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Old 05-09-2004, 07:55 PM
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wont even turn over

i have a 92 bonneville and i was running it in my driveway since my friend wants to buy it and it started and ran fine then i came back later that night to start it back up and when i tried to start it and it wouldnt even make a sound its got a new battery and all the lights and stuff work so its not the battery i even tried to jump start it any ideas whats wrong or what could have happened?

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Old 05-10-2004, 07:18 AM
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Try starting it in neutral, possibly a bad neutral safety switch? or starter, make sure cable ends are clean and tight at the battery!
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i tried starting it in nuetral and it still wouldnt turn over there is one of the starter cables that isnt really tight i got it finger tight and it still wouldnt do anything but the starter sparked when the wrench touched it i dont know if thats good or not im not good with electircal stuff but when i get back from work im gonna get the cable tightened and try it thanks for the advice
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If you saw sparks at the starter, that is the problem area, loose terminals! Tighten the batt also! Mike
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And disconnect the battery before you mess around!

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ok thanks for the advice im gonna go mess with it now

ok i got everything on the starter tightened got the battery terminals cleaned off and tightened and still got nothing lights work radio works battery gauge reads good but it still wont even turn over or make a sound

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You mean you turn the key and NOTHING happens?

If that's the case, then you've got to examine everything from the steering column to the starter.

Disconnect your battery again and trace the wire from your starter all the way to your steering column ... make sure it's not broken or disconnected somewhere.

Maybe your starter is blown? Fuses? You should have a fusible link at the starter/wire connection, too.

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ok i will try that i tested it with the test light and everything was getting power i dont know if it could still be the wire or fuses as i said im not good with electrical stuff but i will check the wire and fuses and if thats not it rip the starter out need to get rid of this so i can have money for my chevelle but thats a diffrent story thanks again for the advice
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Good luck, bro'.

The cool thing about this is, by the time you get through this dilemma, you'll be a whole lot better at electrical stuff than you were before! HA!


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Get a buddy to help ya hold the key down, while you tap on the starter, that usually will work once or twice, or check the small terminal on the solenoid for 12v w/ the key in the crank position.
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