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My 98 silhouette will not start. it wont even crank. it was working fine earlier in the day, but when i went to start it, nothing! this is the 2nd time in a week it has done this, the first time, it started up after a couple of days. i dont know what could be causing this

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  • DeShantis Graham Feb 17, 2012

    there is power going to the fuel pump , and all of my fuses are ok, checked battery, its ok.



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Next time this happens, Look for a light on the dash that says SECURITY. When this light comes on, it will shut the starter and/or the injectors off in the vehicle. This light comes on when the antitheft system starts to fail. This is very common in GM vehicles like your Olds. If you see this light, go to this link for info and answers.

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