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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,661 (23,500–163,000)
Engine affected: 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
36 people reported this problem
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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
It hasn't been fixed was told it was timing belt and didn't have the money to fix the problem