1997 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80,000 miles
Car won't start. Engine does not turn. No clicking sounds from starter (possibly one click when ignition is turned). Battery is old but seems good. Lights are bright and do NOT dim when ignition is turned. Tried starting with battery charger/boost 30amp on. Still no start. Over the past month, noticed delay between turning ignition and starter engaging. Instead of starting immediately, it seemed to take a second or two before the starter responded. Hard to recall, but it seems delay became slightly longer over time.
#1. Where is the starter located on this engine. Front towards the radiator, or rear towards the cabin?
#2. How do I determine it's definitely the starter? I have a volt-ohm meter. What does bridging the connections on the solenoid do? How do I test/eliminate the ignition switch and neutral safety switch?
Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 7:23 PM