1995 Chevy Lumina 3.1 Lumina will not start

Tiny
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 16,000 MILES
Have 12 volt to small purple wire on starter when ignition in crank position. Fat red wire at starter hot 12V from battey all the time. Replaced ground wire from starter to battery. Car still will not start.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 4:34 AM

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Tiny
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If you have battery voltage to the purple wire on the small terminal on the starter solenoid while in cranking position-the starter should be engaging the engine if not could be the starter overrunning clutch slipping or the engine is seized. Double check the battery and connections to the starter and engine ground.

Will no start: did you meant will not crank at all/nothing or its cranking over and will not start?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for reply. Starter will not offer to turn. No crank. Silence. Is it time to remove starter and bench check? Have already replaced ground wire, starter to battery.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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Could be just the brushes-clean up the commutator/change the brush or file it down
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 5:46 AM
Tiny
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Thanks raz. I will be glad to pay for the advice. Am unsure about how it works. New to site. Weak computer skills. Since the starter is original to the car now with 160K I will take it in for a bench test and buy a new starter and solenoid if starter checks bad. I know the delco stuf is good. Would you reccommend getting it re-built or buy what O'reillyt, etc has to offer?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
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It'd would be nice if you donate a little this what keeps the site going to help people like you and the others. The website is secured for this purposes and does not share any type of private/personal information. I recommend Delco. Under budget-You can DIY with some basic tools/sandpaper and a file if you're willing to do it, otherwise replace it and you are very welcome and thanks for using 2carpros-Aloha
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 6:16 AM
Tiny
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Ras, Who gets the donation? And what are we talking. That is, amount of donation. Is it O.K. That I not donate /pay until I get the car running. Or is the protocol to donate along and along?
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 6:28 AM
Tiny
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We the moderators shares the donation and part of it goes to the website maintenances-Any amount will do as you wish better than nothing its all up to you now or later. TY
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 6:52 AM
Tiny
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I remain stumped on my 1995 Lumina not starting problem. Had starter bench checked by three different shops. Starter cks out good on bench. Positive wire from battery to starter solenoid clean, no corrosion, attached to big stud on solenoid & reads 12.5 volts to ground at solenoid. When ignition switch is held in crank position small purple wire on solenoid reads 12.5 volts to ground. Installed new ground wire from battery neg post to block. Starter will not offer to turn. Solenoid does not engage. Nothing.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Check fuse no.11 5amp, If it has a theft deterrent device -check and test the theft deterrent relay and the theft deterrent module


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Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 5:09 PM

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