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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Catera cranks but wont start in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have an 01' Catera sport. A couple weeks ago I was driving home when all of the sudden its ...
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    Catera cranks but wont start

    I have an 01' Catera sport. A couple weeks ago I was driving home when all of the sudden its like the gas completely stopped working. The fuel cap light came on & I managed to glide it off the road. I had it towed to my house & over several days I tried starting it & it wont catch on at all, it will crank fine but it wont even try to catch on & start. I checked the feul pressure so pump is fine, checked one of the spark plugs(sparked) witch tells me the CPS is working. Idk what else to check, I can't afford to take it to a shop & its my only ride. I just want to fix it & sell it so I don't have to worry about car problems all the time. I think it might be relate to the fuel system. What do you think? Thanks for any help.
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    If u cant crank Im sure u have check engine light also. Go to O'Riley auto part. They rent obd2 scaner. Scan for codes. It will save u money. Other wise its impossible to tell whats the problem.
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    Re: Catera cranks but wont start

    No, I said it 'can' not can't crank. But that's a good idea to rent a scanner, I didn't know they rented them out. Do I need a certain odb2 scanner? I looked them up & noticed there's several brands/types. Thanks for your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernhood93 View Post
    No, I said it 'can' not can't crank. But that's a good idea to rent a scanner, I didn't know they rented them out. Do I need a certain odb2 scanner? I looked them up & noticed there's several brands/types. Thanks for your help
    Im using bluetooth elm327 obd2 scanner for $20 from ebay with my app "Torque" on my sell, I love it. I can look up so many data and info on cars. I had it for close 2 years now. And its still work.
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    Re: Catera cranks but wont start

    OK so I went into two different auto stores & they told me no one rents out obd2 scanners. but luckily I found out my friend has one & borrowed it, got the codes p0650, p0300, P0306, p0305, P0340, P0100 & with the conclusion of 2 macanics my friend knows he talk me they saidthey were almost positive it is the CMS(amshaft position sensor) so I ordered one but my only problem is idk where its located & everywhere I search for it online comes up for the CSP(crankshaft position sensor. So it would be great if someone could direct me to as the location of the camshaft that would be great! Thanks
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    The correct acronym is CMP. Try searching that,, or just use "camshaft position sensor".
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    Re: Catera cranks but wont start

    Spelling error. & I did search that. Nothing came up as i said up there^^That's why I'm on the forums for answers. If you can't give me any help or good solutions to my problem then you shouldn't be posting on my thread.
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    Oh, a spelling error, sorry, I wasn't aware I was supposed to read your mind, and not your post.

    The only reason I saw your reply to my post is that I just spent 10 minutes on google looking for a diagram for you. I found one, and was here to post it. But seeing as you want to act like an unappreciative punk, you can find it yourself. Good luck continuing to get responses with an attitude like that.
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    Haha OK its not on Google so i know thats a lie. Your post telling me to look on Google again was not helpful to me & you must be able to understand i was talking about the CMP if you corrected it, if i was here for spelling lessons i would have writtin on a spelling forum. Thanks for wasting mine & everyone else's time on here by putting your genius little two cents in, punk.
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    I did understand what you meant. But you typed CMS... So what else am I supposed to think but that you typed CMS in your search? (Especially since S and P are at opposite ends of the keyboard). Since Google can't read minds either, if you typed CMS into Google, you would have gotten no results for the CMP. I was telling you you were searching with the wrong acronym. because according to your post, you were searching with the wrong acronym. I can only work with the information you provide. I didn't think that too hard to understand.

    And yes, you caught me. I lied about there being a diagram on Google... That's TOTALLY why I found this one on Justanswer.



    Here. Give it a try yourself
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Catera+CMP+sensor+diagram

    Hint: It's in the "images" section.

    I'm a punk, and my 2 cents are worthless, yup. My thousands of other helpful posts are all fake...
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    Re: Catera cranks but wont start

    UNBELIEVABLE!

    you better watch out -
    SOME might consider this rude and insensitive to a noob -
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    Re: Catera cranks but wont start

    The OP got what he came for despite the fact that he started mud-slinging and name calling.

    Aaaand we're done here.
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    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.
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