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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    Ya it will struggle a little then start while rocking

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    So you have to have someone rocking the car back and forth while in park as you try to start it?

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    Ya then it will eventually start....
    Also It seems to only happen when the car has been sitting for over 4 hours or overnight

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    same thing at work today go to crank and just clicks for a second then stops

    once i rock the car it starts

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    seems like when keeping tension on the flywheel the car starts
    i can hear the solenoid clicking im guessing needs new starter

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    I narrowed it down the car will start no problem when it's parked on a
    Incline with tension on engine and transmission

    But if its on level ground it won't start just click

    Any ideas lol

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    I can draw no logical conclusion to all of this. I'd pull the manifold and have a look at the starter. Keep us updated. Injuring minds want to know.

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    Makes no sense to me, as there is no pressure difference on the flywheel whether parked flat or at angle.

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    Quote Originally Posted by bodonovich View Post
    seems like when keeping tension on the flywheel the car starts
    i can hear the solenoid clicking im guessing needs new starter

    ----------

    I narrowed it down the car will start no problem when it's parked on a
    Incline with tension on engine and transmission

    But if its on level ground it won't start just click

    Any ideas lol
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    now it sounds like a bad/pinched ground wire -
    with the engine either pinching it - creating a ground - to start -
    or creating enough tension - pulling on a wire - to supply a ground -

    try running a separate ground wire -
    directly from the battery - to the "jumper terminal" under the hood -
    or from the battery to any mounting bolt directly on the motor -

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    The battery is under the back seat
    I'm gonna need one long wire lol

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    had my brother start the car and i saw smoke and smelt burning comming near the alternator i think something around there is shorting it self

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    Re: 2002 DTS not starting

    woooo car is fixed

    the ground from the alternator came off when i moved the wire put a new one on and its good as new

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