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I was doing a parasitic load test on my 2008 cts and i was

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hi i was doing a parasitic load test on my 2008 cts and i was pulling fuses now the car wont start it wont even crank
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: no crank adn its about a month old
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes i am and currently i disconnected the battery in hopes the problem will go away if i drain all the power from the car
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: like i said i was doing a parasitic load test by connecting a meter to the ground side in series and pulling out fuses watching for the amps to drop and i didnt find anything but now the car wont crank everything turn on ac radio but the car wont crank also theres two messeges on the dic it says service stabilitrak and brake assist but it dint say that before
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be patient and permit me to do what I do best.
I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in return. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If there is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you through it.

This can also be a problem with the cables, starter or security system too. See attachments I sent you.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 1 year ago.