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no crank but then starts on 2nd try


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93PA
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Aug 8, 2012, 10:33 PM

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1993
Buick
Park Ave
130,000 miles

Hello. Sometimes no crank. Lights do not dim. Security light not on. If I get a "no crank" and do NOT return key to off position and retry it will start.


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Aug 9, 2012, 4:53 AM

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You'll probably have to make sure you have power down on the small wire on the starter solenoid when it doesn't want to crank. You can also try tapping on the starter motor while someone holds the key in the start position to see if the starter motor is the problem.





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93PA
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Aug 13, 2012, 12:25 PM

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Was trying to check suggested connection when the bolt broke. New starter and so far so good. Thanx.


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Aug 13, 2012, 5:02 PM

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Bolt broke? Smacking it too hard?Crazy





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93PA
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Aug 14, 2012, 9:28 AM

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Just a love tapWink. Was disconnecting lead from the ignition. Solenoid decided it wanted to be recycledShocked




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