My 2000 / 135K Miles, Cadillac Escalade Stalls/ Kills Randomly
While Driving Fast/Slow. Hot, Cold. It Doesn't Matter,
I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, coil, plugs, wires, fuel filter, wiring harness on the fuel pump and it still stalls. Here are some symptoms:
1. Voltage guage spikes downward before stalling;
2. ABS kicks in even in dry weather before stalling;
3. Fuel guage fluctuates upwards of a quarter of a tank when stalling.
4. Generally the vehicle does not stall when driven first thing in the morning until the engine has been running for an hour or so.
5. It never stalls when idling.
I can put it into nuetral and it will start up again every time. The Service Engine Light Does Not Come On. No Codes To Read. The ABS situation above does not happen until just before the vehicle starts stalling. Sometimes I can drive the car for a whole day (or two) and it will not stall, nor will I experience any ABS problems.
Thank You Very Much!
Have grounds checked, and the body control module.
November, 20, 2010 AT 1:08 AM
Which grounds? Are you talking about the BCM under the center console? I have also noticed that the radio, windows, and wipers will turn off occasionally. When I lift the center console lid and shut it, the radio will come back on. How would you recommend checking the grounds and BCM? Thank you SO much for your prompt response! Gr8resources@gmail. Com
November, 20, 2010 AT 5:30 AM
I'm glad to help. First, the body grounds that I refer to are ground straps. There are several. You will find them under the hood from the engine to the body panels, under the dash, under the vehicle. Sometimes they rust and lose connection and I have seen them break. As far as the BCM, you need to have a shop with the proper test equipment check that. With all the problems you are having, I feel it is one or the other.
Let me know what you find.
January, 12, 2013 AT 12:58 AM
Hi everyone. You are going to love me for this! I experienced the same exact problem above. And even opened a case file with Cadillac engineering (by the way. Don't waste your time with them). I had the vehicle to two different dealerships. And 4 different indpendent mechanics. NO one could figure out the problem. I replaced the fuel pump, the wiring harness around the fuel pump, the ingition switch. And on and on. I spent a good $1,500 trying to "throw parts" at the vehicle to fix it. Finally. I left the car sit in my garage for nearly a year. And then found a mechanic at our local "Brake Team". Who promised me he would figure out the problem. And the diagnosis fees would be on them. Not me (by the way. The mechanic's name was David Nguyen at The Brake Team in Beaverton) After having the vehicle for several weeks in his garage I received a call one afternoon that he had figured it out. He diagnosed the problem as a faulty Fuel Meter Body. Ths is the complete spider fuel assembly for the central port fuel injection system. The part was $535.97 (as of 3/14/12). The complete recommended repair included the fuel body meter, one new fuel injector, a distributor cap, a distributor rotor, and an intake manifold gasket set to the tune of $1,156.86 (parts and labor). I was hesitant to throw this much more money at the problem without a guarantee. Which David gave to me. He said that if it din't fix the problem. The repair would be on them. So I did it. And low and behold. IT WORKED! I have since put about 15,000 more miles on the vehicle with NO MORE STALLING! David Nguyen as since left The Brake Team in Beaverton, Oregon. Now I need your help. I would like to know where he went to! David. Give me a call! Mark Vandervest at 503-389-0406.