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2000 Escalade won’t start, battery light with new battery


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Codyg684
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Dec 6, 2021, 6:04 PM

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Hi,

My 2000 Escalade won’t start. There is a check gauges light and battery light on the dashboard. Big O recently put a brand new battery in it. And the first three attempts to start it when I got it back from them nothing happened, then the fourth try it started. Now it’s sitting in my driveway and won’t start. Before all this it used to make a grinding noise when I started it but then I would turn it off and start it again and it wouldn’t grind. This might be unrelated though. Big o checked the cables when I told them about the 3 failed starts to make sure they were tight but it stopped starting when I got it home. I tried to charge it with my battery charger that plugs into an outlet but it wouldn’t charge it because it is 100 percent. Here is a YouTube video of the dash when I try to start it. https://youtu.be/NsBr-1FZYZQ >Ma I try three times to start it in the video then let the lights fade with key in the on position. I am probably not going to try to fix it myself. I would just like to have some idea of what could be wrong with it and the cost to fix it. It’s a pretty old car and I’m not sure I want to put a lot money into it. Oh yeah, they tested the alternator and said it was fine.

Thanks for your help,
Cody
> Edit to make link clickable didn't work - all is the same, T <


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Dec 7, 2021, 4:48 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 6, 2021, 10:47 PM

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Re: 2000 Escalade won’t start, battery light with new battery Sign In

Arggh! Cody, the clue here is the grinding leading up to this IMO. You said you aren't going to fix it yourself right?
That alone suggests this needs to have the starter pulled out and equivalent of a flywheel also checked AND the starter off vehicle it may be just shorted to oblivion by itself??


Video only shows it doesn't get any power to the whole rest of the thing when starter is requested to crank engine is the load it must do and sucks it all up somehow nothing else works.


New battery and old one did same thing part of the clue plus some attempt to check/tighten cables by Big O (?) I'll try to look expect that to be some chain parts outlet not familiar to me not the point are not expected EVER really (an IMO) to be the source for repair rather sell parts.


With that expect to find seriously wasted starter and or with that flywheel (should be called a flex plate/ring gear) issue could be secondary to what wrecked it?


Up to you but expect a horrifying bill to fix this so I suggest you think hard on getting a qualified quote from an in person tech then decide whether to proceed or give up on a now 22 year old (saw 250K on this??) luxo Suburban really - IMO was a better bet than these!


Wish you luck plan on some lousy news to make your decision to fix or bail out of this thing,


Tom



Codyg684
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Dec 7, 2021, 12:15 PM

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Thanks so much Tom I really appreciate it Smile


Codyg684
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Dec 10, 2021, 2:06 PM

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It was the starter, $450 to fix. Hopefully flywheel is ok, thx.


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 10, 2021, 2:17 PM

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It was the "grinding" that sounded possible to wreck stuff. It may NOT have. Spare what/why a tech if they knew should look for damage if you said "GRINDING" means out with trans or rare that starter's bust off a corner of engine's block! RARE, T







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