Car will not start

Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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  • 1993 BUICK CENTURY
  • 3.3L
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
My car had a leak from the rear, left side, I was told it was gas although it was never put on a rack. I had been starting it up everyday but today it wouldn't start. The dash lights, radio and light come on but there is no sound when I turn the key.
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 AT 9:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Can you take a voltage reading across your battery's terminals and get back to us with what you find out, please? You will have to use a multi-meter to do this, so I have included this link below for you to go to, if you are unfamiliar with how to use one.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

We will go from there.

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Alex
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 AT 10:16 PM
Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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Step 3 says start the engine. My engine doesn't start.
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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Are you thinking I may need a new battery?
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

We won't know if your vehicle needs a new battery until it gets tested. Could you take a voltage reading across your vehicle's battery terminals. To do this place your multi-meter in DC Volts (It will have a solid horizontal bar with dots underneath). Place the selector switch in the 20 position(20 Volts). Place the red lead from the multi-meter on the positive battery terminal and the black lead on the negative battery terminal and record the voltage reading. Next, get back to us with what it is, and we can go from there.

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Alex
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 AT 11:13 PM

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