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Speedometer shutting down and ABS and TC light coming on

If I take the info you sent to a mechanic, will he know what to do to fix it?

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  • rahim1906 Oct 17, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • marcirus1 Oct 29, 2008

    I have driven the car with this problem for 5 months. I had Cadillac
    look at it and they said the cost to fix it is $2000-$2500 (parts
    (around $1800) and Labor). That is more than the car is worth. I had
    another car repair shop look at it and they said it was not an
    emergency, that everything is working (except the speedometer) and that
    only Cadillac could fix it, to go ahead and drive it. Then, as I had
    just had the brakes replaced before this happened, I had the brake
    specialist look at it to see if they had disconnected a sensor and they
    checked all the connections and assured me everything was functioning
    and told me that there was no problem with the car, it would run OK.
    Just be very careful of the speedometer situation. So, I'd be happy if
    I could get the speedometer working again, but the car is not worth the
    expense of fixing the computer part...so I'm trying to save up enough
    to buy a new car and limping along. On the highway, the car still gets
    30 -32 mpg and in town around 18 mpg (last time I could check it before
    the speedometer quit).

  • catalinacruz Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2001. So far I've been driving the car for 2-3 year with this problem and others.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    I have just developed the same problem. Looking for a affordable solution until I can sell the car. Drives Ok!, for now?????

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The problem is the ECBM. I'm not a mechanic so bear with my laymans explanations. Its a module that controls the anti lock brakes but also screws up a lot of other things too. Like giving you a traction control light and no speedo.
I just purchased a 2000 Catera with the understanding the garage would pay for the repair. The module was sent out and rebuilt with a life time warranty. DO NOT get a replacement from a junk yard as this seems to be a common problem amoung Cateras. My mechanic did and it only resulted in him wasting his time and eventually sending the module out to be rebuilt. Hope this puts you on the right track... lots more info on web.

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