1998 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Cadillac Catera Problems

Hot Water Control Valves May Leak

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

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.

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.

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