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Engine won't turn over

I completed an 800 mile trip without incident. The next morning the car won't start. There is plenty of gas. Electronics work, but the engine does not turn over. The car is 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham that is in cold weather in Maine for the first time after 65,000 miles in Florida and Alabama.

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  • rtanney Feb 03, 2009

    The weather warmed up to above freezing, and the engine turns over, but won't start yet. I put some dry gas in this evening, and will try again tomorrow. No chance yet to try the fuel filter solution. Thanks!

  • Scott May 11, 2010

    What does it do when trying to start? anything atall? Have you tried to jump- start it? If its been down south for long and now subjected to frigid temps you battery may be bad

  • Gary Loney
    Gary Loney May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by wont turn over? do you mean it just turns over, and wont start, or it wont do anything when you turn the key???

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You drove from a warm climate to a cold one in a short period of time, compared to climate change which is gradual usually. My guess is that the last time you gassed up the car it was still warm there. When you change temperature quickly like that, condensation forms, and you get moisture in the tank and the fuel filter. When you reached you destination, and **** the car off, it was cold, and somewhere in the gas line it froze. Try changing the fuel filter, and ad a can of heat.
this should dry up the moisture, and solve your problem....

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Gary Loney
    Gary Loney Feb 02, 2009

    i thought i typed shut, but the i is right next to the u....sorry

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