Question about 1998 Buick Century
Car was having problems starting. I tighten the positive cable on the battery and the starter started to turn over with out the key in the ignition.
When you tightened the battery connection you may have twisted the cable on the starter and shorted it to the solonoid lead causing the starter to engage . Check the connections on the starter and make sure there are not touching each other. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On your Buick 94.
The problem is the ANTI THEFT SYSTEM..
If you have replaced the ignition switch.
If you are using a NEW KEY, the car won't start.
Because in the OLD KEY, is there a Resistence with a number of ohm's
The computer need the resistence to activate the the signals to operate the vehicle.
OK.. with the New Key and Old Key you can go to any Aloha Smith and they will remove the Chip from the Old Key to the New Key.
And the car must start and running.
But if you are using the Same Key that you have before the repair made.
I recomend to check the 2 Orange wires from the Ignition lock Cylinder to the steering column lower connectors.
Ok I hope this work for your problem.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 buick lesabre wont start
Do you have a Chip in the Key? if so that Could be the Problem,Ya see the chip is a resistor and if it looses its ELECTRONIC VALUE in its Case Resistance it wont start to test this Turn the Key in the ON posission then do the Screwdriver thing If it Starts Key is Good and Most Likely the Ignition (SWITCH) is Bad <<ELECTRICAL Side NOY LOCKEST SIDE For More Info Recontact Me
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
most likely your battery or, cables: when all your power went it probably was because your battery cables are loose or corroded this is also why in some cars the key is retained also check to see if your car is in "park" first
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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