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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,228 miles

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1998 Cadillac Catera cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Cadillac Catera Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 062010

Catera

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The water pump gave out.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 062004

Catera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,594 miles
Purchased 1998 Cadillac Catera 2/06/04. 64,546 miles. Water pump failed as we arrived home with vehicle. Selling dealer sent vehicle to his local Cadillac dealer, capital Cadillac for repairs. Water pump was on recall. When water pump failed it damaged the main belt and caused it to come off disabeling power steering and other equipment powered by belt. Engine briefly overheated while stopping. Cadillac dealer replaced water pump on campaign 02041 and secondary air injection hose - campaign 01037. The failure does not mention 02018. Car has leaked coolant every since the dealer returned the car to us. The water pump damaged the engine. We want Cadillac to repair or replace it. Cadillac cs will not communicate in writing, stating they only discuss orally. Cadillac has refused to assist or give out any information related to similiar problems.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052004

Catera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Water keeps leaking from the engine. I have had the heater control valve replaced 3 weeks ago and now the water pump is leaking coolant.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 261998

Catera

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Water valve failed resulting in coolant leak, the dealer replaced valve and refilled system, oil cooler line leaking, dealer resealed housing and replaced coolant bridge oil level sensor shorted. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 261998

Catera

  • miles
Water valve failed resulting in coolant leak, the dealer replaced valve and refilled system, oil cooler line leaking, dealer resealed housing and replaced coolant bridge oil level sensor shorted. Nlm

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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problem #2

May 032001

Catera

  • miles
I have talked with a person a cole valley and he said that my car and other like mine had the same thing go wrong with it in one case some one had to buy a new engine for a 1997 and a 1998 don't know how people he's talking about but my guess its up there. (tiresize: 23540zr18)( dot number: Tire size: 23540zr18 )

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 231999

Catera

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

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