No crank, no start

Tiny
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  • 2002 BUICK LESABRE
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My car turns off while i'm driving, mostly at night. Dash lights, radio, headlights all work (*the left head light starts acting wierd like it turns off while the right side stays on) but no crank when I turn the key. It has no check engine light. I tested the battery, starter, and the the alternator and they all work fine. What can the problem be?
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 7:55 PM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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Did you try neutral on the no crank instead of park?
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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How do you eventually get it started?
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
DSHELLY77
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You may want to investigate the torque converter soleniod it can stall the car when at a stop light and also I've had it happen during driving
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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The TCC is not going to knock out the dash.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
DSHELLY77
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It's happend to me firsthand, unless It was a hallucination.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Maybe when I grow up and have over 8,500 answers then I can bad mouth actual experiences.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Don't get cocky. A faulty TCC solenoid will have no effect on electrical accessories or cluster functions. That's just a fact.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Did he say dash was not working?
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:31 PM
Tiny
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Dash lights, radio, headlights all work its in the post
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
DSHELLY77
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The one headlight could be a different issue. That's just fact
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Ok, I misread the part about the dash but a TCC is still impossible with the symptoms given. It will never cause a "no crank"

[quote]*the left head light starts acting wierd like it turns off while the right side stays on) but no crank when I turn the key[/quote]

It's time to back off the nonsense and wait for the customer to respond.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
CADIEMAN
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Check for start signal from the ingnition switch at the starter seloniod when it wont crank.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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Can we just let this guy respond so I can find out if he's jumping the car or not to get it started?
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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Well i cant get it started i have to push it back home if im close to my house. If not just park it and get it the next day to take it home. I just made a video a couple of minutes ago so you can see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8-VbC4EMZw
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 6:07 AM
Tiny
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OK, you've pretty much ruled out battery connections. The starter is highly suspect but it could really be most anything in the starter circuit and it would have to be troubleshooted. You could start out as Cadieman suggested by checking for power at the purple wire at the starter while the key is being held in the "start" position.
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
CADIEMAN
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Gm starter go bad and do nothing. If you have power on the purple wire. The starter needs to be replaced. Back in the day first thing im doing is have someone hold th key in start poss. Use a hammer to tap on the starter and see if it cranks.
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 5:49 PM

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