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Car won't start

Turned key. Nothing. Lights and Radio are fine. No "Clicking" from low charge, Nothing. Hooked up charger. Indicates battery good to go. '97 bonneville se 3.8 automatic no turbo
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  • mtklein49 Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem I turn the key on all that happens is the security light flashes turn the key to start no juice to the stater trigger terminal wire

    I hot wired it , it run for a few seconds

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    Car wont start--spark is fine, everything works, but seems like it is not getting a fuel.

  • djprinceoreo Aug 30, 2008

    wont start, no fuel , pump not comming on just turning like it wants to start but jus draining down the battery

  • mikesgta Dec 03, 2008

    Im having a problem with my 97 bonny...it was in need of a tune up so i just gave it one, then i got it running perfectly fine no problem, i shut the car off to clear the codes, then i whent to start it and all i got was a click, replaced battery same click, next day i tried to start it got the same click then what sounded like and explosion, opened hood and saw that my upper intake manifold blew apart!! Any help please and thanks

  • easyh2o Mar 05, 2009

    Car will not even try to start. The Battery is good but all I get when turning the key all the way is on click coming from under the dashboard. Tried moving the shift liver from P (park) to L (low) several times on different days but still on luck. I don't want to pull the starter and find out it is ok. If you have had this problem before please let me know if you found the problem.

  • tr68 Apr 23, 2009

    plenty of juice. took it out of park and then slammed it back into park then it started just fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    changed headlights and put aftermarket bumpers on my car.turn ignition on, all gauges max out and go back to zero .battery was crappy before so I bought a new battery and hear a clicking sound in fuse box when trying to start it. when hooked up to battery charger everything seems to trip out and click more often. checked all fuses and they are all good .tried to see if it was security system and definatly not that car ran perfect before all this...

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Let the car sit for about 5 minutes and then use your secondary (in this case my wife's copy of the) ignition key. Vrrrooooom!

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Try two things first check the key if it has a chip that could be it,probably not reading the code.Or it is the ignition control module underneath the ignition coils.That piece can be easily removed and taken to an auto parts store and can be checked.Do not have to remove any plug wires as to not mess up the firing order...

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Check the lever for putting the car in park/drive.
If the switch/sensor that detects where it is at (i.e. P, R, N, D, 2, 1) is broken or loose, it may think the car is not in Park and cars with automatic transmissions will not start unless they are in Park.
It might also be the starter is bad.

Ken P.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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