ends with this car, huh? Well, when I thought all my problems were solved with this car more problems arised . I had issues with my abs module and my check engine light lit up. I was able to have my abs module rebuilt and installed back into my car. My Mass Air Flow Sensor was bad and I had it replaced and thankfully my check engine light came off. So, I was able to pass emissions. Well, within that week my check engine lit right back up and my radiator light lit up also. Im assuming I have a defected Mass Air Flow Sensor but as far as the radiator light I have no clue whats wrong. I went to AutoZone to run a diagnostic test and these codes came up U2108, P0306, P0304, P0300... I don't understand what the U2108 code means. Could that be why my check engine light is on? Why is my radiator sensor on when my car doesnt even over heat? My car drives great. Surprisingly, I dont want to get rid of it because I love the car but if I continue to have these problems Im gonna have to . Someone help me here. Have you had any of these problem s? Thanks
#879 of 1436 Re: More problems with my 01 Catera [ciaradior]
Dec 02, 2008 (5:38 pm)
Code U2108 is a communications error between the ECM and ABS module. You just had the ABS module repaired. Try resetting the code, and see if it returns. The radiator light comes on when you are low on coolant in the reservoir. This is the first warning before low coolant may cause an overheat.
Dec 04, 2008 (7:58 am)
I have a 1998 Catera. I have had some electrical issue with the alarm system ( Ihave posted on this earlier; no responses!). Now the issue is when I turn-on the lights and use the hi-beams, the hi-beam indicator-light comes on, as it is supposed to do. However, when I shut-off the car and lights are off, and the car is turned-off, the blue-high beam indicator light still is on; shines like beacon in the dark! It will not go out, until I take the negative battery cable off the battery.
Any ideas on this?
#881 of 1436 Easy intake manifold disassembly to check things!
Dec 04, 2008 (7:59 am)
Got a miss on #4, Fire & comp. OK. Thought was on #3 because Cyl. #'s start #1 on frt. rt. instead of lft. frt. like most. Didn't scope since teardown inevitable, want to check gaskets anyway. At first dismayed and cautious due to appearance of hidden items. Soon found out (following manual) that disassembly of intake manifold is easier than most engines I've worked on. All O-ring gaskets in machined grooves much better than flat gaskets. Note! O-ring gasket for coolant line to throttle body on top of plenum was deteriorated and may be the cause of many of the problems I've seen on postings with various coolant leaks. O-rings may be a weak point which can cause trouble (remember the "Challenger") and how a small item like an O-ring can make a Catera owner think his or her car is done. I'm an aircraft engineer and am impressed so far with the design and condition of this '98,--104,000 mi car that I recently purchased.
For all---- info. to be continued as I bench check inj's. or go deeper into valve train as needed. I've heard Cad mechanics do not like to work on Cateras because of the unfamilar mechanical design of systems. Therefore very costly to repair.
#882 of 1436 Re: Dash Light [gwhitcomb]
Dec 04, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Try dimming lights before turning all off. Sounds like sentinel prob.?