Question about 1996 Cadillac DeVille
The clicking noise is probably the starter solenoid engaging the starter into the flywheel, but the starter motor is not receiving enough juice to turn the engine. I had a similar problem on my 96 Seville, thought the starter motor was the problem. Turned out to be corrosion on the positive cable (red) that you could not see under the rubber covering on the cable where the two wires on the positive cable are connected together at the battery. It will allow enough juice through to operate your car interior lights but not the high amount required to turn the starter motor.
Also, I would have your battery checked again to be certain it is good. If it is checked with a handheld device at the auto supply stores it may not give an accurate reading. It needs to be checked on a larger battery checker (Advance Auto Supply has them) that puts a load on it for about 15 minutes to be certain. A bad battery can cause your problem.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Well it could b the starter i just replaced mine at 130k if it dont even turn over u know make noise when u try 2 crank it like wa wa thats prob it if it tryes 2 crank **** wount it may b the altornator then nott chargin the batt u can take off the poss batt terminal w the car runnin if it stays running w it offu got a god altornator or u can go 2 autozone 4 a battery test
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