Question about 2003 Buick Century
This happens once a month, or so. If you give it a few minutes, it starts up like a charm, and we have had no other problems. My husband has tried to locate the solenoid, but can't find it. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I just had the same problem. One possibility is that the chip (actually a resistor) in the GM VAT pass key may be going bad - or (even better) might just be dirty. When the pass key fails, the anti-theft system will lock out for 3 minutes and then will allow another attempt to start the vehicle.
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Posted on Feb 24, 2009
The solenoid is on the starter . I have found in most of the Buicks a weak or low battery is usualy the reason. Follow the cables, address any loose or warn ones or if the cables are corroded replace them. And a few customers have brought them in where the neutral saftey switch has gone bad. You can check this by placing the vehicle in neutral, "holding the brake" .And turn the key to start. If it starts with no troubl, that is the problem.
I do hope this helps, please let me know.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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