Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement Estimate for Cadillac Catera

Cadillac Catera Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement costs $238 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$216 to $259
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $146 -$179
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$385 to 451
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$266 to 307
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementYourMechanic Price$263.26Shop/Dealer Price$336.99 - $500.99
1999 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementYourMechanic Price$224.82Shop/Dealer Price$289.06 - $424.32
1998 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeIgnition Cable (Spark plug wires) ReplacementYourMechanic Price$259.69Shop/Dealer Price$332.56 - $493.91
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Parts required for a Cadillac Catera Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement

$146 to $179

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Dave
18 years of experience
Dave arrived on time despite rainy weather. He finished the job in the time he said he'd be done. I was very satisfied with his work and is very knowledgable about his job. If I ever have problems with my vehicle I would definitely call on Dave.
1993 CADILLAC SEVILLE - STARTER REPLACEMENT
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Patrick
27 years of experience
My 2007 Cadillac SRX AWD V6 was pinging on acceleration, had lost engine pep and the gas mileage had dropped to about 10 miles per gallon. The car has 97,000 miles on it and Cadillac recommends changing spark plugs at 100,000 miles. I called Cadillac and got a quote of $ 550. Wow! I called your mechanic and got a quote for $ 299.00. I asked for Patrick, who I had used before. Patrick came and and did a pretty involved job disassembling the top of the engine to reach the spark plugs and replaced them in about 3 hours. Patrick noted that the old plugs were very worn and that the spark plug tubes and the spark tubes had oil at the bottom of them. He told me that might be because the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tubes had failed, allowing oil from inside the valve cover to get into the spark plug tubes. I did some research and found that these seals failing is a relatively common issue in SRX's as well as other vehicles. The seals are not expensive but it appears that to replace them, the top of the engine would need to be disassembled again plus the valve cover on each side would also have to be removed, Then the seals could be installed and everything reassembled. That's most likely an expensive job. I drove the car after the new plugs were installed. Quite a difference. The car has its pep back, the mileage is starting to rise back to normal levels, and although I still get a slight ping at times, at this point it is about 90 % less than I was getting. My question is if I do nothing about the spark plug tube seals, will my issues return? Notes about this indicate that at some point the spark plugs are fouled enough to cause engine error faults and misfires if the spark plug tube seals are not replaced. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the money to have the new seals installed or take my chances and see what happens. If you read this Patrick, I would appreciate your best guess. Patrick is a very good mechanic. My dad ran an auto parts store, a garage and a machine shop for 25 years so I do know a few things about cars and know a good mechanic when I see one. If you need an excellent mechanic who is also honest, look no further than Patrick.
2007 CADILLAC SRX - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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Christopher
22 years of experience
Very thourough, friendly and knowledgeable. I am definitely going to recommend him to everyone I know.
2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE - INSPECTION / DIAGNOSTICS
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Toby
5 years of experience
great
2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (REAR)
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All about Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement

The ignition cables, also known as “spark plug wires” are part of the ignition system. They transfer the spark from the distributor or ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the air-fuel mixture, starting the engine. Over time, the cables can get weak and break down. This will make it harder for the spark to reach the engine cylinders, resulting in engine misfires. The car may not start at all. If one of the spark plugs has gone bad, the car will still start and run, but it will run poorly.

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