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2001 Cadillac Catera Problems

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Most Common 2001 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 c...
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 ...
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0 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Brakes Problems

1 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Drive Train Problem

On the automatic transmission models, the shift lever may not shift completely into "Park". This can result in the key being stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Care should be taken to insure the ...

0 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Electrical & Lights Problems

7 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Engine 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 c...
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 ...

2 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The thermostat may become stuck in the open position causing the engine to warm up too slowly, setting a P0128 trouble code and causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

1 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The hot water control valve may develop a coolant leak resulting in engine overheating. A leaking valve should be replaced.

2 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Maintenance Problems

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...

0 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2001 Cadillac Catera Problems & Complaints

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 c...
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...
General Motors recommends that the spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians highly recommend the spark plug wires be replaced at the same time.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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. O...
The thermostat may become stuck in the open position causing the engine to warm up too slowly, setting a P0128 trouble code and causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
On the automatic transmission models, the shift lever may not shift completely into "Park". This can result in the key being stuck in the ignition lock cylinder. Care should be taken to insure the ...
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 ...
Various drivability issues and be addressed by updating the software in the engine control module (ECM).
The hot water control valve may develop a coolant leak resulting in engine overheating. A leaking valve should be replaced.
The oil pressure warning light may illuminate due to a failed oil pressure sensor. Our technicians tell us that replacing the oil pressure sender will commonly correct this concern.
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