I have a 1994 Cadillac Deville Concours 4.6 liter Northstar V8
About a two weeks ago I noticed a burning rubber smell, and noticed the car pulling to the right. I assumed I needed an alignment..
A couple days later I drove to a nearby store and parked, turned the key to accessory for about 10 minutes with music on. Then I went in store for about 5 minutes, came back out and my car would not start.. I had 2 different people try to jump start me with no luck. Had to tow it home. dh2
The ground wires have been checked and seem to be in good condition as do the battery cables and connections. My dad cleaned everything for me but no luck. Took battery and starter for bench test at local auto store. They said starter is fine and my battery was shot.. So I bought a brand new battery.. Went home and put everything back together with new battery and it started right up!!! Once... then I tried again, nothing..
When I put the key in all the lights and radio come on bright, radio is working, electric dash comes on.. But while i crank the key to try to start it everything shuts off, dash, lights, radio, the radio antenna goes down in the back.. until I release it and it falls back to accessory then everything comes back on...
I am getting really frustrated. What could it be? Alternator? I didn't notice any signs of this but I am obviously no mechanic.. Maybe The VATS chip in the key has gone bad? Ignition switch? I am lost.. Any help would be greatly appriciated..