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1997 oldsmobile aurora won't crank. changed battery. volts read 12.5 when i try to crank, volts drop down to 5 or 6. starter good.altinater good. what's wrong?

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    jeremy whitley Mar 25, 2014

    bought a brand new vented battery today and my 1997 olds aurora. still won't crank. starter good, altinator good. HELP!!


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Possibly a failing security/antitheft system. When it fails, it will turn off the starter because it thinks it is preventing theft of the vehicle, Symptoms sound right.

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It could possibly be a battery with no or very low amps. I would get it checked by a dealer or many auto parts stores have battery testers.

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SOURCE: 1993 buick lesabre won't crank. battery is good

most likelt the electrical ignition switch located on the transmission is shot
Just take a volt meter to see if power gets to the solenoid wire. If not replace that switch

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SOURCE: Battery tests at 12 volts but won't start but starts with jumper cables to other car

Check the voltage when cranking the engine, if it drops below 10 or 11 volts the battery probably needs replacing. Also check the voltage when it is running, it should be 14 volts or more. If it is not then the alternator is not charging.

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Voltage drop test

First, check battery post to cable connection: positive meter lead on battery positive post, negaitve lead on battery's positive cable clamp. Crank the engine and note the reading. A good connection should have zero voltage drop. Second, check the positive cable: positve meter lead on positive battery clamp, negative lead on starter terminal connector. A good cable will show a voltage drop of .2 volts or less while cranking. Third, check the starter connection: positive meter lead on positive battery terminal on the solenoid, negative meter lead on actual starter stud. A good connection will have a voltage drop of near zero volts. Now to check the negative side of the circuit. Total drop on the ground side should be .3 volts or less and can be checked by placing positive meter lead on starter housing and negative meter lead on battery ground post. Take your reading while cranking the engine, and be sure your connection at the starter is solid and clean. If total voltage drop on this side of the circuit is excessive, complete testing at all connections in the same fashion as the positive side of the circuit. Check the following: between battery post and clamp (zero voltage drop), cable end at battery to cable end at engine. (.2 volts or less), cable end at engine to engine itself (near zero voltage drop), and finally between starter housing and engine block (.1 volts or less).

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