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Will not start. I turn the key and crank. The engine will

Customer Question

Will not start. I turn the key and crank. The engine will catch but sputters and dies within a second or two
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: Park and I am not sure
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2006 cts
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It is a 2007 and so far I have just tried to start with the key
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 23 days ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 23 days ago.

hey how are you

is there a check engine light on ?

have you had a diagnostic scan and retrieved the fault codes ?

We need correct Fuel pressure & good Spark for the engine to run correctly ?

Do you have a test light so we can check for spark ?

Do you have fuel pressure tester to check for fuel ?

are you looking at fixing this yourself or looking to know the most possible cause of this issue and taking it to repair shop for the work ?

Do you have any prior experience in electrical troubleshooting and testing with a test light for power & ground ?

is there a security light flashing on dash ?

Lets try a master rest to see if the alarm is triggered ,if that light is flashing

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Thanks chad
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 23 days ago.

you are very welcome :)

Just let me know

Chad

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 23 days ago.

If at any point during our conversation you like to speak to me on the phone ,feel free to ask me or you can request it on the screen at your convenience and I will call you right away.

Chad

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