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Won't start

(2005 Cadillac CTS)
in San Diego, CA on February 28, 2011
ok so my car won't start.. I was driving on freeway n smoke started to come out of the exhaust pipes, I started losing horsepower... when I exit the freeway as soon as I came to complete stop the engine shut off.. now I can't get the car to start, I tried jump starting it and it won't start. it makes a clicking noise but every time it clicks: clock, interior lightning shut off at the beat of the clicking, it's not the battery tho, screen says voltage good on battery, just recently replace my starter about 5 months ago so that's not it either.. and also everything I try to turn it on as the clicking noise starts n lights start clicking off the speakers make a noise too as if it's an electrical problem, also sometimes when I turn the ignition on to start car there's sounds as if the engine coughs.... so please anyone knows what's the problem is??
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on February 28, 2011
Sounds like the engine may be locked up. It won't matter how strong the battery is or how new the starter may be, it won't turn the engine over.
Get you car towed to a shop and have them try to turn the crankshaft by hand. If it won't budge, you'll have your answer.
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on February 28, 2011
thanks for your reply... what about smoke coming out the exhaust pipes.. can it be my fuel pump or fuel injector?
of Wentworth Automotive on March 09, 2011
The smoking problem could be caused by a head gasket leaking coolant into the cylinders. This could also be the cause of the engine not turning over, if it overheated and locked up it could be a large problem. The best thing is to have it towed to a shop and have it diagnosed.
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on February 28, 2011
You need to have a shop diagnose this, Call this shop http://www.stuartterry.com/ He's the one I told my son to go to if something goes wrong with his vehicle while he's at SDSU. Stuart Terry is a ASE certified shop and a Napa Autocare Center Give him a call and have it towed to him.
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