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1998 Cadillac Catera Question: Random misfire on cylinders 1,3,AND5 WHAT CAN CAUSE IT



jazzy40, 3.0L V6, Seaford, DE, August 29, 2010, 12:21

after about 5 OR 10 MINS IT READS CODES 300,301,303,305 AND IT IDLES ROUGH

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    dandd August 29, 2010, 15:41

    These cars typically burn up the coils and ignition module, we have done several in the shop where I work. The valve covers leak oil and then these ignition components get oil soaked and fail.
    This is a pricey repair, like $1800-2000, with the valve cover work, which must be done. The engine in your Caddy is a SAAB motor which is VERY high maintenance.

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    JParsons, September 01, 2010, 00:29

    I was not aware that Caddys and Saabs share the same engine. Although, I do know that 3.0L Saab V-6 is a GM engine that Saab did minor adjustments to(at least that's what they told us at Saab FTP). Saab used a slightly thicker head gasket to lower the compression, added a turbo, altered the intake and exhaust manifolds, and added Direct Ignition with a "Trionic" ECU.

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    Visitor, January 25, 2011, 13:28

    could also be timming belt

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