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2004 Grand Am get nothing when attempting to start,

2004 Grand Am get nothing when attempting to restart All lights activate but nothing to starter Hi, i saw on the posted problems one that is very similar to what i have. Basically my car will not start at all. My lights are all on and i have plenty of power to the battery and plenty to the starter. The solution that i saw was to reset the passlock thingy (lol) please tell me if other solutions. Thanks pascal D.

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  • pichousanell May 27, 2009

    I will try that right now and see what comes out of it. and i will get back to you on it. Thanks a million.

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You may not have as much power to the starter as you think. Lights and radio run off of voltage. Your starter runs off of amperage. There may be enough volts but not enough amps to start the vehicle. Also grab a friend and have them tap on the starter while you turn and hold the key in the start position. You may also try resetting the stock security system by following the steps in the owners manual. One last trick is to shut all the doors and the hood, then put the key in the drivers door, turn the key to lock,lock,unlock, unlock.

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