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Starting I have a 1992 Riviera and when i put the key in the ignition an go to start it it don't do anything,  all the lights come on and the dash lights up like it normally do but the car wont start. Any suggestions?

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  • dt31902 Aug 30, 2008

    No the motor don't turn over.  For the last 2 weeks it would make a clicking sound when i tried to turn the car on and wouldn't start,(not every time i started the car)  so id just leave it in the on position for 10 sec then try to start it and it would start. This morning i didn't have any problems started just fine, then this afternoon it made the clicking sound an just wouldn't start,  

  • dt31902 Aug 30, 2008

    Ok thank you very much. I was thinking it was the chip in the key. Good thing I asked.  

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Does it try to start at all? does the motor turn over?

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  • Ronnie Houston Aug 30, 2008

    sounds like the starter on the car is going bad...theres a solenoid on the starter and if its not working all the time the car wont start.i would say the solenoid is either bad or going bad on the starter.that would explain the click you hear when you try to start it

  • Ronnie Houston Aug 30, 2008

    have the starter and solenoid checked to be sure but to me it sounds as if the solenoid is going out.thats the first thing id check....if it were the chip in the key it would fail to start anytime not just periodically

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