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1995 Grand Prix Turn Key Doesnt Start

I put a new starter on a new battery checked all the fuses and gas. All these things are good. When I turn the key everything lights up.

When you turn the key it does nothing. If I try to start it on the starter it acts like it is going to start it turns over but then shuts down.

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  • timogren130 Sep 10, 2009

    I forgot to mention I also put a new battery in.

  • timogren130 Sep 10, 2009

    I put a new starter on and also tested the starter.

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Starter going bad or not sufficient battery power to turn over the vehicle from what i gather

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