I have just picked up my 99 Sport. At a relatively low price. 150k however. I do know that this car was garaged kept and has had only one owner before me. All the history since the factory warranty exp is available. I bought the Catera off of one of my customers. He has brought the car in for scheduled maintenance consistently since he bought the car in 99 from Cadillac. Well taken care of apparently.
I am having 2 problems with the Catera and I'm hoping there isn't multiple sources. First issue, ruff idle or no idle at times. I noticed on the Datastream that the MAF sensor reads 0.00 g/s and dose not fluctuate with revs, causing the MIL trip. After checking a sort distance of the wires starting at the sensors harness I've deemed the sensor to be at fault. I've also priced the MAF on the internet and found listing of $150.00 or better. At places like www.germanautoparts.com
My second issue is far more intermittent. Under heavy loads, like uphill at low RPM bank 2 begins to break up. Missing at cylinders 2, 4, and mostly 6. Relevant history includes, 6 Coil packs and plugs (aug. 2008, 100k). This problem as been a pain trying to diagnose. How is Compression loss with these vehicles? Maybe I will get a little help with this thread.
Pictures will be available shortly. Just haven't taken any yet. Car is beautiful though. Black w/ Black leather. Some options included are the Heated seats, Spoiler, 16" alloys, Multi link sport suspension, etc. Whole car is in mint condition. Besides the issues apparently.
What are some common problem within my mileage group? 150k
How are the 3 litters with compression lose?
Omega BODY Kits?? Do they fit good?
How much do ya think I paid? lol