Put in new battery. Still won't start after sitting. Overnight. Or any length of time

Asked by Feb 11, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4 Dr GS Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why won't van start after putting in new battery after sitting for awhile.  Lots of electrical
issues. Windows. Door. Locks etc.  someone mentioned wiring harness??  Please help!

4 Answers

11,645

Do you have a multi-meter? You probably have a small short somewhere. They are hard to find.

11,645

How long did it sit. Need to know hoe long it took to drain the new battery. That way a component may jump out or I can recommend a testing method to narrow down the issue. The worst case would be a short that only happens avery once any awhile and never when your testing the car. For a GM the biggest easiest one is the internal voltage regulator in the altenator failing.

1 people found this helpful.
365

you mentioned that you install a new battery, did you take off the plastic plugs that usually be on a new battery? if so i would say thats your starter or your ignition... I would start at the starter

365

Try ususing a multi-meter?

Your Answer:

Silhouette

Looking for a Used Silhouette in your area?

CarGurus has 100 nationwide Silhouette listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Oldsmobile Silhouette Experts

  • #1
    kenspencer
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    xokah
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
203 Great Deals out of 30,570 listings starting at $2,195
Used Oldsmobile Bravada
149 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Odyssey
445 Great Deals out of 37,120 listings starting at $1,480
Used Oldsmobile Alero
280 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick LeSabre
1,259 listings starting at $1,750

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.