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Jerry Newton, Cadillac Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master Technician, L1, Master GM Technician. Over 20 years of bumper to bumper GM experience.
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2005 deville just stalled and won't restart has new crank

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2005 deville just stalled and won't restart has new crank sensors have fuel pressure just spins with no fire
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

How much fuel pressure do you have? Did you measure it with a gauge?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
fuel pressure is fine
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

Not to belabor this point, but fuel pressure needs to meet specification. Being that fuel pumps have a high failure rate, we are well advised to not just gloss over this very important step, do you know what the fuel pressure is on the gauge?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if I remember correctly about 50
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.


Do you have a scan tool that reads live data?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

OK. When cranking the engine, does the scan tool show any RPM, or does it stay at 0?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
shows rpms
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

OK, good. There is nothing wrong with the crank sensor circuits.

What is the coolant temp reading? Intake air temp reading?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
coolant 82
intake 84
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

Is the engine cool, and is the ambient temp also around 84? Is that F or C?

Hold the gas pedal to the floor and crank the engine, and see if it tries to start.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its about 82 f and same thing happens with throttle wide open
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

Alright. I assume no trouble codes stored, yes?

Do you have a test light? I'd like to take a test light attached to ground, open the fuse box under the hood, and just touch the tops of each fuse, on both sides of each fuse. What this will tell us is whether power is present at the fuse, and whether the fuse is good (each fuse should light up a test light on both sides, if not, that fuse is open).

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
already checked them all
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 1 year ago.

I am going to be leaving my desk in a few moments, and won't be back for a bit. So, let me give you some further steps in case that doesn't pan out.

If this were in my shop, I'd want to see whether it has spark and fuel. This is hard on Deville, as the coils don't allow you to check for spark very easily, but you can remove the coil, keep it plugged in, and place the towers close enough to ground to verify that they make spark when cranking. Also, you can use that test light to check for power at an injector (doesn't matter which one), and also to verify that the other wire at the injector is being pulsed to ground when cranking.

It would seem that you've lost either spark, fuel, or both. I would be wanting to find ways to determine which of those things it is. Also, if you add fuel to the intake (such as spraying carburetor cleaner into the throttle) does it try to start?

I will check back later today and will be happy to continue on, I am not abandoning you.