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Cadillac Catera Problems

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Most Common Cadillac Catera Problems

The Catera often experiences oil leaks from the oil cooler and/or valve cover gasket.
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 timing belt idler and/or tensioner pulley may fail, resulting in server engine damage.
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Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Cadillac Catera years 2001, 1997, and 1999 are the most likely to experience problems.

2001 Cadillac Catera
1997 Cadillac Catera
1999 Cadillac Catera
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