Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, wouldn't start. new issue in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello guys. I started to having weird starting problem. Why im saying weird? Well because I don't understand why I ...
Hello guys. I started to having weird starting problem. Why im saying weird? Well because I don't understand why I started having that issue and what can case it. Before explaining issue, let me informed what have been changed on my Catera since I had it.
Oem spark plugs about 30k ago,
Coil on cylinder 1,3,5 about 20k ago.
Fuel filter about 15k about ago.
Cam and crank shaft position sensors about 15k- 25k ago.
Now im not gonna listed what else was replaced, it was whole alot.... but I listed part that could ralated to my starting issue.
My staring issue started happening about 3 weeks ago and comes and go... I can leave my car over night and it will start fine, some days not, I can run to the store and come back after 10 min and couldn't star or it will star with no problem..... when I cranking my car its actually run for 2 seconds and just dies, when I having that issue its usually takes 2-4 times tries and then its runs grate. My vehicle currently have little over 161k.
I personally think that my original fuel pump is on its way out. No check engine light shows when im checking it after I couldn't start, on ON key position and while its actually running. ... Help, I dont want to stop on the middle of the road on day. Thank you.
Coil seats on spark plugs. They are 2 coils on cylinder 1,3,5 and 2,4,6. Some models I think before year 2000 have just regular wires set, 6 wires go to each spark plug. Now there is wire harness that goes to each coil from behind of the engine. Are u talking about this wires. ????
When it doesn't start, check for spark, and check the fuel pressure.
I did check my codes already few times right after its failed to start and got nothing, fuel pressure I would love to check but don't have no tool for it, if u know where to get one that will fit catera pressure check valve, please let me know, I will buy it TODAY. I tried few fuel pressure sets, non of the is fited....
Try checking your a/c compressor. It could be frozen and that won't throw any codes. Your symptoms sounded somewhat like what happened to mine last year. I replaced the fuel pump and it still wouldn't stay running. I would start it and it would run for a few seconds then die. A snapped serpentine belt later, I found out that the a/c compressor was the problem.
Its happened today again after my car seated whole day, but this time I had to crank like 5 times. Again no codes came up. Its starts and running for 1 second and dies. To be able to crank and ran it or at lease try to ran engine I have twist key back to position 0, other wise if ill try to crank right after it died it just keep cranking no run.