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1996 chevy lumina sedan, not van

Just trying to find where all of the ground points are. car wont start by itself, jumped the starter, worked but died seconds later, key was in the on position. starter is good, solenoid was tested and passed, ignition switch is brand new, ignition module has been tested and also passed. battery is fully charged, new coil packs and wires and plugs. No damn clue what is going on. oh yeah, and the key was tested and the chip is in working condition. Lost in the sauce at this point.

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Dan , check the wiring harness where it droops down on the pass side near the radiator. the wiring always gets corroded here and all kinds of things can happen. open up the harness and check the wiring. repair the obvious wires and then tug the rest of them. also check the fusebox in the engine compartment for corrosion and poor connections to the relays. there are two grounds on the front of the engineand most importantly one major ground on the lowest tarnsmission bell housing bolt/stud
near the starter. all of these were common with these vans.
also chech the fusable links at the starter-baisically pull on any suspicious looking wires you see might be corroded or have a "BUMP" in them wich is usally a ball of corrosion.
good luck, wish i was there to help

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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