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KEY TURNS OVER, NO CLICKING BUT CAR WON'T START.

1992 Geo Prizm • 116,000 miles

I just bought my 1992 Geo Prizm yesterday, and was in the process of driving it back from the northern part of VA, back to the Hampton Roads area. Stopped for a pick restroom break, and when I came back out to my car it wouldn't start. The key rolls over, all the dash lights come on, headlights worked, but the car just wouldn't start. Though it didn't make any clicking noises. After calling for AA to come and pick it up, I waited for about 45 mins with the hood of my car up and tried starting it again. It started without a problem. The car wasn't over heated, and the battery still had plenty of juice so I don't think this is a battery problem. The woman I bought it from just had the water pump replaced because the pervious one had gone bad.

Any suggestions?
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Mirei
May 11, 2012.




So far it's only happened this 1 time?

Tiny
Fixitmr
May 11, 2012.
Have the battery and alternator tested. Start hear

Djcl
May 11, 2012.
Yes, this has only happend once. It's a four cyl base model.

Tiny
Mirei
May 12, 2012.
It sounds like a starter issue from your description. Have it checked for a dead spot.

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
May 12, 2012.

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