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Old 10-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Angry bonnie wont start but everything comes on

hey guys

Went out to start my 1998 SE :

I put the key in.
turned it to the run position
then turned it to the start position
engine cranked over normally
i let the key out of the start position too early engine didnt fire
turn it back to start position
all lights gauges come on, engine and starter do nothing.
no clicking no nothing ,

battery is fine
tried puting the car in gear and pushing it forward ,
tired spare keys

please help me i need to go to work tomorrow
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Take a look at this:

https://www.gmforum.com/t279119/

I will keep an eye out for your response, and get you more help if needed.
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When you insert your ignition key and attempt to start the car, will the car not even attempt to crank over?
yes that is what happens


thats the most likely thing , could i have cooked a fuse ?

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By all means check all your fuses. Rule out the easy stuff first. Then, read the rest of the thread I sent to you. It moves beyond the symptoms and tells you how to fix the problem; by bypassing the VATS.
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im just not to sure about cuting wires and stuff like that
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Let me see who else is on tonight that may be able to help with this.
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Can you hear any clicking when you turn the key to the start position? You may have fried the solinoid.
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I'm leaning towards fuse and solenoid also might have a ground gone sour. I can't think of too many other things that would start out okay and then end this badly.
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Hang in here guys.

The first post says the engine cranks normally. The second post quotes engine doesn't crank over and the statement of yeah that'* what happenes accompanies it.

We need confirmation. Is the starter clicking, turning the engine over or doing nothing?

In 98 the VATS will allow the starter to engage and turn the motor over, the car will start and run for 2-5 seconds before the cylinder fuel prime is burnt off. The injectors are disabled by the VATs in 98.
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turns out my starter craped out, had a new one put in and good to go

sorry for the confusing first and second post , im not the easiest to understand when im stressed out / pissed off

just to clear it up , when the car wouldnt start , the starter did nothing i couldnt hear a click. all gauges came on

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