Question about 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora
Turn key, all interior lights come on (so I know it's not the battery) but my car will not start. I replaced the starter about 2 years ago. How can I find out what the problem is?
If you havent fixed this already im sure you have found tapping on the starter is virtually impossable on an aurora.If the starter clicks but wont turn over the solinoid on the starter is bad.In an emergency you can grab the center boss of the top fan belt fully with a pair of channel locks and rotate the engine slightly. sometimes this puts the flywheel so the bendix will engage and start the engine ultimately you need to replace the starter or solinoid
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
If the starter does not try to crank the engine when you turn the key, a pretty reliable trick is to lightly tap on the body of the starter a few times and then attempt to start the car. If it then starts, your starter is bad. hopefully you've got a warranty on the starter.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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You always start with the battery. If you have no knowledge or experience troubleshooting these issues, your better off having a good repair shop lined up before you need one. Interior lights are not part of any starting system and do not draw much current as does the starter. The starter could be defective brand new, I have had that happen. It drives you crazy. So never speculate or assume. Follow a logical testing and elimination to sucess. Test battery, Cables and Grounds,Starter etc.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
Ok I just spent $165 on new starter, and still does not start, if you put car in neutral and vehicle will start, it will more than likely be neutral safety switch, also if you push forward on the gear shift and try turning the key it is the neutral safety switch. I believe what has happened with my vehicle is that previous owner spilled something on console and it has corroded the connections and just need taken apart and cleaned up at most replaced. Hope this solves your problem.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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