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- 06-26-12 09:26 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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Engine won't start...once every 2 months???
I have a 2005 Cadillac Escalade, and about once every two months, the engine cranks over and then turns off immediately.... At the same time, the power locks, windows, radio, etc. all stop working as well. 1st time, dealer could find nothing wrong, said they charged battery and it was fine for 6 weeks. Second time, they tore out an aftermarket viper alarm system, and charged me $700 for labor and 2 new keys. Now, two months later, it happened again!!! (Obviously it wasn't the alarm!) My husband disconnected the battery negative cable and connected his battery (negative cable) and it started right up and has been working for a few days. Dropped it off at the dealer and they are once again looking into it...but don't seem to have a clue...any ideas?
- 06-26-12 09:46 PM #2Originally Posted by NJLivingston
- 06-27-12 12:39 PM #3
Re: Engine won't start...once every 2 months???
No, I did not get the alarm after it was removed as it was assumed it was not working properly...I now realize that was probably silly on my part...are you referring to a loose grounding strap?
- 06-27-12 06:43 PM #4Originally Posted by NJLivingston
Now if you don't see any bare wires then something has messed up the truck body controller due to a wire or internal short the later means the tbc module will need replacing.
P.s it was silly to let the dealer keep the alarm because whoever got it out can just resale it and make a profit on something that might not have been your problem in the first place,
Unless it is needed to be turned in for a core charge the dealer shouldn't have kept the alarm because it wasn't a dealer sourced part I know because I had to have my PCM replaced and they had to keep the old one but a aftermarket alarm is not a dealer sourced part.
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