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I have grand am gt 2002 most time it starts.replace starter and new battrie. when turn the keyno power to moter I have to turn the keys on and off couple time and then it starts up any ideas on whats

I change the battery and new starter

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Could be issue with ignition switch or security system? If the starter motor won't crank, check voltage circuits at the starter. Usually two voltage circuits, one is battery voltage, hot all the time. The other voltage comes from crank position of ignition switch. That circuit could be routed through the neutral switch or clutch switch, depending on your tranny.

Any testing at starter make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set.

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I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.

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Replce the Starter Relay in the Fuse Box under the Hood.

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Is your charger working? Try jump starting it.

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I take it the car don't crank over. Check battery cables & grounds if you have aftermarket alarm remove it ck neutral safety switch & ignition switch

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SOURCE: changing starter on a 2000 grand am gt

undo the 2 nuts on the cilinoid remove wires undo the 2 bolts that hold the plastic cover over the starter bolts remover the 2 starter bolts replace with new starter and do everything in reverse

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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