1998 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Cadillac Catera Problems

Vacuum Leaks Due to Damaged Vacuum Hoses

Engine vacuum leaks may develop from the various vacuum hoses causing the engine to idle incorrectly or the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Damaged vacuum lines should be replaced as necessary. Our technicians tell us that rubber vacuum hoses can be used to replace damaged plastic lines if necessary, as long as any connections are vacuum tight.

Reprogram ECM if you experience drivability issues

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

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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