00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop signs.
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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop signs. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; list of parts replaced. spark plugs both coil packs valve cover gaskets cps sensor maf sensor fuel filter fuel pump ...
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    bustah49 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop signs.

    list of parts replaced.
    spark plugs
    both coil packs
    valve cover gaskets
    cps sensor
    maf sensor
    fuel filter
    fuel pump
    pcm(reconditioned from a.s.e.)
    i am at wits end with the money sucking piece of shit.
    please help

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    frmg0014 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop si

    hmm... I had the same issue and it was caused by water inside one of the spark plug wells. I heard the Cateras allow water in the plug wells easily and in my case it happened during the winter months when I always went through an automatic carwash. Miss and bucking would appear only if I accelerate hard like getting on the highway, and would continue on idling bad. But you said you already replaced that spark plugs.

    Try this:

    Rough, Unstable, or Incorrect Idle and Stalling

    Checks


    Action

    DEFINITION: The engine runs unevenly at idle. If severe, the engine or the vehicle may shake. Engine idle speed may vary in RPM. Either condition may be severe enough to stall the engine.

    Preliminary Checks


    * Refer to Important Preliminary Checks Before Starting in Symptoms - Engine Controls .
    * Search for bulletins.
    * Inspect the engine control module (ECM) grounds for being clean, tight, and in the proper locations. Refer to Engine Controls Schematics .
    * Remove and inspect the air filter element for dirt or for being restricted. Refer to Air Cleaner Element Replacement .

    Fuel System


    * Test the fuel injectors. Refer to Fuel Injector Coil Test - Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Between 10-35 Degrees C (50-95 Degrees F) .
    * Inspect the fuel system. Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .
    * Test for incorrect fuel pressure.
    * Test for a restricted fuel filter.
    * Test for a contaminated fuel condition. Refer to Alcohol/Contaminants-in-Fuel Diagnosis .
    * Confirm that each injector harness is connected to the correct injector/cylinder. Relocate the injector harnesses as necessary.
    * Inspect for items which can cause an engine to run rich (long term fuel trim near -13 percent). For a rich condition, refer to DTC P0172 or P0175 .
    * Inspect for items that can cause an engine to run lean (long term fuel trim near 23 percent). For a lean condition, refer to DTC P0171 or P0174 .

    Sensor/System


    * Test the crankcase ventilation valve for proper operation. Place a finger over the inlet hole of the valve end several times. The valve should snap back. If not, replace the valve.
    * Use a scan tool in order to monitor the knock sensor (KS) system for excessive spark retard activity. Refer to Detonation/Spark Knock .

    Ignition System


    * Test for proper ignition voltage output with a J 26792 Spark Tester. Refer to Electronic Ignition (EI) System Diagnosis .
    * Remove the spark plugs and inspect for the following conditions:
    o Correct heat range
    o Wet plugs
    o Cracks
    o Wear
    o Improper gap
    o Burned electrodes
    o Heavy deposits

    * An improper spark plug gap may cause a driveability concern. Gap the spark plugs using a wire gauge gap tool. Refer to Spark Plug Replacement .
    * Determine the cause of the fouling before replacing the spark plugs if the spark plugs are gas, coolant or oil fouled. Refer to Spark Plug Inspection . Once you determine the cause of the fouling, refer to one of the following procedures:
    o For diagnosis of a rich condition, refer to DTC P0172 or P0175 .
    o For diagnosis of coolant contaminated spark plugs, refer to Loss of Coolant in Engine Cooling.
    o For diagnosis of oil fouled spark plugs, refer to Oil Consumption Diagnosis in Engine Mechanical-3.0L (L81).

    Engine Mechanical


    * Inspect engine mechanical for the following:
    o Low compression
    o Sticking or leaking valves
    o Worn camshaft lobes
    o Camshaft timing
    o Broken valve springs
    o Excessive oil in combustion chamber--Leaking valve seals
    * For more information, refer to one or more of the following procedures in Engine Mechanical-3.0L (L81):
    o Engine Compression Test
    o Timing Belt Timing Procedure
    o Oil Consumption Diagnosis
    * Inspect the following components for incorrect basic engine parts:
    o Camshaft
    o Cylinder heads
    o Pistons, etc.
    * Refer to Engine Mechanical-3.0L (L81) for diagnosis procedures.

    Additional Checks


    * Inspect the exhaust system for possible restrictions:
    o The exhaust system components for physical damage
    o The mufflers for heat distress or possible internal failure
    o The catalytic converters for possible plugged pipes by comparing the exhaust system back pressure on each side of engine. Refer to Restricted Exhaust in Engine Exhaust.
    * Electromagnetic interference (EMI) on the reference circuit can cause an engine miss condition. A scan tool can usually detect EMI by monitoring the engine RPM. A sudden increase in RPM with little change in actual engine RPM indicates that EMI is present. If a problem exists, inspect for high voltage components near ignition control circuits.
    * Test the PNP switch circuit. Refer to DTC P0705 or DTC P0706 .
    * Inspect for faulty engine mounts. Refer to Engine Mount Replacement in Engine Mechanical-3.0L (L81).
    * Inspect the intake manifold and the exhaust manifold passages for casting flash. Refer to one of the following procedures in Engine Mechanical-3.0L (L81):
    o Intake Manifold Replacement
    o Exhaust Manifold Removal - Left
    o Exhaust Manifold Removal - Right

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    bustah49 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop si

    just checked code.
    one is for malfunction indicator circuit malfunction. (check engine light dont work)
    2nd is p0606 code again. pcm processor failure

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    bustah49 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop si

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    I SOLD IT FOR $2200! MAN MY HEADACHES ARE GONE!

    adios forums. this was my first and will be my last caddy!!!

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    salata58 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 00 catera sport misfire and bucking under accelleration, and stalling at stop si

    hello,
    i just got my car back from the mechanic and what iam about to tell you will save you money and solve the problem.
    the s light flashing and causing the car to stall is caused by the camshaft, try disconnecting the camshaft sensor and see if the problem goes away. mine did so replacing the camshaft will solve the issue.
    camshaft sensor is located on the right side of the engin its easy to disconnect as its visable you cant miss it.

    goodluck

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