1997 Cadlllac Catera Won't Start after replacing Steering Column
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    Rev Green is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    1997 Cadlllac Catera Won't Start after replacing Steering Column

    Today I replaced the steering column on my 1997 Cadillac Catera.
    Now it seems as if the car is not getting fuel and won't start, it just keeps turning over. I was told that there was some reprogramming or decoding process that needs to be done.
    Can anyone please help me out, does a replacement steering column with key need to be encoded or programmed into the system?
    I really need this car for work so if someone can help me out I would be very grateful

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    Re: 1997 Cadlllac Catera Won't Start after replacing Steering Column

    Why did you replace the steering column?

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    why create two same threads?. administration ? where are u ?

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    Re: 1997 Cadlllac Catera Won't Start after replacing Steering Column

    Trying to fix his car!

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    The factory anti theft system disables the starter and fuel pump if the wrong key is detected. Since your engine is cranking, I'd assume that's not the issue. That said, are you using your original lock cylinder and key in the new column?

    Have you pulled the codes?
    Checked fuel pressure?
    Spark?

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