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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First you add octane booster to two year old gas. It is too late for stabil. Find the idle air solenoid and take it out and clean it with throttle body cleaner. Try not to push it in or out. Reinstall and turn on key for I min. and off for 1 min. then start the car.
Not all replacement parts are good. I would guess that the new ignition switch is bad. Its also possible that the wiring harness is loose where its connected to the ignition switch. You could try jiggling the wires.
big cluster of grounds on driver side right in front of door next to fuse box on wall. it may be wet here too since it is a cabrio. My jetta has a sunroof,the drain tube was loose and in this area, I knocked one of these grounds loose reattaching the drain tube and didnt notice what I had done. Tried to start car nd it wouldnt crank at all. was fn around for like 45 minutes and found if I held the driver side window buttom when I crancke the key to start it would crank and run untill I let go of the window button ,weird. Any way check those grounds I bet the are corroded
The key icon is not the check engine light but the immobilizer light, therefore the car wont start. I have the same issue with my 03 Tiburon after i changed the motor and tranny. It ran fine for a couple of days and the quit. I took towed the car to a dealership and they stated I needed a new BCM for $1200. However, I got a used BCM from an auto wrecker and will get the dealership to program it for about $200.