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Broken steering collumn 95 buick lesabre

I have a 95 lesabre . My boyfriend got mad and pulled the gear shift thing down to drive while it was in park without a key in it . Alley mechanic said I need a new steering collumn so I got 1 . Still wont start . He said a relay switch . I got one and still no start . Someone please help me cause everytime he does something Im getting charged but car still not running . Please someone help me cause im going broke while hes troubleshooting .

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  • mrscrystal23 May 13, 2009

    no I dont think he testerd any of this but all the power on the inside and the lights and everything comes on when the key is in the on position. He saying that my boyfriend may have broken the starter when he pulled the shifter down . thanks for replying

  • mrscrystal23 May 13, 2009

    nothing was transferd from the old collumn to the new collumn. the new one came with a key and everything

  • George DeMore
    George DeMore May 11, 2010

    Well I should have asked but did you replace the entire physical column?was anything transfered from the old column to the new?Ignition switch,key cylinder?

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    George DeMore May 11, 2010

    Is your mechanic testing any of the wiring relays with a voltmeter to see if the starting system/ignition is getting power?It sounds as if he's hoping and groping for the right solution.Are you getting power to the accesories when the key is turned on?


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Okay well here is your most likely problem,the nuetral safety switch it's located on the transaxle(transmission where the shift linkage comes in)you can test this to make sure its working but it will require conituity tester,a parts store might also test it for free,this is a $100+ dollar switch,so if needs to be replaced check with the local salvage yards to see if you can get one used.broken steering collumn 95 buick lesabre - 0ccdc81.gif

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    George DeMore May 13, 2009

    Check your linkage cable also,turn the key on and have someone move the shift lever and go through the gears and watch the linkage rod on the transmission to see if it moves,possible it broke the shift cable(should be a cable)Like I said in my solution,if either part is bad you should be able to get these at a salvage yard for a lot less than a parts store,and shop around some salvage yards will sell these part pretty cheaply and others won't.I hope this helps getting you going again and if it does please rate my solution.Thanks and hope the rest of your day goes better.


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