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1997 cadillac catera

The engine not have spark,the coil has power,i check the crank posit sensor and also cam posit sensor and both have power

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It is the ecm on the car it is not reading that the car is trying to start change the ecm computer and it will run

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Adi Anca Oct 31, 2013

    can u tell me pls what its ecm?

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It started dying only sometimes, if you let it set 5 min or so it will start again. Drive it all day runs great then pull into parking lot or stop sign and it dies. Turns over fine but does not fire....


The Catera has a history of stalling/cutoff issues. Many are solved with the replacement of the crankshaft position sensor. It does give the symptoms you describe. I would try that first as it is fairly cheap and easy to replace. If the problem persists after that, you've at least removed one potential possibility.




25597730-01vm304gptfsbcx1qe0tia2u-3-1.jpgThis is the description of the crank sensor from AUTOZONE (cost $44.99 USD)

  • The crankshaft position sensor identifies position of the crankshaft to the ignition control module (ICM), engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM)
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start, hard start, intermittent engine shut down, misfire, engine cut out, excessive fuel consumption, CEL illumination and/or failed emission test
  • Proper alignment, positioning and spacing for faster, easier installation
  • Designed to meet or exceed OE specifications in form, fit and function

Mar 21, 2015 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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My 1997 jetta vr6 glx does not have spark in number 3 and 4 at the coil. changed the coil and the ecm, still no spark at coil. whats going on?


Check to see if the cam position sensor or the crank position sensor is misaligned or has a corroded connector plug. The ECM needs to get a firing pulse from all cylinders. If the engine is a dual cam and is not attempting to start, some engines have a timing device (chain) for each bank. If the chain broke on one bank, the cam sensor can not possibly fire because the cam is not turning.

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For the 2000 cadillac catera if it the crank position sensor does it have to be calibreaded/


Once you change the crankshaft position sensor, the only thing you need to do is clear the "check engine" light if it came on. There is no "calibration" for this sensor.

Jan 27, 2011 | 2000 Cadillac Catera

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2000 cadillac catera cranks but won"t start no power to fuel pump


most likely a failed crank or cam sensor. Without testing its just a guess.

Aug 14, 2010 | Cadillac Catera Cars & Trucks

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97 dodge neon died replaced parts and still no spark HELP.


YOU NEED TO CHECK DARK GREEN/ORANGE WIRE AT IGNITION COIL WHEN CRANKING ENGINE FOR POWER..IF NO POWER,SHUTDOWN RELAY IS NOT BEING ENERGIZED..THIS ENGINE ALSO HAS CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR ON END OF CYLINDER HEAD..ENGINE CONTROLLER NEEDS CAM AND CRANK SIGNALS TO ENERGIZE THE SHUTDOWN RELAY..UNPLUG CRANK SENSOR AND CHECK VOLTAGE ON ORANGE WIRE..SHOULD HAVE APPROX 8V..IF NOT..UNPLUG CAM SENSOR AND SEE IF 8V SUPPLY RETURNS..IF NO POWER TRY UNPLUGGING VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR LOCATED IN TRANS HOUSING WHERE RIGHT SIDE AXLE COMES OUT OF TRANS..IF 8V RETURNS..THE SPEED SENSOR IS SHORTED INTERNALLY..THESE 3 SENSORS SHARE THE SAME 8V SUPPLY CIRCUIT..WITH SPEED SENSOR UNPLUGGED,PLUG CRANK SENSOR BACK IN AND TRY TO START ENGINE..HAVE SEEN THIS SAME PROBLEM AT WORK RECENTLY

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1997 Catera


your problem is a very big one. you gonna have to do alot of trouble shoot. check for gas pressure, check for spark ignition, make sure the vehicle is getting air. manually check the engine.

Apr 03, 2009 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

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No Check Engine Light working


check to make sure the ecm fuse is not blown,also check pin 16 on the plug where you plug in the scanner should be last pin on bottom row make sure this pin has power when the key is in the on position,hope this helps let me know

Mar 23, 2009 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

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Parts location in 1997Catera


rear of the engine, behind the right valve cover.

Mar 22, 2009 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

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Cadillac catera


Check your fuses, also I'm nt sure if there is no spark at all or just not at the engine so I will suggest scecking to see if there is spark at the coil, if not check to see if the cil is getting power. if there is spark at the coil then check the lead wire. If no spark at coil but power to coil then it's time for a coil. Good luck and remember to rate all solutions you get, thanx.

Oct 29, 2008 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

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