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1996 olds cutlass supreme won't crank

Battery is good, starter is good, getting power to relays and fuses but when I turn the ignition key to start engine all dash lights light up but get nothing else. I had someone turn ignition key to start as I hooked up a test light to the ignition wire terminal and the light did not come on. I don't know what else to try.

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  • carolma Oct 12, 2008

    when i try to start the car nothing at all hapens no noise or crank , ignitoion swith is new and ground wire to starter. what might it be???

  • goldeylkx Oct 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and when i tried to arc the celonoid it just keeps turning over but wont fire and i have to disconnect the battery to get it to quit

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    When turning key in ignition there is no power or cranking of engine. Battery is good. Fuses are good. Connections are good.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Battery is good and had starter checked out it was good too

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    dash lights on but no power getting to starter relay No power at starter fuse undewr dash. No signal power at starter relay but power to main spade
    swapped starter relay with starter still no good
    Key start signal not reaching starter relay under bonnet

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Changed battery and starter but car still will not start. The car whins when you turn the key over but will not catch. Alternator tested and is good. All wires have been tested and are fine. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Do i have to change all the fuses and relays or just the wire coming off the battery to the underhood fuse compartment?



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This isn't really a solution, but I have had this exact same problem for two years now.

Here is what I have been doing to make it work. Try jiggling or moving the gear selector, fastening the seat belts and retrying to turn the key several times. For me, it finally starts right up.

I know that sounds crazy but you might want to try it.

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You can jump across the celonoid on the starter. If the engine turns over then your problem is either the celonoid or the starter switch.

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