Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Oldsmobile 98 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 250000 miles
About 3 months ago the car broke down and would not start, despite being jumped. There were at first dim lights and then no lights coming on and no sound being made when you would turn the key. We really did not need the car for the past couple months, so it has just been sitting there. But now we need to use the car.
I tried to jump it again, and nothing. So, I bought a new battery and hooked it up. Imediately the lights and other electrical started working, when they hadn't before. Tried to start it and finally got it to turn over on the 5th or so try. When it turned over it made strange noises, and then they stopped and the engine sounded normal. I wanted to check to see if it would start again, so I turned it off and tried to start it again. This time there was only a click but no start, not even an attempt at turning over. I have tried over and over for about 20 minutes, the same, turn the key just one low click noise, and then nothing. After the new battery, but not starting the lights and everything are still fine.
Thank you for any help!
UPDATE: Tried banging on the starter. The clicking noise got louder when you hit the starter, but still no start.
have the same problem?
Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 12:58 PM