Question about 1997 Pontiac Firebird

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Nothing happens when I turn the ignition switch.

Car gave no indications of any sort of problem. I got home fine. Next morning I went to start it up and nothing happened. No dragging starter, not even a click noise. The dash lights up, the headlights and radio come on and the battery was checked and came up good. When I tried to jump it nothing happened. I checked the fuses under the hood and inside the cabin they appear good. Can someone give me a clue as to where I should look next? Thanks.

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If you didn't do a load test on the battery, that is probably the problem - it may work properly under light load, but it is not uncommon for it to fail under heavy load, which can also cause a problem trying to jump start the car. If that is what's happening, replace the battery.

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Check the lever for putting the car in park/drive.
If the switch/sensor that detects where it is at (i.e. P, R, N, D, 2, 1) is broken or loose, it may think the car is not in Park and cars with automatic transmissions will not start unless they are in Park.
It might also be the starter is bad.

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Posted on May 16, 2008

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try jumping again and feel the postive cable the red one to see if it gets hot if it dose its probably the starter ..the burning smell could be the cable getting hot.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Do the dash lights come on ? They should come on when the key is turned to the on position. If nothing happens check the engine relay. It is not too expensive to replace if you really want to eliminate that as the problem. Check all wires going to the starter and make sure it is wired correctly.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 potiac grand am

Mine did the EXACT same thing! After a lot of googling, I found that you need to put the key in and turn it to the 'ON' position and leave it there for about 10 minutes. The security light will eventually stop flashing and your car will be fine to start. CRAZY, I know! But it works! Thankfully Google saved me from spending MUCHO $$$ for parts I didn't need in the first place!

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: clicking starter=car not starting

this may be same thing thing as found on volvo 940 you have a large double relay both for fuel pump and allso for starting

Posted on May 04, 2009

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