2000 Cadillac Catera Car won't run

Tiny
DREW51
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  • 2000 CADILLAC CATERA
Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Cadillac Catera 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

You guys were great help on my Firebird, hope you can help on my Catera. When starting car, engines revs up to 5 grand then dies. Try giving it gas, but it still dies. Does this everytime I try to crank it. Cannot get it to idle at all after initial start up.
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 1:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hi drew51, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Let start by cleaning out the idle air control valve and clean the MAF sensor with an electronic cleaner CRC and come back let me know
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like a plan, can you tell me where I might find these items?
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 6:25 AM
Tiny
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Idle air control valve is on the throttle body see below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_iacv1_1.jpg



The MAF sensor is In the air intake passage, between the air cleaner and the resonance chamber
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 6:36 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info. I was able to get to the MAF and clean it, helped some (engine doesn't rev up to 5 grand when I crank it). However, I either don't have the proper tools or I will have to remove some stuff to get to the IAC valve. Unless I am looking at the wrong thing. At any rate, I can only work on it on the weekends. So I will be back in touch.
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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Understand I'll be waiting for your return
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 1:29 PM

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