The engine is a four cam motor with two cams on each head.
The timing belt is tensioned with three tensioners and it is advised you mark each sprocket position with White Out when the sprocket notches align with the four marks in the timing cover backing plate, as well as the crank position being at #1 TDC.
The engine timing requires the use of a SST (Special Service Tool. ) that GM supplied each dealership to lock all the cams and the crank so you can install a new belt kit.
The GM OE Timing Kit with all tensioner rollers and belt is around $400.00 to $500.00.
It is possible to lock the cams with other means and mark off the new belt from the marks you made on the old belt where it aligns with the static reference marks on the backing plate.
I used a pair of wooden wedges between the cam sprockets after aligning everything up.
However, it would be easy to snap off the cam nose journals if you hammered them in too tight. User beware !
Each tensioner has to be loosened to allow belt to install and juggling the two excentric tensioners to align the cams is done first, holding the belt to the cam sprockets with cable ties.
The last 'self adjusting tensioner' is then tightened to align it's notches together for final tension on the belt.
Turn the engine over by hand to check alignment of sprockets and make sure there is no internal mechanical interference.
FYI. ........There is a small bore vacuum hose from the underside of the throttle body to the fuel pressure regulator at back of engine...you will knock the rubber connection hose off while trying to get the timing cover off....make sure it is reinstalled.
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Yes, a 1998 Cadillac Catera will fit in your 19971 Cadillac Catera. The model of vehicles are very close to one another.
Where is the transmission plug on a 1998 cadillac
The water pump for a 1998 Cadillac catera should be on the front of the engine. It is located near the center.
show me were to put tranmisson fluid in a 1998 cadillac catera any tool needed
how do i set the timing on a 1998 cadillac deville 4.6
there is not one it is electronic
You cannot adjust the idle in a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It is computer controlled. If the idle is not at 750 rpms then there is another problem with the engine. Check for codes with an OBD2 tester.
where can i add transmission fluid on a cadillac catera 1998 you don't, they are maint. free so no dip stick. if there is a problem with it, dealer or trans shop.
You don't. It is a sealed unit.
I don't think you can change it. I have a 1999 catera and my transmission fluid has to be changed at the dealer.
You don't, the timing is computer controled and needs no attention unless the timing gears strip in which case you properly align the camshaft and crankshaft before slipping on the new gears&chain or timing belt if so equipped.
behind the drivers side head
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There is no dipstick to check the transmission fluid on a 1998 Cadillac Catera. It can be checked by opening the fill plug on the side of the transmission. If you are at that point you might as well change the fluid if you have over 70000 miles.
Bad brake light switch
With engine running 13.8-14.2
front right side next to motor mount
on the 97 is behind the right fog light
The cost of fixing the transmission on a 1998 cadillac catera with the 3rd gear nearly burnt out was approximately $2000.
timing alignment marks used to install the timing belt correctly but what is the tension/torch?
you pull the hood latch middle passenger side front
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I think the exclamation light is the light for you to turn on you headlights.