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It just doesnt start. Starter trying to crank, but not

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HI. It just doesnt...

HI. It just doesnt start. Starter trying to crank, but not cranking. Battery is new. Starter checked - working

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

2003 3.2 Yes I can start it only with jumpers Then voltage in system is more than 12.8 volts

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '03 Cadillac?

cts

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, trying to do it myself..

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

If I jump starter relay mechanically, starter is cranking, but usualy not starting. After few attemps it starts

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Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

when you turn the key to start, is the theft light going out?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
From zero: 2003 3.2 CTS. Battery is new, starter fully tested.
It doesnt start with key. Just making short crank sound.
Battery voltage about 12.4
Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

what does the voltage drop to when trying to start the engine?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not much. 0.2 - 0.5 volts. If I use jumpers and after few minutes battery shows 13v, everything is fine.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
All relays checked, cleaned and tested. If i push starter relay manualy (With ignition on) its crankig and engine starting for few seconds.
Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

there's no way it only drops that little when trying to start the vehicle(without jumper cables.) please go test it again.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
After few attemps, usualy it starts. If starts, everything working fine.
Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok, since you do not seem to want to answer my question about the voltage, have the fuel pressure tested. can you do that for me?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I will check voltage later and inform you.
Now Im not in the car. What else i have to check?
Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

just let me know about the voltage and the fuel pressure then we'll go from there. thank you

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Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 7 months ago

hows it going?

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Cadillac Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

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