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My 2000 cadillac has been sitting for @ 3 months and when i crank it only makes a ticking sound...what could be the problem....the battery is dead and when hooked up to battery charger does the same thing

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OK, if the battery is dead, that may be expected for an older battery that sits for 3 months without charging.

I would try a new battery that has been charged up, and make sure the contacts at the sidemount are clean and shiny, and if not, brush with a wire brush until they appear clean.

On a 2000 Deville, it would not surprise me if the battery was older than 3 years, which is the average life expectency of a battery, based on my experience at Sears Roebuck & Co. as a battery installer.

Good luck on this repair.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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