1993 Cadillac Allante

Asked by Jun 04, 2014 at 12:15 PM about the 1993 Cadillac Allante Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the battery is fine
it often but not always takes several turns of the key to start
especially when it sits for more than a day or 2
the dash lights properly all come on and you can hear the ding ding you are supposed to
but it does noting but click click
until after several tries it finally starts
someone suggested it needs a battery manager
but i think that would only be if it only had trouble starting when it sits for long time
but while that increases the chances of it being a problem
in fact it almost always is a problem when it sits for a long period of time
but it also is a problem many times when it doesn't sit
in fact most times when it just sits overnight
and often even if only sits a couple hours  
so i think it must be something in the ignition system
like a wire not properly grounded or a short or a bad connection or a bad ignition coil
Any thoughts??
PS Also looking for a good mechanic in the Detroit Metro area who specializes in Cadillacs.

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15,935

click-click ; ding-ding. 1/."..often but not always...when it sits for more than a day or 2".. 2/..."in fact most times when it just sits overnight"...3/....."often even if only sits a couple of hours"...bye!

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245

Check/Clean your battery connections at the side posts, remote post and grounds.

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15,935

@Yaros - I wouldn't play when in one explanation the symptoms were listed 3 totally different ways. have fun and drive safe.

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8,335

sure sounds like a trip to get a new battery.

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