Question about 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
FIRST, make sure the battery connections are firm and not loose. Second, when getting a jump, allow the battery 10 mins or so to build up a charge before cranking. If nothing changes, (just get a click), then it's likely you're going to need to replace the starter motor. [Have you noticed recently the starter making a whoomp whoomp sound - going fast then slow then fast - ? This indicates a bent armature and can often give the behavior you describe. Strong battery, but just clicks when starting.]
It may be other problem with starter, will still need replaceing.
In an emergency, 2 people working together, one turn the key to start position, the other tap the starter motor with a hammer, may allow the motor to turn over and start the car. DANGER in this is shorting the main power cable to the starter against the frame or engine. EVEN A DEPLETED BATTERY is very dangerous.
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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