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In this video I have a look at a Cadillac DTS that was towed in from my used car guy. He picked it up at the auction as a no start. They replaced the starter and the battery but it still will not crank over. Let's see what it really needs. -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Cadillac dts: no start / no crank”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ruby Sanabria says:

    Eric the barbaric we love ❤️you too doggone funny whit repair all around great 👦

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Javier Hdez says:

    I have a 2005 Nissan Altima, had the dealer replaced the Head gasket, took a week, due to parts not available. drove the car after it was done, the engine died on the way home, took the car back to the dealer and I was informed that needed to replace the engine???. please would you have any sugestions

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars walter doane says:

    Good job buddy good job 👍💯

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StevenSWM says:

    I heard they got all the problems with the Northstar engines solved after a couple years…is that not true??? By 2008 the problems were long gone…or so I've heard from several directions. Anyways, I wish I had someone like you to take care of all my Cadillac needs!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Candelaria says:

    You made that look to easy, very professional.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Tomes says:

    I have changed starter on a Northstar it's a big job.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Tomes says:

    I have a 2004 CTS with v6 3.6 do you know what causes the Shifter to lock out in park. You can release it underneath the white button. But as soon as you put it in park, it's locked out.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars red head says:

    I have a Cadillac DTS 2006 won't crank or start turn the key all the lights come on battery good but when I turn the key I hear a click coming from the back fuse box under neith the back seats so im asking what's the problem thank u very very much

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mikey Diesel says:

    Jason can you give Part Numbers for your relay jumping tools and your cool clamp on test light?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Derric Anglin says:

    I have the same problems no crank no start 95 cadillac seville sts. Will start after forcing the car to neutral position. What is the problem?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert woodss says:

    Great job! Thanks I'm going to try a fix mine TMR… It's not cracking 👍👍I wish I had more hands so I can give you guys 10 thumbs up 🤣

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard abner says:

    great video as always EricO with an assist by Jason

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard abner says:

    I was on the edge of my seat waiting for chipmunk to spring out at unsuspecting Jason to fend it off 🐿

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Carter says:

    Love an easy to fix issue lol

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ron watson says:

    Show's over! Well done!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabe DoubleG Griffin says:

    You are the man! I wish you were local to me I have this same issue with my 99 deville

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Johnson says:

    I found a bad ground in steering column for the theft module and ignition switch also had no communication with theft module to so something to check if you have a no crank issue…..

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BZA Arthur says:

    Gotta love those Harbor Frieght lights lol

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kent Owens says:

    Nice video! I actually like Cadillac Northstars. LOL Once you use the Northstar Performance head studs and new head gaskets, they're great. Good power, lots of room, good fuel mileage and a comfortable ride. You just gotta understand them. LOL

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Douglas Cake says:

    Why he would buy? It's the ride.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    Mice and 🐀 Rates Cause more damage on wiring harness also squirrels

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Rauch says:

    Car repair and turd analysts, is there anything Eric O can’t do?

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rory bellamy says:

    Nice Car

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ExtremeRecluse says:

    Did you vacuum the rodent mess?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onall4 says:

    Nice job.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bert Copeland says:

    Enjoyed this video immensely. Those little rodents get into everything. Recently had to change a headlight bulb in my wifes Prius and noticed they had started chewing on her main cable assembly. I watched someone on YT who said a way to keep them out after you had cleaned everthing up was to soak cotton balls in peppermint essential oils and leave them in corners under the hood. Have you heard about any other ways to keep them away. I live in the country so this is ongoing. Thanks again for your videos they enrich my day.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wyatt Family says:

    Love some feedback on comments from the dealer "client" when you return it to him.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ludvig Jakobsson says:

    So what brands and models should you buy if you live in the "rust-belt" ?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars François D says:

    Please stop bashing the north star. It's a very good engine when taken care appropriately

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gerald howard says:

    Awesome guy!!! Your logic how you go about diagnosing I was trained the same way. In electronic school. Iwas right there with you. Sometimes I dont listen to my training. That's my fault, but this worked out great!!! Keep it man👌😄😄

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hittz says:

    This dude does NOT play games! He knows what he is doing. And has a fun personality. Thanks for the demonstration South Main Auto Repair.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Good grief….it was roof rat infested…..but moved to greener pastures.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Ptak says:

    I’m just glad that you now have a cat in the shop.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Valencia says:

    Great mechanic!…and you are right finding the broken wire is indeed better than an unboxing..

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicky J says:

    Crazy how these cars doubled in price since the pandemic

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D Johnson says:

    I have a problem with my dts and it sounds similar

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    It’s good that lots of people don’t bother to look under the hood. $$

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uglysteve1 says:

    PETA would like you to install flavored wires please.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kaedon Suniga says:

    I’m having this same problem no crank an I also replaced the starter an still nothing jus a click ?? Was this vehicle clicking as well ?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Newman says:

    Why can’t we have something in there that animals don’t like Does anyone think like that ? Manufacturing cars is as far as it goes rest is up to you ! So investors this sounds easy let’s do something!!
    Can’t believe such a simple issue can be a constant problem.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Newman says:

    Would have liked to see damage close up to appreciate .

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David SCHWANDT says:

    Squirrels are wire chewers also.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elbert Jarrett says:

    2006 cad dts hard to start in the morning after turning the switch about 20 or 30 times it will finally start

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jake M says:

    I’ve got that same torch you use, but I don’t have that fancy tube extension. You gotta part number or info on that?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Armstrong says:

    What! No rodent tape?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tony castro says:

    thanks for all your video,,,also the humor is awesome,,,,mine 2007 dts,,ended being a ground on the crank start relay,,,,,,