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2001 cadillac catera v 6 engine

After driving for 25 or more miles engine wont accelerate when stopped have to keep foot on accelerater and brake it is ok after it sits for an hour or so.

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  • Kwalsh417 Jan 08, 2009

    Did you ever figure out what the problem was? I have a 2001 Catera Sport that shuts down while driving. After it sits for a bit it will start up again but shuts down out of no where? Did you get the problem fixed?? Please let me know.....my email is KWalsh417@gmail.com

  • dusty951 Feb 05, 2009

    I have the same issue. Car will want to stop normally at the beginning of a drive while at a light but will shut off during normal speed on the road as well no warning just stops. If you shut everything off and wait 15 to 30 min it will start again. Check engine light is on and the codes are camshaft position senor , main catalytic and idle speed sensor does anyone know if any of these are the issue.Or what kind of money this may cost or if it is simple enough to do myself. Help!!!! sick of breaking down in traffic.

  • WillsAuto May 11, 2010

    Seems like a Fuel injection isue. Try using higher brand fuels with detergents. Put in a bottle of (Techron) in your tank, See how many gallos tank, your vehicle has and buy the appropriate amount. Thee is an isue with the ign wires also, Question... Are there any Codes, from the Check engine light??.

  • WillsAuto May 11, 2010

    Check engine light?.. what are the codes?, If you have had anyone retreive them.

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Crankshaft Position Sensor is a common failure item on Cateras, but is not an expensive repair, for these symptoms.

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