Mechanics

WON'T START

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135, 00 miles

My van won't start. When you turn the key the lights and everything comes on but it does nothing. Sometimes it clicks. We tried to jump it but- nothing. I have a fairly new battery in it. What could it be?
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Angela_baier
September 25, 2009.




Welcome to the forum, have you tried cranking in neutral? How do interior lites react with the key in the crank position? If they just stay bright, sounds like an open circuit to the starter. If the lites go out, you need to make sure the battery has a full charge and the connections are ok. If that checks out, my next thought is the starter itself. How did you try to jump the starter?
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JDL
Sep 25, 2009.
You were right, it was the starter! Thank you sooooo much!

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Angela_baier
Sep 25, 2009.

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