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Why would my 99'firdbird not start when I turn the key?

I went out today and when I got back in the car I turned the key and all the gauges came on and the key would turn all the way, but it wouldn't start. There were no noice or chocking, the starter and alternater were just checked a week ago and tested fine. The battery was just replaced and all the lights and radio were working when I tryed to start it. Does anybody know what could be wrong?

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  • lizzyanddill Jul 11, 2009

    just replaced the starter and the batterry it started but after starting it a couple of times it is still having troble starting and starting rough what could be wrong

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Bad ignition switch.



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The vehicle could have a faulty ignition switch, the computer could be damage. There could be a loose ground wire. The fuses could be blown . The starter relay fuse in the engine compartment could be shorted . I would try and take the vehicle in to a local mechanic to diagnose.

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