My name's Elena. I'm a relatively new owner of 1997 Cadillac Catera; I bought this car from an old gentleman who didn't use it much, so some problems because of little usage were expected.
To make a long story short, I recently started this car after driving it for a while, and noticed that a speedometer wasn't displaying the speed correctly. It never raised above 20 mph and the arrow was jumping up and down from 0 to 20. The strangest part of it was that the check engine light DID NOT go on.
After I noticed that problem while driving the car, I tried to check if the cruise control would work. I obviously was going somewhere above 30 mph (and the minimal requirement for cruise control is 25 mph), and it was on for a while, but occasionally went off. It also would speed up on its own while in cruise mode, occasionally.
When I stopped the car and turned it again to see if the problem would stay, the fuel meter arrow fell straight to "Empty" and the fuel light went on. I am positive that I had at least an eighth of a tank full.
I'm still searching for the clues on what could have possible went wrong there, but I would be really appreciative of any help you could give me.
Thank you very much!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 AT 3:50 PM