Car won't start

Asked by Aug 04, 2011 at 08:21 AM about the 2003 Cadillac CTS RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife tried starting 2003 Cadillac CTS last night, heard a loud click, like it came from inside car, headlights came on, clock ran backwards and forwards, door locks cycled thru several times, she turned key off and tried to start again, nothing happened, tried starting it this morning, got a clicking sound from under hood, radio works, A/C works, lights work, clock ran backwards again thern reset to correct time when I pulled key out of ignition, second battery, probably about 5 years old. Could battery be the problem, I heard that you must have some kind of alternate power supplied when changing battery, ios this true?

4 Answers

755

have it put on the computer. You nedd to see what is wrong. Could be many things. Wires could be grounded, computer could be malfunctioning, dead battery, anything. You need to narrow it down. You can go to Auto zone and they will do it for you for free.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

DEAD BATTERY.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
755

That was my first thought, but you never know. Good luck.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Yesterday my car wouldn't start and the clock went forward and backward I went to Walmart bought a new battery and have no more problems.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

CTS

Looking for a Used CTS in your area?

CarGurus has 10,362 nationwide CTS listings starting at $2,950.

ZIP:

Cadillac CTS Experts

  • #1
    Brandon Foster
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    Gaetano Viesti
    Reputation
    1,040
  • #3
    RushIII
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac CTS-V
12 Great Deals out of 620 listings starting at $8,995
Used Cadillac SRX
560 Great Deals out of 9,943 listings starting at $2,750
Used Cadillac Escalade
253 Great Deals out of 11,885 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 31,256 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
601 Great Deals out of 38,611 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Corvette
164 Great Deals out of 17,423 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Cadillac CTS For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,936 listings starting at $25,999
2016 Cadillac CTS For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 485 listings starting at $22,911
2015 Cadillac CTS For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 306 listings starting at $19,499
2014 Cadillac CTS For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,602 listings starting at $13,495
2013 Cadillac CTS For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $7,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.