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Firebird Won't start

My 1999 firebird is not turning over. I tried jumping it but to no avail. All the lights and radio are lighting up so it looks like I have power. Any ideas?

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  • rbyam May 29, 2009

    No, I am not getting a click...The starter is not turning

  • rbyam May 29, 2009

    jagjeffrey-Its an automatic transmission

  • rbyam May 29, 2009

    Tried starting in neutral and still did not start

  • rbyam May 30, 2009

    The security light comes on when I first put the key in the ignition, but it goes off once I try to turn it over

  • Jeffery Lewis
    Jeffery Lewis May 11, 2010

    I need to know if it is a standard or a automatic transmission

  • Greg Margossian
    Greg Margossian May 11, 2010

    Are you getting a click, is the starter turning but not starting?



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Its most definetly the sensor in the key. It probily went bad. GO to a GM place and ask for a new chip and for them to add the sensor to the onbord computer.

Posted on May 02, 2012

  • Jimi Saleh Nov 21, 2013

    Did you have the car towed recently, or did you jack it up? Sometimes that trips security feature


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Very possible its the neutral safety switch. Try putting the car in neutral and turning the key. If it starts then I'd investigate the linkage and/or neutral safety switch. Best of luck.

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • Greg Margossian
    Greg Margossian May 29, 2009

    Did some more digging. Need to know if the "Security" light is coming on. This could be a security issue preventing you from starting the car. Would like to rule it out before looking elsewhere.

  • Greg Margossian
    Greg Margossian May 30, 2009

    Got it narrowed down to 3 possible causes:

    1. Neutral safety switch

    2. Bad starter solenoid

    3. Bad ignition switch

    Wish I could narrow it down further but there's just so much diagnosis you can do remotely. Best of luck.




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