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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, help! new poster in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a 98 catera. My husband's truck popped out of gear and smacked the front of it pretty hard. ...
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    stacyordy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    help! new poster

    I have a 98 catera. My husband's truck popped out of gear and smacked the front of it pretty hard. Now it wont start. It turns over but wont start. Someone said the security system may need to be reset? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    kaustein is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    not sure on that one. If it is that, try disconnectiong the battery for a few minutes and re-connect. Also the crankshaft positioning sensor could be bad.

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    investor74 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: help! new poster

    I don't know of a "reset" for the OEM security other than the battery disconnect mentioned above. You can also try turning the key to the "on" position for two seconds and try starting - that is mentioned in the owners manual in case the key transponder is not communicating. Also, check that a vacuum hose was not knocked loose by the impact.

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    MoistCabbage is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    It has nothing to do with the anti theft system. That disables the fuel pump and starter.

    How much damage is there? Could a harness have been cut?

    Have you checked for fuel pressure?

    Have access to a code reader?

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