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1999 chevy lumina will not start

Battery is new but when i tried to start the car yesterday after returning from work the car would not start. this has happened a few times before and after letting the car sit for a while it would start and run fine but this time it will not. When i turn key dash lights come on but when i turn to start i get nothing. car sat over night and still will not start

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If you crank the engine with the headlights on and the lights do not go dim there is no current going to the starter. This could be;

  • A worn ignition switch, usually caused by a heavy bunch of keys swinging on the switch for years. Try and crank the engine whilst wiggling the key in the switch. If it cranks, that is your problem.
  • The starter solenoid might be dead, so it won't allow the starter to crank.
  • Doubtful, but a blown fuse.

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Sounds like you have a dirty conection, low battery or a short in the electrical lines

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Press the brake pedal. make sure transmission is in park position.
check battery connectors. check alternator charging ok. check starter( maybe solenoid is bad). check fuses. check alram system( if any). Check distributor/coil/resistance. Check fuel pump( inject starter fluid in pcv hose inlet to intake plenum- if it starts, problem is fuel system)

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