: 2001 Catera won't idle properly



phillgifts
12-10-07, 07:01 PM
I have a 2001 Catera with 90,000 mi. It started to die at stop lights, set a while then start. I started it tonight and left it idleling. After a minute or so it will die. Any opinions? I appreciate it!

AwfulSmokey
12-10-07, 07:30 PM
Is the CEL on? What's the mileage? When was the last time you gave it a tune up?

phillgifts
12-10-07, 07:44 PM
90,000 miles; never had a tune up; I don't know what the CEL is.

AwfulSmokey
12-10-07, 08:12 PM
CEL= Check Engine Light

I would suggest doing a tune-up. Plugs/wires, Filters, Oxygen Sensors and whatever else the car needs.

My car started doing the same thing around the 90k mark.

phillgifts
12-10-07, 08:39 PM
Thanks. It sounds like the tune up is expensive. Any estimate on cost?

1998catera
12-15-07, 02:39 PM
Mine did that and it was the crankshaft positioning sensor. It got to the point where it would die as I drove...

phillgifts
12-15-07, 08:06 PM
Yea, it did that a couple of days ago. I was driving along at 55 and the engine just shut off. How expensive was the repair?

Aleksus
12-17-07, 09:33 PM
a few times ago I ran diagnostics at the shop and they found out that crankshaft position sensor needs to be replaced and they wanted 400$ for that.
I did this by myself.