: 97 Cadillac Catera



Will1470
11-17-09, 04:38 PM
I have a 97 Catera I have change the fuel pump and the fuel filter but the car will still turn off on me while Im driving. It takes a few hours of driving it before it starts to happen and once it does I have to wait 20-30 mins and it will start again??????

please give me some input!

xanax06
12-01-09, 01:54 PM
It could be your coil packs. They are mounted on the back of the engine.
If they are cracked or in some way damaged, heat would be the problem.

elvin315
12-01-09, 05:51 PM
I have a 97 Catera I have change the fuel pump and the fuel filter but the car will still turn off on me while Im driving. It takes a few hours of driving it before it starts to happen and once it does I have to wait 20-30 mins and it will start again??????

Who told you to change the fuel pump & filter? The first thing to replace on a Catera with that problem is the CPS (Crankshaft Position Sensor). It's located on the engine block by the oil filter. It triggers the ignition. Relatively cheap and easy to replace if you don't mind crawling under the car. Read the stickies above for first hand accounts.