2003 Oldsmobile Alero car won't start

Tiny
WALTER LARSEN
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  • 2003 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,498 MILES
Overnight my car wouldn't start. When you turn the key nothing happens. Replaced the battery and the starter and checked the fuses and the relays, allwere good.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 3:36 AM

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Tiny
MATHIASO
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Open the fuel filler neck, have someone start the car.
Let em know if you hear buzing noise from the tank.
Do you hear any click noise under the hood when attempting to start?
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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I can't start the car after I open the fuel filler neck, the car won't start. Ther was clicking noise before I replaced the starter.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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My security light blinks when I turn the key.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Security light blinking, car not starting means the computer has disable the fuel system.
Does the security blinks the day before the car couldn't start? I mean the first time?
Or does the security light blink after you replace the battery and starter?
Need more informations.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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Can't remember if it was blinking before. Now it only blinks after you try to start the car. The back-up lights work. There is nothig at all when you turn the key.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 2:58 PM
Tiny
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The theft- warning system use a series of simple switches as senosrs
But I do not know if the alarm is triggered when disconnecting the the old battery for the new one.
When disconneting batter, allways plug a memory saver into cigarette lighter socket to keep computer memory alive, for alarm, for your radio setting and the clock, it cost 10 buks at auto part.
Now let talk about the no starting issue.
As I said b4 the theft- warning system use a series of simple switches as senosrs.
Check door switches at the door jam of each door.
Door key cylinder switches, check if someone did not force the door, try to open it.
Check the hood switch
trunck switch
door lock actuator switch
ignition key switch, check ignition cylinder for losenss.
Or have forced the key in the cylinder many time trying to start the car.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
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I have changed the battery twice before and car was ok. All door locks are working smoothly, as well as trunck lock, hood latch works ok. The ignition works smoothly and always has, no forced entry noticed.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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I figured it out. Just had to leave key turned to on position for 10 minutes, then turn off and start car. Was the passlock system.
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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I do not what security system you have on your vehicle.
I'm glad you figure it out.
Thanks
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Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 4:42 PM

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