The Timing Belt Idler and/or Tensioner Pulley May Fail on Cadillac Catera

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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Average mileage: 99,256 (23,500–163,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
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2001 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 110,000 mi,
timing belt broke. trying to figure out if it can be fixed, or is it even worth the trouble, but mostly worth the money. also who to talk to about cadillac footing some of the bill
1999 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 44,000 mi,
there is a recall on the belt tenion and water pump . because the belt was not tight it jumped timing and bent the valves . cadilac fixed everthing in the recall
2001 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 23,500 mi,
It hasn't been fixed was told it was timing belt and didn't have the money to fix the problem
1999 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 133,091 mi,
Engine clicked then stalled. Broken timing belt.
1999 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 85,000 mi,
Tensioner is making weird noise and smell tearing up new belts
1999 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 120,000 mi,
Timing belt broke
2001 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 163,000 mi,
Tensioner pulley fell off the bolt without snapping the belt.
2001 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 110,000 mi,
The timing belt is broken
1997 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 83,000 mi,
Pulley to water pump broke loose and over-heated cannot find parts , this car is JUNK!
i have the same problem with the timing belt
2000 Cadillac Catera - 3.0L V6 80,000 mi,
idler pully failor (damaged valves in cilinder heads)