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starting problems

Old 12-12-2012, 11:32 AM
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starting problems

I have a 97 3.8L RS and i am having a starting issue with it. when i turn the key it dings twice for the seatbelt and then nothing. when i try to start it nothing happens. i can hear the fuel pump kick on but thats it. it wont even turn over. it has good battery power and everything. The problem started a couple months back when the car would do the same thing but after about 3 or 4 tries it would turn on. i replaced the lock cylinder but that had no effect. I just did a full rebuild on the engine and transmission a month ago and i would really like to get some use out of the car. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:20 PM
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Re: starting problems

Check to see if the cables or tight on the starter & battery
check to see if the starter or the starter relay has gone bad
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:55 PM
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does the security light stay on after key is in run position for more then 15 seconds? I would also check the neutral start switch and vats start enable relay.
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