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My wife parked her 2009...
My wife parked her 2009 cts 4 the other night. Overnight temperatures dropped to 30 below 0, the car has not started since and when I turn key the engine make a whining noise and turns over real slow for a few seconds but will not start
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Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** sounds like the battery is low, have you tried jump starting it yet?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I did try to jump start with same results, I also suspected battery so I replaced with brand new, car gives same response
Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago

How cold is it now, where the car is parked?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It's about 38 degrees and it is still in the driveway outside
Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago

ok, if the battery is new, and its that warm, suspect a starter, does it sill turn over real slow?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
very slow
Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago

ok, this can be caused by either a bad starter, a bad ground from th battery to the engine, or an internl engine problem, have you checked the ground at the engine block, where the neg battery cable attaches?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I looked at it, it doesn't look terrible but I could disconnect and clean up a bit
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Everything else appears to be working
Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago

if the ground is good, then it can only be a bad starter, another possibility is the POS battery cable, is corroded inside and not allowing enough amps to turn the starter, this can be checked with an ohm meter, the resistance of the pos battery cable should be real close to zero, if it is, then suspect the starter, like I said, its going to be int he battery cables the connections, or the starter, or an internal problem in the engine, which is unlikely, unlees you did not have enough antifreeze in it, and the block froze and cracked,Tim

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Cadillac Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 years ago

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