I just bought teh car and we changed the starter and still wasn't starting, so I noticed that the firing order wasn't right, so we fixed that, and now it tries to start but it doesn't, Does the 1998 Buick Lesabre have a way to set the timimg?
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Sounds like the starter to me(I assumed you meant won't crank when hot).I have replaced only 1 starter(on my neighbor's Taurus)in the 15 years after quitting the GM dealer tech job 15 years ago.I probably could make a career just changing GM starters and alternators.(I only have Mopars in my driveway!)
STARTER SELONOID OR DIRTY BATTERY CABLES OR LOOSE CONNECTION ON STARTER.iF YOU REPLACE STARTER REPLACE WITH COMPLETE UNIT NOT JUST SELONID GOOD LUCK.PS BE SURE BATTERY IS UP TURN LIGHTS ON AND HAVE SOMEONE WATCH THEM AS YOU TRY AND START TO BE SURE THEY DON`T GO OUT IF THEY DO--- GO TO CONNECTIONS ON BATTERY OR TRY JUMPING GOOD LUCK
Before changing out the starter, be sure that the SECURITY light is not illuminated on the dash. The anti theft security on these GM vehicles can actually disable the starter if it is starting to fail. I see people change starters way too often when its not the real problem. If that light is on, check this link http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/ If not, just repost this problem for more help
most likely your bendex wheel in the starter is not engaging the flywheel this could be due to a bad solenoid on the starter. chances are it's a bad starter, i would check to make sure all connections to starter are tight and you have atleast 11.5 -12.5 volts of current in the battery. low voltage can cause this problem as well