View Full Version : Questions on a 98 catera?

12-01-09, 10:37 PM
1. Is there something else behind the engine (above the transmission area) that could cause mild coolant leak. I have replaced the HCV and moved it to the side of the engine. The coolant leak is still there and this is not always. Could it be a hose or something else that causing the leak?

2. The steering wheel is bit hard to turn on certain days and its been like this for the past 5 years or so. I did the oil change two months ago and the guys at the service center noted this on the ticket. There enough power steering fluid so what could be the problem and this happens only on certain days. Is it possible the pump is not working properly or something to do with a bearing or so in the steering column?


12-07-09, 06:31 PM
1. Check the coolant bridge. It connects the heads behind the intake manifold.
2. Steering on one of my Cateras has always been heavier than the other. Looks like everything works properly on mine, minus a small leak at the reservoir.