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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, BIG problem! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; today i got home from school, ate dinner and then went skiing at the local ski resort at about 5 ...
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    today i got home from school, ate dinner and then went skiing at the local ski resort at about 5 o'clock. went skiing and when i was done about 4 hours later, went back to the car and got in. pumped the gas twice and turned the key. it fired right up like usual. i started driving out of the parking lot and when i let off of the gas the car stalled out. the temp is about 5 degrees right now. tried to start it again and it readily turned over for about 7 seconds until the battery died. then i called the parents. my dad came out and tried to jump me, but to no avail. it would turn over a bunch, but would not catch. ended up calling AAA and having them tow the car to my house. any ideas where i should start. my thoughts were to park the car in the garage for the night, let it charge, and try starting it tomorrow. i know the battery is dead, but my other guess is that the fuel line may have frozen up. i have been getting gas from a gas station called Clark because it is cheaper than shell, but its probably bad gas. any other ideas on what may be causing this or what i could do to fix it.

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    Re: BIG problem!

    weak fuel pump? Alternator not charging the battery? (unless it died from too many attempts to start?) The fuel line could have froze but I drive in a lot colder and no freeze problems. Maybe moisture in gas that froze?

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    Re: BIG problem!

    i had a similar problem with an old car i used to have. it was moisture in the gas. try buying this stuff called "Heet." it works real well in cold conditions. as for it starting and then dying, i have no idea.

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    Re: BIG problem!

    The frozen fuel line sounds like the culprit to me. The battery died fast due to the weather as well. Some tips in the winter are to keep your fuel tank full as much as possible and to also add gas line anti-freeze whenever the temp falls to freezing and below.

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    Re: BIG problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by 93fleetwoodlowlow
    i had a similar problem with an old car i used to have. it was moisture in the gas. try buying this stuff called "Heet." it works real well in cold conditions. as for it starting and then dying, i have no idea.
    do you know where you could get the "Heet" stuff. i figure the reason it started then died was that it was still able to get some gas for a bit, it only ran for like 25 seconds, and then wasn't able to get anymore because there was ice in the fuel line.

    blacklac96, thanks for the tips

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    Re: BIG problem!

    what are the chances that it is a bad fuel pump, how often do these go bad, because it is 40 degrees in my garage and the car still won't start.

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