1999 Pontiac Bonneville Wont crank

Tiny
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I had the battery, alternator, and starter tested, all were fine. My cluster lights dont work, everything else does. When I go to start it, it wont turn over, nothing. What is my problem?
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 3:12 PM

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Tiny
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Could be several things, first, try to start it in neutral, if it starts then the neutral safety switch is faulty, if it doesnt, then it sounds like you have a connection problem, check all wiring pos and neg. From the battery to the alternator to the starter, for corrosion and loose connections
get back to me with your findings
j
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok I tried to put it in neutral and it didn't start. All the connections are nice and tight and I cleaned them when put the parts I had mentioned back in
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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Ok see if you can take a jump
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Tried to jump from the battery and the starter, when I jump it from the battery I get nothin and on the starter it turns over but doesnt fire up.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 9:36 PM
Tiny
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Ok, how bout spark and fuel, do you hear the fuel pump turning on when you turn the key to on? And do you have spark?
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 11:07 AM
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How did you test the alternator, it needs to come out and go to autozone where they can put it on a load machine.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 11:08 AM
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I got spark and I can hear the fuel pump. Yep, I took the alternator out and took it to autozone. The only thing wrong with the alternator is the bearings are going bad.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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I think its a fuel thing I did a search on recalls, and my year was one if them.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 2:33 PM
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The recall should indicate what they did as a "fix"
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 7:21 PM
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I really highly doubt it has anything to do with that really. I think its a wiring issue. Do you maybe have an idea how much it would cost to have them check the wiring and fix it, if that is the problem? Money really is an issue as im very limited in how much I can spend.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 8:07 PM
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To check the wiring and fix, probably a hundred dollars or so for diagnostic all together 300 to 400 for any wiring, like injector harnasses.
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 12:23 PM
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Thats what I thought. Well, thanks for trying man. I really appreaciate it a lot.
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 1:53 PM
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Ok sorry I couldnt be of more help
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Friday, July 31st, 2009 AT 7:37 AM

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