my caddy wont start

Asked by Jun 16, 2016 at 07:48 AM about the 1996 Cadillac Seville SLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put 2 new alternators and a battery in my
Cadillac thinking that was the problem but
after the last trip to the shop I knew it was
something different. I drove from the shop
went five minutes without cutting it off and
when I did and try to start it up a minute
later it didn't start until I got it jumped. What
could be wrong? I put a lot of money in this
car, I don't have much left

2 Answers

4,705

This may be related to the antitheft system The system is known for turning off the starter and/or injectors when it fails. Is there a light on the dash that says SECURITY or a picture of a car with a lock through it? This is a common problem worth looking into. http://www.diy-gm-security.com/ & http://newrockies.com/

11,355

These all Caddys always have lots of DTC codes or lights on, Have them scan it again for DTC's write them down. Now, have the shop correct all the things it missed last few time its been there, Grounds? are they loose, corroded, etc...Have them do another voltage drop test on the starter circuit until they locate the high resistance on the "2 gauge wire, might as well check the output of the alternator at battery terminals again engine running! 13.4 -14.8 volts. Tell them to stop charging you $ each time your there for the same problem...Regards

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Cadi had low idol died and wont start, battery is good. What else could it be? 2 answers

    We were driving and at a stop light noticed a very low idol. Pulled over and turned it off but wont restart. All lights and radio come on but doesnt turn over

    Cadillac Seville

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Wont start 1 answer

    Got a 2004 cadilac seville and it wont start and when i check the plug there wet it flooding out why wont you have sny ideas

    2004 Cadillac Seville SLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont my 2000 sls start after replaced battery 1 answer

    think i set off anti theft

    2000 Cadillac Seville SLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cadillac electrical issue? 22 answers

    1998 Cadillac Seville Sts. Alternator on the car went bad, Had the alternator replaced, then I got a voltage reading of 16.5 ( too high ) I took the car back to the mechanic and They did a rebuild on...

    1998 Cadillac Seville STS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What years did the Caddy Seville come in the "flat back" version? 2 answers

    I am considering what Caddy I should get. I know that the flat trunk was not all that popular,but it has always had an appeal to me. I am a hardcore Caddy fan. It is time for me to get the one I rea...

    Cadillac Seville

    -

    General

Search Cadillac Seville Questions

Cadillac Seville Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 370
#2 carpetguy53
carpetguy53
Reputation 330
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille
5 Great Deals out of 1,976 listings starting at $1,750
Used Cadillac Eldorado
425 listings starting at $2,250
Used Lincoln Town Car
31 Great Deals out of 2,075 listings starting at $1,995
Used Lincoln Continental
3,737 listings starting at $42,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
800 Great Deals out of 34,708 listings starting at $799
Used BMW 7 Series
165 Great Deals out of 5,889 listings starting at $3,400
Used Ford Mustang
398 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
201 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993
Used Chevrolet Camaro
308 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250