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1998 Chevy Lumina won't start, replace the starter and the battery and the wire to them are fine. Still won't start

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  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    it won't crank. the belt moves and that's it

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    it won't crank. the belt moves and that's it

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    it makes a click noise and the belt moves slowly and it make a whiny noise when that happens

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    I am not sure what a starter relay is

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    my car doesn't have a starter relay i think... I think it has a starter solenoid instead and that is also new

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    We even tried to start is by bypassing the battery and such by using a friends battery and hooking that to the starter and it still wouldn't start

  • angelique21 Apr 26, 2010

    Nope it has not ran out of oil or over heated

  • Walter Croxton May 11, 2010

    Wont turn over, or wont fire? Have you checked the starter Relay?

  • Vernon Williams May 11, 2010

    are you saying it won't start or won't crank? there is a difference. it is cranking when the engine turns over.

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I am having the same problem, changed starter & battery also. The last two people I talked to asked if my security light comes on and yes it does.......so they say it could be the keys and cylinder needs to be replaced because the system is no longer reading it properly........They also asked if it will start in neutral, so when it won't start try to start in neutral if so its a transmission relay or something like that. Hope this helps!!

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If no power is getting to the starter replace the electrical ignition switch next

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Has this car overheated or ran out of oil recently?

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  • Vernon Williams Apr 27, 2010

    based on what you have described it sounds like there is excessive resistance int that circuit. this is usually due to poor contact surface at the cables or a bad or loose ground lead to engine. try this before you buy anything else: disconnect both battery terminals push the terminal bolts out of the cable ends completely. take a piece of sandpaper or a wire brush and polish ALL flat surfaces that make contact; flat side of bolts, outer contact surface of terminals, and inner contact surface of terminals. reassemble and check cable attached to engine for tightness. let us know the results.

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98 chevy lumina wont start replaced starter and VATS relay only get click no crank what next?


Hey Todd how's it going ? How's the battery ? battery connections ? Are there any lights lit on the dash , security , check engine ? Because your getting a clicking there is nothing wrong with the theft deterrent relay ! Take a volt meter on the 20 volt scale an put negative lead at the negative battery post , then take your positive lead an put it on s terminal small wire on the starter solenoid an have someone turn the key to start position , you should see battery voltage . If you see battery voltage there is nothing wrong with the theft deterrent relay ! or the crank circuit. You need to do a voltage drop test on the starting system ! I'm thinking possible battery cable ! Starter Voltage Drop . you do know that you replaced a starter for no good reason !

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