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The problem i am having with my buick is that it will not turn over when the key switch is in the start position. I have changed the switch and it still wont turn over. It will start for a secound if i jump it across the starter.

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  • Glenn O'Donal Nov 24, 2012

    Found the peoblem with it a few days latter. It had a broken wire in the stearing colum that went to the switch. Small blue wire. Replaced it and it took right off.

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You are going to have to do some trouble shooting with a 12 volt meter.If you don't have one borrow one or buy one.Follow the positive wire from the battery to the starter solenoid.Check to see you have 12 volts going into the solenoid from the battery.If you don't the wire may be rotted out on the inside. Have someone advance the key and check to see if you have 12 volts going to one of the smaller wires on the solenoid when the key is turned.If there is a yes to both of these and the starter will not crank the engine over then I believe you have a bad starter solenoid and you will need to replace the starter/solenoid . The fact that it will crank the engine when you jump across the starter more or less cinches it for me. Good Luck

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