12-10-10, 03:36 PM
I have a 97 Catera. I had the ignition and Key replaced in 2009 due to losing the only key I had. Now the car will not start. The accessories turn on but the car will not turn over. I do hear a click but that is it. Now the battery is dead from sitting since Sunday, but when we tested the battery it had a good charge. Any ideas?
12-10-10, 03:52 PM
Did you have the key programmed? It contains a chip that works as an anti-theft measure. The key must match the car or no start.
12-12-10, 09:13 PM
The key was working and the car was running fine. I drove it for about 15min turned the car off took the key about and went back to it after about 5 to 10min and the thing would not start. The key was programmed by Cadillac. Just so confused why it would work then all of a sudden stop.
sounds like a bad battery cable, or simply a starter. did you try to tap on the starter with a hammer???