Intermitten start
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Intermitten start in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 2000 Catera,never had a problem starting until 2 days ago.I purchased gas and shortly after I noticed ...
  1. #1
    hotroder is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2000 Catera
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1

    Intermitten start

    I have a 2000 Catera,never had a problem starting until 2 days ago.I purchased gas and shortly after I noticed a lack of power but had no problem starting and driving the car all day.Then I tried to start the car again and it sputtered alot but would not start.After about half hour the car started right up and ran fine.Then it did it again and I towed the car to a garage.Bad gas was the suspect,topped up the tank and added the proper additives to clean it out.Started up just fine again.Today,I ran around town starting and stopping it with no problems until later tonight,didnt start again,tried for 45 minutes the boom,started right up and ran fine...any ideas

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    hgqguy's Avatar
    hgqguy is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): catera
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Rochester NY
    Age
    34
    Posts
    449

    Re: Intermitten start

    one of 2 issues 100% either you have a bad Crank position sensor.. normally would notice a problem when the car was more hot.. and when cold would be unlikely to have an issue...

    other problem.. FUEL PURGE VALVE I had to have mine replaced. the purge valve gets stuck open.. and the car gets to much fuel, so the computer leans it back out thinking its being over fueled and the car wants to stall all the time.. esp right after you FINALLY get it to start..

    Mine acted up most when I would have a full fuel tank!

    if its the purge valve it cost me $600 at the dealer to replace it.. but had to be done.. because there is a charcole filter in the tank,, and if it get saturated with fuel it ruins the filter and then you have to replace the whole fuel tank.. Min acted up for 3-4 weeks befor we figured out the problem... but I did not have the change the tank.

    I will pretty much gurantee you its one of those problems.. the fact that it acts up right after you fuel leans me more toward purge valve.. and thats located under the plenum.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting