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1999 pontiac sunfire wont start

Got into the car on a below zero day and the car would not start. Thought it was battery. Bought a new one and will still not start. All accessories come on. When you try to start you hear a funny noise under the hood. Not quite a clicking sound. Almost a buzzing sound.
No clue what is going on. Any suggestions?

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  • rak100 Jan 24, 2009

    nope

  • rak100 Jan 26, 2009

    We tested the starter with a screwdriver and it starts. The vehicle will not start with the key. If it was the alternator would it start with the screwdriver? Could it be the ign switch or ign relay?



  • rak100 Jan 26, 2009

    Wires to the starter are clean. Still nothing. How can I tell if the alternator is bad without taking it out?



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Clean your wires the go to the starter i had the same problem and also like yellowise said if that dont work get it checked when u cross it out with a screwdriver it works. so it must just be a dirty connection. hope that helps

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Yes i have several solutions since you replace the battery then its not that. Go to a autozone and get the starter tested it is free if it comes up bad it is the starter. If not that then definititly the alternator.

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