My engine will not turn over?

Tiny
CARRIANN STONE
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
Just bought this car and it will not turn over. Battery is good and interior lights come on when key is turned. What could it be?
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Friday, July 14th, 2017 AT 8:20 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Check to see if you have power at the solenoid wire at the starter with the key on crank. if yes and power at the main terminal the starter will be faulty. if no check the range switch on the transmission and also the ignition switch as well. It sounds like the battery is weak or the starter has gone out but to be sure lets check out these guides, they can help us fix it

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
PEGASUSKAT1
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET VENTURE
I was in an accident in January and damaged front driver's side headlights and parking lights area. Problem was caused by alternator failure. All damaged parts have been repaired and alternator replaced. Also have a new battery? Please help!
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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This sounds like the starter is bad, this guide can help us fix it

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Roy
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PEGASUSKAT1
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The starter was replaced, all fixed thank you.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WRANGLERMELISSA@HOTMAIL.C
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 132,000 MILES
I'm not sure if it is the computer or battery. Used it 2 times during the day - normal usage. Went to move it 10 hours later about 10 p.M. And it wouldn't start at all - not even turn over. The dash lights and radio came on but nothing else. The red indicator warning light flashed but didn't catch its message. Then tried it in the morning and no lights came on and wouldn't turn over either. Tried charging the battery and the charger said it was charged but still it wouldn't do anything when turned the key. Replaced the starter and that didn't do anything either. Have no idea what it could be. Please help.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Welcome, did you try cranking in neutral? Check the circuits at the starter relay, underhood, passenger side front, on radiator support. Wiring colors if you can see them, red-- orange with black tracer-- purple-- yellow with black tracer. The voltage for switch side of relay is usually hot all the time, voltage for coil side of relay goes hot with the key in the crank position. That circuit does go through the neutral switch. Did you check the crank fuse?
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DEEHIGHTOWER
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
2002 Chevy Venture 6 cyl Automatic 171000 miles

The security light is on, radio won't work and it will not crank. What can I do.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If the security light is staying on when you try to start it, then it has the car shut down. If you have a different key, try it. If it doesn't help check out this guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:42 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNALLY
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
My 2002 venture van will not start, all of the electrical components are dead. The van was working fine until this morning, I noticed the clock had reset to 12:00. I reset the clock and went on. I started the van for the second time and the clock was back to 12:00 I reset again and drove the vehicle. I did not notice any performance issues. When I shut the van off this time it will not restart, no inside lights, radio nothing, no clicking sound when you turn the key. I attempted to jump start but no luck nothing, no sound etc. Does this problem sound familiar? What do you think it is?
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DENNYP
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Check your battery connections. Have the battery tested. You might find the battery leaking from the positive terminal. If it's leaking, replace it. Make sure all connections are good and clean.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AZARIA
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 48,000 MILES
All dash lights and headlights come on no start at all. Had new ignition switch installed last summer at time it was done mechanic disarmed it. Didn't hear it come on drove car up until now and last night up until today it won't start. Any suggestions on what shall I do? I live too far from town need vehicle badly.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good evening,

I will attach a wire diagram for you to view.

You need to do some voltage checks to see why it will not start.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

The fuse block is under the hood by the battery and you need to check all those fuses.

Roy
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CLAIBORNE1002
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My low oil pressure light came on and a digging noise. Now when I try to start it it just makes a clicking noise.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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If the red light came on for low oil pressure it may be that the engine has already locked up from a loss of oil pressure. The sign of it only clicking when you try the key adds more to that. However, the first thing to do will be to see if you can rotate the engine by hand, either using the drive belt or by putting a wrench on the crankshaft bolt and trying to rotate the engine. If the engine will not move with either method it may have already failed and the only repair will be to rebuild it or replace it depending on the amount of internal damage.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MITCH35 OHIO
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 238,000 MILES
So I was driving a few days ago and van kept shutting off. Got it home checked everything determined fuel pump was bad. Installed a new fuel pump it tried to start twice now it will crank once or click then make a swoosh sound and door locks lock and unlock and CD player tries to eject all the lights and stuff work correctly.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Based on your description, it sounds like the battery is weak. That is the first thing I suggest checking. Also, most likely you had the battery disconnected when doing the work. Make sure the cables are clean and tight.

Here is a quick and easy way to test the battery:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

If this isn't the issue, let me know. Also, let me know if the starter is properly cranking the engine.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MITCH35 OHIO
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Starter is good. I have battery charging.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome back:

Okay. Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MITCH35 OHIO
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So got new battery it cranks like it should, but can't here fuel pump come on. So going to try to replace fuel relay.
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MITCH35 OHIO
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So I got it running, but rough idle. I cleaned TPS and back to no start again. Any ideas?
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Monday, January 25th, 2021 AT 9:43 AM (Merged)

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