: 99 Eldorado, new battery doesn't help

07-05-10, 01:25 AM
It began when the power started getting erratic. On starting sometimes the engine would turn over slowly, and it would take a while to get it started. Then the clock would reset to 12:00. We finally could not start it at all, so we installed a new battery. However, the problem is still there, unchanged. The engine slowly turns over a few times, but will not start. When you open the door the bell rings until you close it, so there is some power getting through. I know very little about auto repair, but I would like to have some idea of what is causing the problem and what I can do to fix it.

07-10-10, 03:17 AM
Your problem may be symptomatic of a depleted battery caused by a malfunctioning charging system. Feel free to throw as any batteries as you can afford at it. If your generator is defective, the results will be the same.