1999 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Cadillac Catera
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1999 Cadillac Catera ProblemsEngine 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.
The hot water control valve may develop a coolant leak resulting in engine overheating. A leaking valve should be replaced.
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.
1999 Cadillac Catera QuestionsHow to fix 99catera when you start it it just crank (1 answer)
It just crank and crank but wont start, first time happened to the car please help me
Added a Gforce Chip,working good but now I have smoke,definitely oil,coming up from under the hood. Driver side under fill hole. No fluids on ground at all but oil is most certainly dripping on hot areas and burning before any drips to the ground. Other than the Valve Cover Gasket can you give an...