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1994 grand prix

My starter motor won't crank from the key but will when i cross the solenoid.There is no click when i turn the key.Could there be a problem with the ignition switch or,the park neutral switch.

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  • yosemite sam Oct 15, 2008

    Hi Keemo68.Just got your e-mail as i've had computer problems too.Turned out it was the security

    system which i had to bypass.Thanks for the reply.Yosemite Sam.

    P.S.Hope you get this.

  • stonecrus70 Dec 08, 2008

    1994 grand prix wont start from key if i jump the starter it runs for about 5 sec. and shuts off security light stay on for about 5 mins and goes off still wont start, can i bypass the system and how do you do it .

  • ajkuns Apr 08, 2009

    1994 Grand Prix wont start from key.If I jump the starter it runs for about 5 sec. and shuts off.


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I think in this case it may be a loose connection on the positive side or a ground strap. nine times out of ten for the solenoid not to activate indicates there is no voltage. disconnect the battery connections and clean. reconnect also make sure all your grounding straps are tight.if there still is no click from solenoid then your solenoid is faulty and it's a new starter you will need.

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