My cadillac is not starting, batt fully çharged , check charging system came on while driving. Help me please.

Bee Jarvis

Asked by Aug 17, 2014 at 04:48 PM about the Cadillac DTS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i tried jumping the caddy and it did
not work. I let it sit for a few hours
and it started(no jumper cables). I
drove it and it said check charging
system W/ batt light on but no
hesitation at all. Drove more and it
said battery saver active. I made it
home as i was pulling up i heard a
strange ratiling noise as if it was a
pully. I turned the car of and started
it back up and the sound went away.
Only to wake up and the car wont
start again. I took the battery to get
çhecked and charged and the batt is
good. Put it back in and the problem
remains. Please help man down. Any
way to cheap fix?

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Check all connections and alternator belt. Rattle makes me think you will find an issue with the belt, tentioner, idler pulley or alternator.

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Bee Jarvis

Thx dan ill try. I meant to mention that i have no under gaurd either and we had a flood the other day and i road thru some pretty deep water could that have shorted something. And what could it have been? I called my mechanic and he said alt. Smh


Alternator being bad will not keep it from starting in most cases. But bad/wet connections will. Plus deep water can wipe out a starter. First tho inspect for the noise you heard. Bad belt, pulley, ect. On front of engine.

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Carol Bowks

2004dts won't. Start. Was starting justquit


I have a 2007 Cadillac won't start have lights. My Windows was down and rain in the car

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