Question about 2000 Cadillac Catera
Should i open the deferential gear box to free the drive shaft ?
It should not be necessary to do this as the axle is held in place by a backing plate and 4 bolts . the bearing is held on by a shrink ring on the axle .. some jeep and dodge diffs use a c clip on the end of the axle in the diff .
Posted on Apr 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The leveling light is when the catera is trying to adjust it's back end based on weight, so whenever the light comes on you need to park your car and wait until it turns off. If it begins to blink do the same thing. If it doesn't go off in 5 min then go get it checked out by a mechanic, because something could be broken. It is in the manual if this does not make sense.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
SOURCE: Have a 2000 Cadillac Catera
First, you want to remove the 4 screws on the door panel. Next you have to remove the door grip. To do this, you have to get a small screwdriver with a long shaft. Insert it into the top of the grip and it will force a clip that holds the grip to the handle. Remove the screw found there. Next is the tricky part. You have to find something very small but capable of prying with. Pull door lock up, pry out the orange clip - it may take some doing so don't give up. After you have removed clip, remove screw found there. Finally pull cover from around door handle and remove final screw.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
SOURCE: I drive a 2000 cadillac catera and when I shut the car off, when i turn the car back on, none of the controls for the radio, sometimes the trunk lock button, fuel tank door button will work. Then afte
K134 Multifunction relay.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Disconnect one battery terminal (+ or -) but not both and place a large lamp like a headlamp (12v) in series with the battery terminal that is disconnected and the terminal that you removed. If the lamp lights, you are getting a phantom power drain. If the lamp lights dim, place a smaller lamp like a signal light; 5 or 10 watts or so. If you have an ammeter, use that instead as long as you can read it from the fuse area as you go through this process.
Go to the fuse panel and in order, remove the fuses one by one. When you remove a fuse, and the lamp stays lit, put the same fuse right back. Keep going through all the fuses until you find one that shuts the test light off. When you find the fuse that causes the problem, the circuit that is fed off that fuse is causing the problem. I had same issue and no circuit raised its head.
It is normal for the car to draw about 20 to 50mA which keeps the clock and other presets alive and allows the body computer to accept signals from the remote door lock. This is very little current for a car battery.
On the 00, 01, there is a multifunction relay located (in my 01 anyway) above the fuse area in behind the dash, it's a grey box about the size of a pack of cigarettes. In it there are 4 or 5 relays, one of them monitors battery voltage when the vehicle is shut off. When battery voltage drops below a predetermined voltage, the relay kills the power saving the battery for effective start.
I repaired my multifunction relay board by re soldering all the traces on the PC board. The relay box is about $80 (dealer) if you don't want to tackle this. After I repaired the MF relay box, my trunk worked everytime, sunroof, radio and fuel door. And best of all, my battery drain problem disappeared. Its been 2 years now.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
What the leveling system is is basically a height sensor for the rear height, air shocks, an air compressor and air lines. What happens is the height sensor knows what is considered a normal ride height. When people or items are added at the rear seat or trunk the vehicle sits lower. The air compressor will turn on and attempt to pump up the air shocks to raise the height to normal again so the rear end doesn't bottom out.
What can happen is the compressor fails to turn on due to a blown fuse, faulty compressor or defective height sensor. If the compressor turns on the shocks might not be able to pump up due to a line leak or air shock leak.
If you are able to look at the lines or shocks you might find a problem. Otherwise going to your mechanic and have him/her inspect the system to see what the problem might be and then deside if you want to fix it or have them do the repair. Because the light turns on periodically and goes out I would suspect a leak somewhere.
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
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