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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Cadillac Catera

1998 Cadillac Catera

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1998 Cadillac Catera Problems

Engine -- Verified

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 -- Verified

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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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

On the automatic transmission models, the shift lever may not shift completely into "Park". This can result in the key being stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Care should be taken to insure the shift lever fully engages the "Park" position. Replacing the shifter may be necessary to correct this concern.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

1998 Cadillac Catera Questions and Answers

idbountyhunter, 1998 Cadillac Catera, Winter Park, FL

The radio has no sound. The batt. went dead and had to charge it, and then this started to happen. Check the fuses under the drivers side. Is there more? or a amp fuse?

idbountyhunter, 1998 Cadillac Catera, Winter Park, FL

Radio has no sound. It lights up and you can change the stations. Checked fuses on drivers side. The manual that comes with the car does not show how to enter the code. Also were is the amp loc. Th...

TKerri, 1998 Cadillac Catera, Pleasant View, TN

How do you replace the oil cooler?

wifeofwap, 1998 Cadillac Catera, Mellott, IN

Nothing on my steeringwheel works. That includes the horn and all of the stereo controls. The air bag light is also on. I just bought this as is (of course) and would like to fix this myself.

iguanalegal, 1998 Cadillac Catera, Orem, UT

i live in orem and i just bought this car in slc and have a mechanic to look at it, the car doesn't start at all other than making a noise like if it wants to starts. so the mechanic told that...

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