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1996 BuickLesabre Car wont start

I can put the key in the ignition turn the key, all dash lights come on but the starter does not turn over no sound at all.I have checked battery i have 12.5 volts I can short the starter with a screwdriver the car starts and runs approx. 20 seconds then dies I can do this over and over with the same results.The car did start one time with the key like it is suppose too and the car ran good like it should it seems to be some kind of a short somewhere could someone help

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You might see if the problem is the computer key chip. Its part of the antitheft and will affect the ignition. If you have more than one key try using the other key and see if it works better. You may need the dealer for a replacement key although you can order keys with chips. You need an uncorrupted (good) key to copy one.

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Check to make sure the starter is tightened to the engine

then look for a relay problem

good luck

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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