1997 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Cadillac Catera

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1997 Cadillac Catera Problems

Check ECM sofware if you experience drivability issues

Various drivability issues and be addressed by updating the software in the engine control module (ECM).

Coolant loss and/or Engine Overheating Due to Leaking Water Control Valves

The hot water control valve may develop a coolant leak resulting in engine overheating. A leaking valve should be replaced.

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.

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1997 Cadillac Catera Questions

tachometerstoppedworkingwhatcanilookfor (1 answer)


Does it have a special key to change the tire (1 answer)

Any specifics to change a flat tire

Why does it shut down as soon as I put it in drive? (2 answers)

Since December 2014 Car has had the ignition coil replaced, pletnum gasket, valve gasket covers, front tires, new battery, spark plugs and spark plug wires. Looking to purchase this car for really good price from a friend who doesn't want to put any more money into it but don't want to i...

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1997 Cadillac Catera Reviews

My Catera has just over 100,000 miles on it. I love it. It is such a nice little car. We have had to fix a few little things, but it all has been normal maintainance. My husband owns our own mechanics shop so we don't have extra labor costs, but we have not sunk much money at all into this car. And it definitly zigs!

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