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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 2000 catera in crisis...valve noise/airbag light /throttle body? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; On my second motor...as most catera owners are. First issue i need help with is pesky airbag light staying On. ...
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    willyowill is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    2000 catera in crisis...valve noise/airbag light /throttle body?

    On my second motor...as most catera owners are.
    First issue i need help with is pesky airbag light staying On.
    Where are all the points of contact to check for visual wear or damage.also strange wet carpet issue on passenger side
    near door not console.
    Also strange valve noise, not metal ish sound, more like
    Metal on plastic knocking/ rubbing....but a slow knocking sound, like a cam lobe hitting valve cover.
    check engine light comes back as throttle body.
    Was going to start cleaning with mass air flow cleaner.
    Also found boken vacuum hose conector???

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    elvin315 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: 2000 catera in crisis...valve noise/airbag light /throttle body?

    Quote Originally Posted by willyowill View Post
    On my second motor...as most catera owners are.
    Never heard that one before. My car has 135,000 miles on the original engine. Had the usual maintenance performed and still running strong.

    First issue i need help with is pesky airbag light staying On.
    Have the car scanned. My airbag alarm is on too and the scanned indicated a bad impact sensor in the bumper. Will have it replaced when the money turns up.

    Where are all the points of contact to check for visual wear or damage.also strange wet carpet issue on passenger side
    near door not console.
    Not sure what you're asking when you say 'visual wear or damage'. If it's visual it should be easy to spot. The wetness is probably due to a clogged drain. Lift the hood and by the passenger side hinge you'll see a hole with a black rubber surround. Run a coat hanger through it to clear the blockage. Check the driver's side too.

    Also strange valve noise, not metal ish sound, more like
    Metal on plastic knocking/ rubbing....but a slow knocking sound, like a cam lobe hitting valve cover.
    Not a clue. Does the noise rise and fall with engine speed? Give us more specific info.

    check engine light comes back as throttle body. Was going to start cleaning with mass air flow cleaner.
    What's the code? Guess cleaning the MAFS couldn't hurt.

    Also found boken vacuum hose conector???
    Again, be more specific.

    For general info read my Catera overview:
    http://cateraowners.forumotion.com/t...vin-rivera#967

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    willyowill is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 2000 catera in crisis...valve noise/airbag light /throttle body?

    Elvin.....the man.....looks like you are the leader
    of the fan club...great to see your post and
    pic's, when i say second engine, i mean first
    Owner did not do any of the things you outlined....
    And i come along, and, say...mister ...what up
    with that 2000 catera sport out back??????
    What only $500, .....well you know the rest
    Of the story..i wanted to know the codes for
    which sensor, like p0888 is drivers seat belt
    tensioner sensor.....so my budy can, code
    It and i can, fix it at home.and order any parts i may need myself.valve noise is now determind to be serpentine. Belt "area" noise. Getting very load today.does not seem directlg tied to rpms.cleaned mas air...still chokes when i stomp it.
    And stumbles out at 6700.
    OHh and yes the sport is awesome ...that goodness
    i stumbled over a 2000 model....my opel days go back to 73 opel gt.

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