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When turn key on starter makes atinney sound does not engage flywheel

Froze over winter had trouble starting car

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If your battery is low on charge or you have to jump it off it may already be engaged and stuck in flywheel try turning motor by hand back and forth listen if you hear it pop out then try to start with good battery if doesnt work replace starter it could be the selinoid switch but you have to pull starter anyway so just replace all of it

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If you or a friend are handy with things mechanical...get on line, perhaps ebay motors and look up a solenoid rebuild kit. Remove starter, separate solenoid from starter body. Pay attention to order of disassembly. Install 2 contacts one opposite the other. Plunger goes right in the middle. By simply looking at parts in the bag, it will be obvious what goes where. Installation is reverse of removal. Obviously, remove negative battery terminal before doing anything....PHB

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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
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SOURCE: starting problem 1994 buick lesabre

check battery voltage .it should be 12.5 volts.

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SOURCE: Car wount start. When you turn the ignition key it

check your battery first if that is good and charged 12 volts you have to look at connections at starter could be loose if not then try testing small wire at starter for power while key is in the on position to do this you will need help some one to turn key as if to start power should be at small wire if it is than starter is bad. the clicking coming from under dash is starter relay usually click when low voltage or a short in starter

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SOURCE: turn on key and starter will not engage, makes no

set parking brake, put transmission in N, try starting again. the neutral safety switch may need replacing.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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