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Re: 2000 catera cold weather start problems
Is fuel and spark reaching the plugs? Spray some carburetor cleaner into the intake. DO NOT USE STARTING FLUID. If the car starts or makes an attempt to start you know that the problem is a fuel delivery issue.
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That should have an auto tensioner, it could have suddenly gone bad. If you are in an area where the weather has just gotten cold make sure the antifreeze in your radiator is the proper mixture. If the mixture is not right and the waterpump was starting to freeze it would explain the loud squeeling and why the tensioner broke or came loose.
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dos your car crank, if it does check fuel pressure
if does have fuel pressure check spark most likely your coil or ignition module but if doesnt crank check to see if you get signal to your remote starter with a test light