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: 95,886 (44,000–143,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
16 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2001 Cadillac Catera- 3.0L V6110,000
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
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
1999 Cadillac Catera- 3.0L V685,000
Tensioner is making weird noise and smell tearing up new belts
1999 Cadillac Catera- 3.0L V6133,091
Engine clicked then stalled. Broken timing belt.
Pulley to water pump broke loose and over-heated cannot find parts , this car is JUNK!
1997 Cadillac Catera- 3.0L V6
i have the same problem with the timing belt
2000 Cadillac Catera- 3.0L V680,000
idler pully failor (damaged valves in cilinder heads)
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