2001 Cadillac DeVille Q&A
2001 Cadillac DeVille Question: now there is a problem starting car after it sets for awhile or overnite.
it will just barely turn over like 2 growls then start. good all day then next morning, same thing. had battery checked after running 29 min. said battery checked good. also car runs a little rough when started until choke releases. Could it be the starter,,, Help. - pegbest
Sounds like you may have what they call a parasitic draw. What that means is there is something shorting out and drawing extra power when the car is turned off. To test for that you need to disconnect the battery terminal (either one will work) and hook up a test light across the terminal and the wire and see if the test light lights up. make sure to wait about thirty mins after you have last turn the vehicle off and leave it off when you perform the test. If the test light lights then you will have to figure out what circuit is causing the draw. The best way to do that is to make a diagram of your fuses and start pulling all the fuses one by one until the light goes off. That will tell you which circuit is causing the problem and then you can go from there to fix it. - Gtryder0408