Having problems with your 2000 Cadillac Catera ?

My200cateras left front door makes a cracking nise when I open and have to hold or it wont stay open.It slams right baack, Have to keep open with hand or wont be able to get out of car.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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The door check link on the car has likely failed, which is not an uncommon problem. Replace the check link at a body shop or dealer...sometimes there needs to be an added brace installed for reinforcement. Good luck.
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