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Why does catera starts and runs great than other times won't even turn over and we have to jump. checked alternator-good battery-good ?

Runs great, alternator and battery good. needs jumped sometimes.

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    Floyd Smith Nov 19, 2019

    Could possibly be a ignition contact going bad

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Has car been in recent accident.

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Check that all your ground wires are well attached and attaching points are clean and free of corrosion. Also check for parasitic drains such as an underhood light, trunk light, map light, floor lights, something plugged into dc outlet like a cell phone charger left plugged in, etc. is not draining your battery overnight or over time when parked.

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SOURCE: 2003 Escalade won't start

test the voltage on both the batterys positive and the jumping post positive while cranking, that will tell you how much power is being drawn and where you maybe loosing it, i would replace any battery that drops below 11volts

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Cadillac Seville with new battery won't start, won't even fire up!!

Could be your alternator. If you can get it started again. Try to have the alternator checked out.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: cadillac 2004 cts, wont start

i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

now i have a 2004 cts and i'm having the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has anyone else had this happen???? please be cautious if your cts is doing this, during the fire my doors locked and had to be pried into by fire chief.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 98 Cadillac Catera. The problem is when I

Hello, from the description that you have given I think you may be right, I think that the switch has passed its use by date. However have it checked by an auto electrician to confirm this before spending to much money. Best of luck with it, hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 cadillac deville concours, replaced battery

its the mass air flow sensor follow your air intake hose till it connects with engine ( throttle body ) it is right on top first thing plugged in unplug it then start it it will be fine got knew one at junkyard for $20 they are new for $150 or more my 97 runs great thought it was fuel pump its mass air flow sensor

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