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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
143,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. need to replace the wires and the coil ignition (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Cadillac Catera engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122010

Catera 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,000 miles


My valve cover gaskets are leaking spark plugs are covered in oil, car is smoking, and it is a pain in my ass don't have any idea how much it costs to fix and mechanics are a pain in the butt

- , Staunton, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 122009

Catera 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

valve cover gaskets gone bad, there's oil in the spark plugs, need to replace the wires and the coil ignition. car if misfiring and it shuts down.

the rpm is really high but the car doesn't go over 70mph

- , Chesterfield, MI, USA

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