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My dad says the ignition switch maybe what's causing my 1994 Grand Prix not to start. The battery still has juice, and he says the starter is good, but maybe the starter relay isn't. What do you think? It makes no noise at all when I start my poor baby up.

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Look on the dash for a light that says "security" when it doesn't start. It's very common on GM vehicles for the security system to shut down the starter if there is a mis communication in the security system. Look at this link for info and solutions that you can do yourself http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

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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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