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Hi Catera gang! I purchased this car it's actually a "Sport". I love it! It's in excellent condition drives beautifully looks beautiful silver color with black trimming, stone leather seats, multi cd changer in trunk and single cd player in auto....THIS CAR HAS IT ALL TOO MUCH TO MENTION!!! I always get compliments and people do look. I had since Dec. 2009 with no problems. Maybe all quirks got worked out ... Read More
I have had several repairs and tok it to the dealer it left me stuck it will light up like its going to start then cut right off. So i took it to 3 mechanics which were stumped. Finally i took it to cadillac and told them i needed a new key with the chip. Got it back and it worked great for 3 months. The other day i went to ... Read More
I have a 2001 Cadillac Catera and I have replaced the battery, battery cables, alternator, and checked the fuses. What's happening is the alternator is not recharging the battery. I have had the alternator and battery tested and both are good but the alternator is only putting out about 3 volts. Any idea on what the issue might be? I'm going crazy trying to figure this one out!
Bought a 2001 Cadillac Catera at auction the battery died as they were pulling it off auction block. I got them to jump start it and drove it around for fifteen minutes then today they drove it 20 minutes to get the check engine light off. Then I bought a new battery and it started up and ran for about 10 minutes then shut off, so I got them to put ... Read More
CPS or mass air flow. I have an extra mass air flow if you care to test it. The idler/tensioner on the serpintine belt or maybe the idler/tensioner on the timing belt. Them air force dudes should fix it for you. Are you wearing Nike Air Force 1 ???
240,000 I just bought it in May. Had it checked out multiple times and it was kept in mint shape. The engine isn't knocking at all. I did get it to start up momentarily the night I was stranded. It ran rough and the belts were whining like hell. I am not sure on the CPS sensor..but I've been scanning the threads and that seems to be the answer everyone gives ... Read More
So you have an 01? I was beginning to think, I had the only 01. Blinking is the first sign of the computer warning you. About how many miles do you have on this Catera? How long ago, if ever, did you replace the crank position sensor/mass air flow? Did you leave it on the side of the road? Were you not worried about being abducted by aliens?
I was driving on the freeway last night and my check engine light started blinking, I could not accelerate. Like it wanted to a tiny bit when I pressed on the gas but it just couldn't. I pulled off on an exit ramp. Looking at the Caddy my Serpintine belt is slightly shredded, but not completely off yet. All of the pullys turn when you try to crank the engine and ... Read More
I just bought a DVD of the shop manuals of ebay...$39. It's fabulous..... eBay item #130307408623 Cadillac Catera Service Repair Manual 1998 1999 2001 01 Check it out for your self.
ooops! I forgot to mention, it uses premium gas. Does anyone know why premium and can it get away with regular or will it cause serious damage? :)
What should I look for before considering purchasing this car, can someone advise me? An auto mechanic business owner is selling it. Looking forward to a response, thank you. :D
This is what my 2000 Catera is doing, and i've talked to alot of Cadillac specialists and they say it's the Transmission Control Module. Reason being, is because my transmission won't kick in to a higher gear while these lights are one... It shifts just fine, but for instance if you floor it, it won't kick up, it strips... Mechanic and Cadilla dealer say because of that, it's the TCM... Anyone ... Read More
hello lynn my name is cj i have a 2001 catera and i replaced the mass airflow sensor and its doing the same thing youres is i was wondering if you had any look figuring out what it was
The timing belt is designed to last 100,000 miles, The first Catera's were failing early. 2000 and 2001 should be fine. The belt breaking will crash into the valves and require head work. In Europe many cars are serviced at the 100,000 and extensive work is done. While your there you can replace the water pump, tensioner, all the pulleys/bearings. Cadillac charges $3,500 and the cheapest I've seen is $2,500. Many ... Read More
my 2001 Cadillac Catera's speedometer keeps goin out at random times and the millage stops working, the ABS and Traction change light comes on when it goes out but the rpm still works so I can halfway tell how fast i'm going !! Does anyone know anything that might help we checked all the fuses and there not loose or anything !! Thanks !
I have a 2001 Cadillac Catera headlight switch problem. I have replaced the switch three time and each time the switch burned up need to know if anyone has the voltage for the pin on the light switch
IM very surprise at that to about cadillac they most of the time stand behide their product in this case it's a wonder. but all in all I think it's a great car knowing it was the platform for the C.T.S . I gusse you need a lot of paient with this car.
It was a Cadillac dealer. I'll just wait till their inventory builds up. Then wait until the incentives, in the way of rebates/interest rates/trade in value, are more appealing to the consumer. If that time doesn't come, I'll take my business elsewhere. However, the way in which Cadillac has treated those of you unfortunate enough to buy a Catera is pathetic. I'm seeing poorly trained service techs, which have added to ... Read More
Hey fellow Catera owner . Did you to cadilac dealer for trade or some other dealer?
I have an 01 and $500 is what they offered in trade. Yes $500, thats not a typo. Its in great condition and has 70,000 miles. I like the seats, ride, and Bose. The new CTS is most likely to be my next car.
Two good used car price guides are Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and NADA. KBB private party value for that car and mileage is excellent = $6,125 good = $5,650 and fair = $5,075. NADA clean trade-in value is $5,250 and clean retail is $6,850. If it has a moon roof the values would be slightly higher. That gives you a good idea of a range price wise. I don't know how ... Read More
Yup...I fixed to pay 6500 on this car....but I am afraid of the future expenses on the car...Are the maintenance costs too high on this car...
i would check and see how much its worth, because trust me you be putting in alot of money into it. its a nice car but many problems and expensive problems also.
Guys, I need ur valuable suggestion . I am planning to buy a 2001 cadillac catera ....It has 40K mies on it....did a test drive was smooth and looked good...its a single owner car...But after reading so many negative reviews i am feared to buy this car. i gave my word to owner tat I would buy the car...How much do u guys think it is worth to pay for this ... Read More
I am on my third battery for my 2001 Cadillac Catera. I made a simple request to Cadillac: - I would like reimbursement for my time, the mechanics time, the battery replacement costs, the portable charger I carry in my car, and the frustration my family has experienced (including the failure of the car to start while in a funeral procession). - In addition, I would like a promise of reimbursement ... Read More
My wife's Catera was rear ended. Right after that, the Radiator Light started coming on and staying on. The insurance compay says that they won't pay to fix it UNTIL an approved mechanic detemines why the light is on. Of course, the insurance company wants me to pay up front for the diagnostic. If it's determined to be caused by the accident, they will reimburse me. I asked what exactly will ... Read More
This morning, my 2001 Catera has developed a new problem. The amber low coolant light came on the instrument panel. the Cadillac dealer told my wife(I'm at work)the coolant level is fine. He thinks it's a bad sensor in the coolant run-off tank. I was planning on buying my wife a new car this month. i was considering keeping the Catera as a weekend hobby car-It's worth vvery little on the ... Read More
Just picked up my 2001 Catera from the shop - same symptoms as yours. Just as bugkill1 said, it was the MAF sensor. The shop had my Catera for almost 2 days before calling to tell me that neither they nor the nearby dealership had any idea what was wrong. All diagnostics came up normal and yet the car sputtered, misfired, etc. They had placed a call to Cadillac and were ... Read More
I have a cadillac Catera 1998 and I need a speed sensor, my friend has a speed sensor for a Catera 2001. Will the 2001 sensor work on my 98 catera?
Hey Gnguru, Great Job.....Proud of you and you are rig ;) ht ...DO IT YOURSELF!! Well my catera is dead and gone and I felt so much relief. Now looking for a good cas mini van or suv as I still owe six months on the catera. I just refuse to put an engine in the car. Anyway glad you got her fix.
Howdy,I use an allen wrench, 3/16 or 1/4 I believe to undo the oil plug for an oil change. That worked until I got the appropo torx bit as spenny suggests. The plug takes an "o" ring bye the way. Which may have been nicked by the Wal-mart space technicians. Hence the oil leak. Also I have found that the larger ( Fram part no. ) 3980 oil filter cartridge works ... Read More
Well, caterajunk is right. The catera oil drain plug requires a torx socket bit (either a T40 or T45 - can't remember for sure) but it is not an expensive tool and I would think that Wal Mart would get one out of their automotive department for their shop if they needed to. Other than that, a catera oil change is very similar to any other car. One thing to consider ... Read More
Hey, everytime I tried to get oil change at Walmart I was told they didnot have the correct tools to use on Cateras make sure they didnot force anything and if I were you I would call Walmart Corporate and let them know what happened. Remember the people changing oil at walmart are not always respondsible people.
I just turned 80,000 miles. Right now I'm dealing with a bad oil change at Wal-Mart. Thought I could save money instead of going to the dealer....my car has been leaking oil ever since they changed it. I've NEVER leaked oil before. Will know tomorrow how ballistic I have to get!!! I went by there Tues, they gave me a lame excuse, said it was straightened out. I'm leaking again.
How many miles are on your Catera? Mine only has 42,000 on it, but it hasn't had a problem yet.
You sound like me this past week. Check engine light was on, took to dealership, they said it was a vacuum hose leak, replaced hose and something by the brake booster - $191.88, that night the check engine light came on again, went back next day- they changed oil, told me to keep more gas in vehicle-$30.94, check engine light came on again that night-went the next day, Master control valve ... Read More
I need help! I have taken my car to shop 3 times and they don't know what is wrong except code says lean. The car idles rough and won't accelerate when I step on the gas. It will cut out while driving. They have checked codes and it involves lean but they can't find anything wrong with it. Of course when they drive check engine light stays out as soon as ... Read More
Hi let me introduce myself. My name is Robert Nelson and I recently purchased a 2001 Cadillac Catera Sport. I love the vehicle but yes I am having to do some repairs. I am having to replace a few things so anyone whom has advice on what I should and should not do would be greatly appreciated. I live in Houston, TX so it gets hot down here for most of ... Read More
being German, is nothing like any other Cadillac. I've found Cadillac to be very gererous with the problems I have had. Our 2001 Catera is very low milage,about 39,000, and for the last year, not a thing has gone wrong...The way this board goes,though,I expect a huge problem any mile...
I'm buying a new Cadillac STS for my wife tomorrow..I want to sell one of our current cars, a 2001 Passat and Catera. I've decided that as the Catera isn't commandind much at all on the used car market, I'll keep it for myself. I have heard so many stories about the Catera being a money pit as it ages, but ours only has 34,000 miles on it. I'll try it ... Read More
I bought a used 2001 Sport about a year ago and love it. I am the 3rd owner. It had 37,000 miles on it so it was still under factory warranty. It had to have the oil pump and the hot water control valve replaced. She handles and rides just great and has plenty of power. I live in Denver so she gets a good work-out with mountain driving. This vehicle ... Read More
I had a 1998 Cadillac Catera which when my tires wore out prematurely, Cad replaced all 4 and said alighment problems. Now I have 2001 Cad Catera with basically the same problems and GM denies the problem. What to do? Thanks---John Klucher