Engine will not turn over

Tiny
SHADB
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  • 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE
I was flushing out my radiator. Before I replaced the coolant my little bad cousin went to my car and was trying to crank it. Now it will not even turn over when I try to crank it. I check the motor and it is not locked up. Does anyone know what the problem might be? Everything else work it just will not crank or even turn over now.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 1:48 AM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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It sounds like the starter motor has gone out or you have a bad battery connection. Here is a guide to help you get started on checking for the problem:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

If okay use a test light to test the small trigger wire and the starter to confirm the failure. Here is a guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

If bad here is a guide to show you how to change the starter out:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-starter-motor

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 6:17 AM
Tiny
SHADB
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Thank you it was the starter. I got an AC Delco unit for $134.00 started right up.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
JULIE H.
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  • 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE
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I kept on having to get a jump. Now my car will not take a jump. I took my battery to AutoZone and they charged it fully and said there was nothing wrong. I put the battery in and tried to start it and it shut off. What could drain my battery instantly and not allow me to receive a jump? I was told the alternator or starter. Which one do you think it is?
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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 AT 3:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Have the alternator load test and double check the battery connections.

No crank at all/nothing when key at cranking position. Do below:

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good.
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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 AT 3:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LANDRY
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  • 1998 BUICK PARK AVENUE
V8 front wheel drive automatic.

I Just wanted to know could it be my starter if my car does not turn over it does not say a word?
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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 AT 3:30 PM (Merged)

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