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    mattj21 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Engine cranks but then dies

    Hey everyone, i have a 2001 cadillac catera and it cranks and runs for about a second then shuts off...anyone know whats wrong with it???

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    iiF3LiXii is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Engine cranks but then dies

    Is there a name on the back on the trunk lid? Dose it say catera? If so try changing it... Haha sorry man. Good luck tho. More detail so we can try and help ya out.

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    Re: Engine cranks but then dies

    did this start suddenly, ever work properly, anything to spark the issue?

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    investor74 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: Engine cranks but then dies

    A good starting point - see if there are any DTC codes. You can get them read for free at some auto stores, or you can buy a OBDII reader inexpensively.

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    Re: Engine cranks but then dies

    Crank position sensor

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