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2001 Cadillac catera won't start when it's cold

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SOURCE: my cadillac catera won't idle after it gets warm

When the car gets warm, the revs drop.

You might need to increase the idle speed, or you might have a faulty ignition coil.

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SOURCE: 2001 cadillac catera ebtcm removal how to

You need to remove the upper rad hose and the battery.
Then, use a torx to remove the 6 screws (hard to get at) which will remove the EBTCM from the brake modulator. You also must disconnect the two electrical connectors (the big one has a slide tab).
There are places you can send the module to and rebuild with warranty. I took a module from a 99' and installed it in my wife's 01'. Now the speedo, odometer, cruise and power steering work perfect and no TCM / ABS light.

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SOURCE: 2001 MERCURY SABLE ENGINE LIGHT ON. WAS COLD

Dear Eip55,
It sounds like the misfire monitor turned the check engine light on. What you are saying is the vehicle ran rough when started cold and as it warmed,it straightened out, but the check engine light stayed on. If what was causing the miss has corrected itself,you can try disconnecting the battery and let it sit for about ten minutes. Then reconnect the battery.This may allow the PCM to reset and the light to go out.
If the concern happens again tomorrow,you need to have the code pulled so you can get to the cause.
If you want to send me the code,I will be happy to look it up and give you some information. If you decide to do this,send me the engine size too.
Good luck,I hope this helps,Chuck

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 cadillac catera cranks but

it's the cps (crankshaft position sensor)
it cuts off the power to the fuel pump as a preventive mesure, it's a very common problems with the catera
i had the same problem with my 2000 model

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If the engine cranks but fails to fire, the car may be flooding due to a failed temperature sensor. There are several, but the most likely problem would be the water temperature sensor.
If the engine fails to crank when hot, the starter motor is failing and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011

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To check it leave car outside, try to activate if it is not use the hair fan and worm up the distributor cap area
http://www.autozone.com/Ntt,distributor%20cap/shopping/allResults.htm
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