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Dave Nova, Cadillac Technician
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When starting Cadillac I can hear the fuel pump...then crank

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When starting Cadillac I can hear the fuel pump...then crank again I don't...the Cadillac turns over but won't stay running unless I hold my foot on the gas and brake at the same time...
JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Cadillac Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.
Customer: Okay it's a 2004 deville
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Yes the engine turns over and I just replaced the battery today thinking that was the problem...
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am hoping I can fix it myself...I've tried nothing so far besides changing the battery...
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's about it this far...I don't kno what it could be besides the fuel pump which sounds like it doesn't turn on consistently but I would hate to buy a new one if that's not the issue...
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Cadillac Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

have you driven it to try and do a throttle re learn?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I haven't but it was doing this before installing the new battery...
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

was there any codes? was the check engine light on?