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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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I have the same problem, turn the key nothing happens. I also jumped fire at the starter, car would start and run only a few seconds. Tried the gears, nothing. Everything else on the car operates perfectly, spoke to several mechanics they are trying to find the problem. Will keep you posted.

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Please try visual check under hood confirms no obvious failures like missing drive belt or disconnected electric wires, blown fuse... check for any sensor failure in the car or blocked fuel system in the car which is creating this problem ...
Please use this link its the service manual of the car:

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800b192d


Good luck...

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I think this is a problem with your starter, did you check or replace the starter? Check also for shorted wiring's that can also cause this problem..

Hope that helps.........

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If you cannot hear the starter motor, check fuses, there can be a broken contact to motor or ignition barrel faulty.

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    The mechanic will connect a scanner to the computer, it should return an error code, usually from there you locate the problem.

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