Engine not starting

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RUBEN GUTIERREZ
  • 2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES

Will not start no dash lights totally gone and does nothing when key is turned to start position.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 4:26 AM

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Hi Ruben,

It sounds like the battery is totally gone. Try turning the headlight on, if they don't come on replace the battery, here is a guide to help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-battery

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken

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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 1:08 PM
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  • 2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE
  • 82,000 MILES
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My escalade was fine until yesterday. I tried to start it this morning and wont start I can hear the motor crank but wont I try staring fluid but it wont start and its a bit cold outside so I dont know if is the weather and the fuel froze up or what?

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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 1:09 PM
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There are a few possibilities;

If the battery is the origanal or old the cold weather may have kept it from turning the motor over fast enough. It takes full power on a cold day to start a motor.

You could have an ignition system of fuel system amanagent or delivery issue.

You can check the fuel pressure by getting a test kit, both Advance Auto and Auto Zone loan them out with adapters for the test port on the fuel rail, and turn the key to the, "ON" or "SART" position. The pump should prime the system and you will be able to see it on the gauge. It should be anywhere from 35 to 45PSI roughly, if you do the test and need the exact spec just ask me and I will get it for you.

There is a part that works like a choke on fuel injected engines which is eithre a Fast Idle Thermo valve, FIT, or an Idle Air Control Valve, IACV. you probably only have the IACV. It is located on the intake manifold near the throttle body and has either an electrical connector or a vacuum line running to it and may have coolant lines running through it. It may have failed or is failing.

I am giving you a link to a walk through diagnostic that will cover all these areas and some others in depth. It is a good diagnostic tool as you can reference it and it has video and pictures to help you identify the part you are looking for.

Here is the link;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 1:09 PM
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Thank you im gonna try that

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Let me know how it goes.

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  • 2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
  • MERGED

I own a 2003 Cadillac Escalade and it would not start for my wife the other night. She finally got a jumpstart to get it home. I put in a new battery but I get nothing what so ever. No lights on the dashboard or anything. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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Does the new battery have a charge?

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Engine Performance problem
2003 Cadillac Escalade V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 84365 miles

MY 2003 CADILLAC STarts sometimes a drove it last time and the next day did not start. I replace the battery and still did not start. Few hours later starts some times starts and later I try to start and it did not. When I try to start it does not crank or noting looks like there is no power all all but all my lights come on but engien does not starts.

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If all your lights come on, and you have this concern after changing a battery, the you will need to check to see if the starter is getting a signal when it don't start. If you have a test light, check for power on the small wire at the starter when key is in crank. If the light lights, you need a starter.

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Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Cadillac Escalade V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 103, 00 miles

Have a 2003 Escalade with 103,000. Tried to start, all lights come on but, engine didn't start. Tried locking/unlocking by using both key fabs with no luck. Tried unhooking the battery + cable for about 5min with no luck. Now the dash lights are not coming on. All that light up is the symbol of a engine. Any ideas before it gets the rollback?

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Check the condition of the battery first. If it's bad it screws up everything. Then check the large fuses in the underhood electrical center. You should be able to see if they are blown or not. Also check on the starter for a fusible link wire that may have burnt up. That's to protect your system. It may be the large red wire leading to the underhood electrical center.

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