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I have a 1999 Chevy Lumina 3.1.. Car won't start with key in, can jump across the starter, car will run for 10 seconds and shut off...HELP!!

Checked purple ignition wire with test light..test light flashes, but no constant power

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It kinda sounds like it might be your car's computer that is something like a ECM. A bad coil pack could do same thing because with it being fuel injected that has no timing adjustment. What ever you do is don't try putting fuel into fuel jets as that will kill your engine computer. Read the Diagnostic Code Reader for a fault code that would provide area causing this problem.

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SOURCE: Purple solenoid wire shorted, no pwr coming from ign switch

look for a 5 amp fuse, crank fuse in car, not under hood

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy lumina with a new battery that will not

because aaa can jump start it and you can't sounds like maybe the battery cables are curroided (dirty)
in-between the battery post and the clamps, clean the battery terminals and charge your battery as a loose conection can run down even a new battery

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SOURCE: 99 Chevy Lumina won`t start

do mean that the plugs are firing even though the engine is not cranking?

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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