1997 Buick Lesabre Engine won't start

Tiny
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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Automatic 67,000 miles

My husband went down to the store when he came out to try to start the car, It wouldn't start. We figured that it was the starter, so he replaced that, but still won't start. When you turn the key to the start position all the lights come on and the radio, ac etc. What could this problem be?
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 11:38 AM

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Tiny
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Pick your symptom:

**Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

**No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be the starter, starter relay, park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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We are now thinking it might be that the security system got tripped. Because the security light blinks when you try starting the car. Have you ever heard of this before?
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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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I found out that the problem was that a wire snapped on the lock solenoid.
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 6:22 PM

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