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Will turn over, but not start

Firstly, the initial problem was the ignition would not engage the starter. I put a push button ignition on the car now and solved this problem. Now it will turn over, but not start. I can get the car running by spraying Starter Fluid in the air intake thing. But the car dies as soon as I stop spraying. I thought this was a fuel pressure problem, but putting a new fuel pump in hasn't solved that problem. Any ideas what to do next?

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  • forty6and2 Nov 09, 2008

    Okay, that's understandable... Since I put a pushbutton switch in it to bypass the ignition thing, is the security issue still going to affect other parts of the car?

  • forty6and2 Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks a million jgrady! Yea, we're just going to take it to the Buick Dealership and let them make their assessment. I want to say that perhaps taking it to a dealership might run a little more expensive than a standard shop, but they know exactly what they're doing when it comes to their brand of cars. Thanks again Jgrady =)

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The car is equipped with a security key. your key has a chip in it. when it fails its done. it requires a new ignition switch and programing, as far as i know only the dealer can help. My neighbor just spent $450.00 for the repair 3 weeks ago.

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  • John Grady Nov 09, 2008

    Yes, The ignition powers up multiple relays that include fuel pump, engine ECU,ect.. These items effect the powering up of fuel injectors, Idle air control motor and all other related items in the emmion system

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In the picture below, the upper portion is the starter solenoid while the one below it is the actual starter.
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