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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Car won't start, sometimes in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Been a while since I posted, meaning my STS has been running fine. But...I do have a problem. Occasionally, getting ...
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    Car won't start, sometimes

    Been a while since I posted, meaning my STS has been running fine. But...I do have a problem.

    Occasionally, getting more frequent, it won't start. I enter, foot on brake, key in pocket, press Start, everything lights up as it should, but starter does not engage. When that happens, I can't start it at all even if I try buttons on remote, go out and in, etc.. The only thing that works is disconnecting the battery a few seconds. When I reconnect, the alarm sounds, I push Unlock on remote, go in and the car starts.

    So I've not been stranded, but it's annoying of course.

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    Re: Car won't start, sometimes

    I think thats the only solution you got

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    Re: Car won't start, sometimes

    Unfortunately / fortunately it will probably start to get worse. Hopefully that will make diagnosis easier.

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    Re: Car won't start, sometimes

    Get the battery load tested.

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    Re: Car won't start, sometimes

    Happened again, is getting more frequent. When it starts, no sign of bad battery, starter runs fast.

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    Possibly a bad starter solenoid...?

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    Re: Car won't start, sometimes

    How old is your battery. You know these car likes to have new battery. Danny

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    Corrosion on the leads to the battery? My Oldsmobile aurora did that until finally it died. Lift the rear seat where the battery was and one of the leads to the battery was corroded completely off.

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