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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Re: 1996 BuickLesabre Car wont start
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 your cables at the battery and the starter,,make sure they are clean and tight and check the water level in your battery if it is not a sealed battery and also have your battery tested, if everything is ok, it seems like you have bad starter.
The security, antitheft or lock picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.
check ALL the ground leads coming out of the battery,sounds like somethind is loose or not making a perfect connection,get back to me and we'll go through tracing the problem. remember lights do not need a pefect ground Thanks Ray please rate my fix
Put a test light on the starter ignition terminal,on the starter,if the test light lights up as soon as you turn the key to the start position,and the starter delays starting,check the voltage at the same spot,with a volt meter.If the voltage is lees than 12 volts,and then jumps to the 12 volts,after the delay,then replace the ignition switch.If the voltage is at 12 volts when the key is turned to start the car,and the delay occurs,replace the starter.
sounds like the starter here is why....
fuse blows in the under hood fuse block because the draw is to high to the starter. I got lucky and changed to a higher amp fuse to start the car to get in to my garage..... DO THIS ONLY ONCE AS HIGH CURENT IS NOT THE FIX,
Form the saturn..........when starters age they tend to have problems when engine hot.You need to replace the starter. As for the wagon it sounds like some sort of ignition problem if it's turning but not starting........I have seen o2 sensors cause this behavior. However to be sure you need to obtain an OBDII code reader to be positive of the issue. Thanks for choosing FIX YA!