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    1994 Concours won't start

    1994 Cadillac deville Concours won't start up.. Was told it was bad battery bt replaced battery and still having the problem.. Engine would start up every now n then but then out of nowhere it won't start up. Very frustrating. Engine makes like a clicky noise when it try to start it?
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    Re: 1994 cadillac deville concours WONT START!

    Check your voltage. The battery voltage should be above 12.0V when the engine is off. Don't straight out trust on a new battery, there have been quite a few bad new batteries right off the shelf.

    If the battery is good, then most likely you have a bad ground. Using your jumper cables, connect the negative side of the battery and a good engine ground (bare metal on the engine - look for the grounding point for intake). Leave the positive alone. If the car starts with no problem, then it's the ground.

    Check the ground strap from your dogbone mount to your negative battery post. Clean those with a wire brush.
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    Re: 1994 cadillac deville concours WONT START!

    Alright ill give that a try.
    Do you think it could be a starter problem?
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    Re: 1994 Concours won't start

    Starter is fairly reliable on these cars. You should rule out a bad battery or a bad ground before getting to the starter.

    Did you get a battery voltage reading? With key ON engine OFF? How about while you're cranking? Do your lights get really dim when you try to crank the engine?

    Note that an unhealthy battery could still show 12V when there's no load. But the bad ones will not provide enough juice to handle the load (Starter).
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    Re: 1994 Concours won't start

    When iturn key on position lights come one bt when itry to turn on I get a click noise. I've switched battery and it turned on then a couple minutes later it wouldn't again. Sat overnight and tried next morning. And would get the same results. Put back my original battery n it started up. Drove around then it wouldn't turn on again. Was told it sounded like starter bt didn't have money to purchase new one. Ikept trying to start by turning key repeatedly like 10 times till it started. What is bad grounding?
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    This was already being discussed in your other thread.
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    Re: 1994 Concours won't start

    Iknow im just trying to get to the reason by car won't start need to know what everyone thinks it is.
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    When the same issue is being discussed in more than one thread, information gets missed, and it takes longer for you to get an answer.
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    Re: 1994 Concours won't start

    Other discussion was on another topic just decided to ask about my starter problem as well.
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    Re: 1994 Concours won't start

    Let's keep this discussion in one place.

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