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- 03-23-13 05:28 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 1998 Catera
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- Mar 2013
1998 Catera Cranks, not firing, no fuel pressure.
New to me 1998 Catera w/ 60,000 miles. Turns over, will not start. So far I have:
Replaced crank sensor
Replaced spark plugs
Replaced valve cover gaskets
New (used) ECM (popped cover on original and there were three burnt resistors)
New vacuum fittings various to replace leaks
I have checked all fuses and relays
Checked coil pack statically and seemed good.
Checked Spark Plug wires statically and seemed good.
I can bypass fuel pump relay and get more than 50 psi
No Fuel unless I bypass relay, no clicking of injectors
Compression seems good (my tool will not fit all the way down through the valve cover, however blows a screwdriver handle off the spark plug seat very well.
I have done the 30 minutes on with key, off with key, repeat 3 times.
Everything electrical works. Just can't get spark or fuel due to ???
I am pretty much at a stand still, The ECM does not seem to be "triggering" the fuel pump relay.
Any help will be appreciated.
One more thing I forgot, the Engine Control Power Relay is energizing.
- 03-23-13 07:55 PM #2Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): Cadillac
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- Sep 2007
Re: 1998 Catera Cranks, not firing, no fuel pressure.
Just a guess, if ECM replaced then have to reprogram it at the dealership or maybe bad fuel pump.