Car won’t start without a jump. It’s not the battery or alternator

Asked by 2004cadi Oct 17, 2020 at 12:01 PM about the 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Cadillac SRX won’t start without a
jump. Both the battery & the alternator are
working. I had them checked. Something else
is draining the battery. Could it be the alarm
system? Also, when I unlock the car with the
key fob it won’t unlock the drivers side door, I
have to open it with the key but then I notice a
lock symbol flashing.

1 Answer

Ed92626 Thank You. I will try that and let you know what happens. It’s not the alternator and it’s not the battery but like I said, something else is draining the battery so I do have a multi meter and will do that.

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