Whats wrong with 98 olds 88?

Tiny
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  • 1998 OLDSMOBILE 88
My car has been having trouble starting. All the lights will come on but nothing else happens. No noise not anything. We have put new spark plug wires and new spark plugs due to it shaking when on brake. We put a new battery in two days ago bc it died on me and started clicking really fast then some lights went out. After we put the battery in is started fine. Then it doesnt start sometimes and all lights are on. Im not understanding whats going on. The security light flashes but eventually goes off. The check engine light has been flashing since we took it to autozone, they said it was 6th cylinder so we did the spark plugs and wires. Plz help. Confuzed!
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:31 AM

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Tiny
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Please stick with the first question you asked and post replies there do not keep starting new questions. If you do that it will be really hard to help you. You will get different moderators answering the same question leaving everyone involed confused. Thanks in advanced for understanding.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:38 AM
Tiny
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My first question cut me off so I had started over. What to get EXACT answers. And want experts to know every detail. :) Thank you.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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When it wont start hold the key in start poss. Then tap on the starter with a hammer. Does it start?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
Tiny
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Idk. I have been taking key out of ignition and put it back it really gently and most of the time it works but. Not all the time
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:49 AM
Tiny
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Not the starter bc it doesnt click.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 3:51 AM
Tiny
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I still posted a reply to your question if you check your replies. So do you have any codes?If so what are the exact numbers?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:00 AM
Tiny
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Cadieman the security light is flashing meaning the starter was disabled by the anti theft system.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
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No. Codes for what?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM
Tiny
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Codes in the computer lets start with you getting the computer scanned for codes. Then let me know what the exact code numbers are not code descriptions. Sounds like the ignition cylinder or key is bad though.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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Thats exactly what I was thinking. I will find out the codes and get back to u on monday. Thank u for your help. Very much needed
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Ok sounds good keep me posted.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:41 AM
Tiny
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I will. And thank u.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome its pretty common for the ignition cylinders to cause no startsnon those cars.
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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 AT 4:53 AM

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