1998 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Cadillac Catera

1998 Cadillac Catera Problems

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.

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, 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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1998 Cadillac Catera Questions

Is it because it has a oil leak problem?

still won"t start

I never had a problem starting the car before. Today I touched the red hot wire to the chasis and a spark came up. Now the car cranks but won't start. When I turn the key all the dash lights come on except the check engine light. What could be the problem? Does anyone know where is the m...

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