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    2002 DTS not starting

    Hi I have a white 2002 dts

    When I go to start nothing happens

    Tried different keys nothing
    Dash lights all go out
    Then I can't take the key out

    Sometimes it won't show it's in park or drive or neutral
    If I roll the car back and forth it will eventually start


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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    FIRST - check for Diagnostic Trouble Codes -

    if you don't know how - go here and read the ENTIRE post -

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...odes-dtcs.html

    if you have any codes - post them here -
    ALONG WITH THEIR DEFINITIONS -
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    how old is the battery -

    what is the voltage with KEY ON - ENGINE OFF -

    have the battery load tested

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    If your car does not know what gear it is in (no indicator on PRND321), it will NOT start. That's what's happening at the moment.

    So when you rock your car back and forth, will it figure out what gear it is in?

    Try putting in neutral and start.

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    ya when i rock it back and forth it will eventually start.....
    it wont start in park or neutral until i rock it

    i put a brand new battery in just now ill see if it does it in the morning

    no codes

    just b0428 the rear vent

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    My money is on the battery.

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    well i put in a brand new battery 270$ lol

    will see tomorrow morning if it fixed it

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    $270???!!!???!!!

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    Yikes!!! 270.00......
    Wow hope you got a jar of Vaseline with that battery to ease the pain...

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    i got it at lordco its the exact replacement oh well

    i just hope it fixes the problem

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    "Exact replacement" would be AC Delco.

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    it is ac delco 79 something

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    im hoping its not park solenoid

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    Oh. I read it as "I got a lordco".

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    You could have bought it for less at a dealer........... as hard as that is to believe. Stick'em Up.

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    Well new battery didn't fix it

    Had to rock the car back and forth again for it to start

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    Re: 2002 dts not starting

    So much for that bet.

    Rocking the car makes it start?

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