Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Cadillac Catera

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Cadillac Catera Problems

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The Catera often experiences oil leaks from the oil cooler and/or valve cover gasket. The thermostat seal and/or the water pump may develop a coolant leak.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall while driving and/or will crank but not start, especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

The Timing Belt Idler and/or Tensioner Pulley May Fail

The timing belt idler and/or tensioner pulley may fail, resulting in server engine damage. Cadillac has recalled certain 1997-2001 models to replace the timing belt and other related components as necessary.

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Cadillac Catera Questions

I've been leaking small amounts of dex-cool by the bell housing underneath. (1 answer)

Where exactly is this coolant coming from being running Down the side of the bell housing. Right beside two transmission lines

The code P1700 just started coming up and it just started barely leaking coolant (1 answer)

What's the best way to correct trouble code and stop coolant leak. Also the problem just started today and hasn't done this before.

How to fix P0335 and P0727 error codes for Cadillac Catera 2000? (1 answer)

I have a 2000 model Cadillac Catera with 3.0L engine. It shows error codes P0335 and P0727. I know little about cars. Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it. I would appreciate if some once can help me out from this.

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Cadillac Catera Reviews

The Catera is a Vauxhall/Opel Omega built in Germany. Read the European reviews and you do not find the problems experienced on the Cadillac badged Omega's. Could it be that American mechanic's/technicians do not have the expertise to repair or maintain them?
I have a 1999 Cadillac Catera and when it rains my cars floor is soak and wet on the passenger side front and back. Does any one know where the rain is coming in? The car was in an accident and need lots of repair work.
I love this car, ride, comfort and handling, and I fix it on my own, I don't trust this car to anybody. I had 4 cateras, and 3 of 4 I got in horrible shape. People never took care before, drove till brakes down, and then it costs a lot to fix at the shop. My last one was taken care pretty good, a lot of things were replaced, even so, job was done not professionally, timing belt was installed in...

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