A month ago or so when I turned the key and my car did not start right away,it took a couple turns of the key. Since then this has grown worse to where now it takes 10 minutes of rapid key turning to get it to start. I had the starter and silonid tested, they passed. My battery connections are good. I'm lost, Please help! Thank you
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Re: 1990 Buick Lesabre , 3.8 Won't start
Can I please have a bit more detailed description of exactly HOW it won't start does it not turn the engine over?
Does the egine turn over and just won't start?
Does the starter "click" or do nothing ?
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Sounds like the starter to me(I assumed you meant won't crank when hot).I have replaced only 1 starter(on my neighbor's Taurus)in the 15 years after quitting the GM dealer tech job 15 years ago.I probably could make a career just changing GM starters and alternators.(I only have Mopars in my driveway!)
First of all check the power steering fluid, have someone turn the wheel and listen to see if the noise is comming from the p/s pump, if no noise it is likely comming from the strut bearings. Worse case it could be in the rack & pinion unit.
I had the same problem with my 89 Buick Le sabre. It turned out that I had to replace the computer. It was giving the wrong signals and cutting off the fuel. My engine light came on each time it happened. Since the computer was changed it has run like a charm. It cost about $500.
Also when they ran the tests for the eng light data the computer was giving the wrong info and so many of the wrong parts were first replaced.