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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Escalade 2006 2wd Starter removal and test in Cadillac Escalade Forums; This is my first DIY instruction so I apologize if I am not clear about certain things. This issue I ...
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    Post Escalade 2006 2wd Starter removal and test

    This is my first DIY instruction so I apologize if I am not clear about certain things.
    This issue I was having is that my 2006 Escalade won't start or crank but I heard a click and the fuel pump would engage when i turn the key to the start position. I did not have the anti-theft/VATS issue because the light was not on or flashing.
    This is what I did to test my starter after testing everything else (mentioned in the conclusion).

    Step 1. You want to locate the starter first, and this will also be a good opportunity to test it.
    It is located underneath the engine towards the back on the passenger side.

    This is the view from the front of the vehicle.

    This is the view once you get up underneath the SUV on the Passenger side.


    Step 2.
    You want to take your 12 volt fuse tester and clamp the wire from it onto the bolt connecting the wire from the solenoid to the Starter and then you want to touch the outside casing of the starter with the tip of your tester. Then have someone in the car turn the key to the start position to see if the bulb within your tester will light up. If it does light up, that means the starter is getting electricity if the bulb does not light, then it means the starter is not getting electricity.







    Conclusion:

    Again, you want to perform this test before you remove the starter. Keep the car battery connected. Keep in mind, this test only lets you know that the starter is receiving electricity or not when the key is turned to the start position, it does NOT tell you how many volts it is receiving, you will need a voltmeter for that. To use this test to single out the starter as being the issue, you must first test to make sure that your starter/ignition relays are working, your ignition switch is working, that the battery is fully charged, no corrosion on battery connector and that all connectors and wires are full functional.
    You can download images and zoom in to see the literature I typed on them.
    I will post another instruction tutorial on how to remove the starter when I do the job.
    Good Luck.
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    Also keep in mind if the PCM fails it can cause the starter to not work
    Also there is a crank fuse in the under hood fuse box

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    Re: Escalade 2006 2wd Starter removal and test

    Interesting that your starter took a crap on your '06 MY. I was going to ask if you were in the salt belt area but I see you are in Fl. which really peeks my interest now. May I ask how many miles you have on the vehicle?

    Thanks for taking the time to post the write up with pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrsesv
    Interesting that your starter took a crap on your '06 MY. I was going to ask if you were in the salt belt area but I see you are in Fl. which really peeks my interest now. May I ask how many miles you have on the vehicle?

    Thanks for taking the time to post the write up with pics!
    It depends a lot on how many times you start the truck some people may leave the engine running some don't no matter how short the time they are out of the truck not to mention if you have a dirty throttle body it can cause the engine to die and cause the starter to be needed

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    Re: Escalade 2006 2wd Starter removal and test

    It has 125k miles on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthomas3
    It has 125k miles on it.
    Clean the throttle body and it will help the idle.

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