20 Most Recent 1997 Cadillac Catera Questions & Answers


There is a filler bolt near top of gearbox if you put your finger in it and thair is oil its your gearbox or airflow monitor you can fill it by top gearbox line going into radiator if you have over heated this gear box or motor real hot its your seals and its cheaper to get new gearbox trust me good luck p/s don't ever over fill the box ok bye

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jan 19, 2019


if the drivers door switch and the rear switch both dont work you need a new motor on it. it is pretty old

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on May 21, 2018


the locking solenoid could be sticking up or down due to the cold or could be going bad. if possible take off the door panel a watch the solenoid as you have someone operate the key and with the remote.

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on May 10, 2017


that car is an automatic right? thats great please can you check tyre sizes as long as tyre profile is different the traction system monitor wheel speed if theres problem it immediately cut accelerator by giving you 60km/h

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jan 29, 2017


dont do that and that thing is very very important better replace it or look for an expect. traction control is a device gives a better tract on wet roads to maintain vehicle stability during sudden braking applied during emergancy

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jan 29, 2017


Fuse #14 - 10 amp & fuse # 33 - 30amp
CLAMP 15 / HEATER/BLOWER
Fuse Block
Mounted to the I/P, lower LH side of the steering column


Blower motor not working ? Blower controller bad !
Blower Controller
Behind the RH side of the I/P, part of the HVAC module

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jan 13, 2017


The NEGATIVE should have just one, large wire to the battery, The POSITIVE may have more than one at the battery.

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Sep 20, 2016


Likely the most common cause is failure of the "electric plunger" inside the door.
It could be the wiring or the switch also, somewhere between the driver's door and the passenger door.
A good electrical tester may help you isolate the problem.
If it is the plunger, you'll need to remove the passenger door panel to access it.
God bless your efforts.

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jun 27, 2016


Thermostat housing if its on the engine Side. It comes off the top of the radiator to the Thermostat Housing!

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016


Leakage between barb connection and tube?..

Is the welded or soldered joint cracked ...

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016


Is the hose damaged, check tension on clamp..

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Feb 08, 2016


you didnt check for a fusable link on the wire to the altInater??

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jul 24, 2015


1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0 liter DOHC V-6 VIN "R"


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Hope this helps (leave some comment about this free answer).

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jun 12, 2015


don't fret about the cost. it is minimal but only sold usually in sets

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015


Hi, there should be marks on the belt itslf that align with hatch marks on the timing gears. Below are the instructions for installation. From these, you should be able to verify that the belt is in time. There are also some diagrams here: http://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/cadillac/catera/1997


To install:
  1. Install the timing belt.
    1. Start at the crankshaft pulley.
    2. Install the timing belt with a double dash (TDC) mark on the belt aligned with the marks on the oil pump and belt drive gear.
    3. Pinch the belt with special tool J 42069-30 to prevent the splines from jumping.

  2. Route the timing belt through the idler pulley for camshafts 3 & 4 then route the timing belt through the camshaft gears 3 & 4.
    1. Ensure the dash marks on the timing belt align with marks on the camshaft gears and the notches on the rear timing belt cover.
    2. If necessary, loosen timing belt idler pulley or move the cam gears slightly, with J 42069-1 and 2 still in place, until the timing belt can be installed.
    3. Tighten the idler pulley locking bolt until snug. The idler pulley bolt will be tightened to specifications after the final adjustments are made.




NOTE Timing belt deflection between the camshaft gears number 4 and the idler pulley for camshafts 3 & 4, must be no more than 0.4 inch (1 CM.).

  1. If necessary, adjust the timing belt deflection by turning the timing bolt idler pulley eccentric, for camshafts 3 & 4, counter-clockwise with the special tool J 42069-40, or equivalent.

  1. Route the timing belt through the timing belt idler pulley for camshafts 1 & 2 then route the timing belt through camshaft gears 1 & 2.
    1. Ensure the dash marks on the timing belt align with the marks on the camshaft gears and the notches on the rear timing belt cover.
    2. If necessary, loosen the timing belt idler pulley or move the cam gear slightly, with J 42069-1 and 2 still in place, until the timing belt can be installed.
    3. Apply sufficient tension to the timing belt to prevent it from slipping off the gears by turning the timing belt idler pulley eccentric for camshafts 1 & 2 counter-clockwise with special tool J 42069-40 or equivalent.
    4. Tighten the idler pulley locking bolt until snug. Idler pulley bolt will be tightened to specifications after final adjustments are made.

  2. Route the timing belt through the timing belt tensioner.
  3. Apply initial tension to the timing belt by turning tensioner eccentric counter-clockwise, with a 5 mm hex wrench, until marks are set.
    1. Tighten the belt tensioner-locking nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

  4. Adjust the timing belt.
    1. The timing belt must be properly adjusted or engine damage may occur. Do not continue with the engine assembly procedure until the timing belt is properly adjusted.

  5. Install the timing belt cover. Tighten the timing belt cover bolts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  6. Install the power steering pump pulley and bolts. Install the water pump pulley and bolts.
    1. Tighten the power steering pump pulley bolts and the water pump pulley bolts after the serpentine drive belt is installed.

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Dec 05, 2014


Check that all the ground wires(white) are clean and tight on the firewall under dash. Weak or no ground can cause feedback of power also making things go crazy. But ALWAYS check to have a good ground connection on both sides of the vehicle.

1997 Cadillac... | Answered on Dec 05, 2014

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