2000 Cadillac Catera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Cadillac Catera

2000 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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2000 Cadillac Catera Questions

Fuses aren't blown what could be r
The problem

but its get hot after 5o or so miles

While driving, I felt something pop and the gas peddle lost pressure. The belt was broken and has been replaced but the engine won't turn over.

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2000 Cadillac Catera Reviews

Terrible car bought it with 50,000 mikes have had nothing but problems it is a money pit at every level

I LIVE IN HAMPTON VIRGINIA AND IS LOOKING TO FIND AN REPAIR SHOP OR PERSON TO PUT AN NEW HEADGASKET ON MY CATERA THATS KEEP GIVING ME PROBLEMS. THIS CAR IS REALLY ALOT OF MONEY TO KEEP GOING. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY MY ENGINE LIGHT KEEP COMING ON AND THE ENGINE KEEP OVERHEATING

The Catera is a Vauxhall/Opel Omega built in Germany. Read the European reviews and you do not find the problems experienced on the Cadillac badged Omega's. Could it be that American mechanic's/technicians do not have the expertise to repair or maintain them?

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