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2004 Cadillac CTS will not start , It was running fine, no lights or warnings. Checked the battery that is fine. Turn the key and get one click and thats it. All the dash lights come on and radio comes on but wont turn over.

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Recheck the charge on the battery,make sure it's fully charged.Check all connections at the battery and at the starter.Possibly a bad starter.If the starter is ruled out,then look at the teeth on the flexplate/flywheel.I would remove the starter and test it.

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Its the battery. The colder it gets the less cranking amps it has. Keep the car in garage or get a battery wrap warmer. Also try to get a battery with the most cranking amps for the size battery it will take.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

now i have a 2004 cts and i'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone else had this happen???? please be cautious if your cts is doing this, during the fire my doors locked and had to be pried into by fire chief.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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Check neutral safety switch and security system

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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My 2003 CTS would not start on the first, second or third try after filling the gas tank. Finally after several months of this occuring every two weeks a check engine light came on. It was the evac purge valve. Tom

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i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

now i have a 2004 cts and i'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone else had this happen???? please be cautious if your cts is doing this, during the fire my doors locked and had to be pried into by fire chief.

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