Question about 1999 Cadillac DeVille
I had four starters replaced in two months. The first two were due to a bad flywheel with teeth missing. After the flywheel replacement. another starter was chewed up (The all were rebuilt/reconditioned starters). I have a new start but when I turn the ignition key it just clicks one time. From past starters, when I hear that click, my starter is about to be torn up. I understand there may be a bad connection, but is there any reason the car won't engage when I first turn the key? Can't afford another starter. Thanks. P.S. Would a tune-up or oil change help it crank?
Posted by Anonymous on
Unless these starters are rebuilt by AC Delco, Bosch, or other major player rebuilders they are likely very poor quality rebuilds. It sounds like the problem you have may be the starter solenoid contacts are burnt. When they rebuild the starter at the cheap shops they only replace what is showing up as defective, so not all worn parts are replaced. As a professional tech for over 35 years and a ASE Master technician I only use OEM rebuilds, never Autozone or other so called discount auto parts stores rebuilds. If you want to order from a site that has quality rebuilds at cheap rebuild prices go to the website at the link below.. I have seen people who bought 4 starters to get one good one, same goes for Alternators
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: STARTING 2001 DEVILLE
It could be a loose wire or connector, defective or dirty contacts in
the lock cylinder, broken wire coming from the lock cylinder or a
temperature sensitive module to name a few things.
If this happens only when the temperature is cold, it could be a leaking Fuel Pressure Regulator (FPR), or due to lost pressure in the fuel lines due to cold, in which case you may have to replace the fuel pump / fuel filter / clean injectors.
The best way to diagnose this is to actually take it to a mechanic and have him check for you.
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Posted on May 22, 2008
IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BATTERY NEEDS MORE JUICE TO TURN THE STARTER. HAVE IT CHARGED. AND THEN HAVE THE ALTERNATOR TESTED AT YOUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS PLACE FOR FREE. PERHAPS THE ALTERNATOR IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY.I HOPE THIS HELPS. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Pop the panel open.Check those Fuel pump Relay fuses under the hood by the front left tire.Replace the little 4 prong fuse.Mine started up after changed them.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
1st make sure your connections at battery and starter are clean and tight. Next pull the battery out and have a parts store check it's condition. Even though the lights and radio work, it may be too weak to crank the engine over. If the battery checks out ok, then you are probably correct, it's the starter. Check in this order though, so you don't waste $ on parts you don't need. You don't want to pull the starter out to find it was a weak battery, or a bad connection (dirty or loose connection would prevent jump start from working.)
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
does the vehicle have an anti theft device on it if so it may need to be reset. usually all you have to do is unlpug the negative batt cable. for about 5 mins.and reconnect it. if this does not solve the problem look i the owners manual to see how to override the system.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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