Stating problems - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ft. Jennings Ohio
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonniville_ssei is on a distinguished road
Default Stating problems

Hey I woke up this morning started my car and it started fine went to the gas station put gas in went inside did my thing came back out got in to my car went to start in and nothing no click as if my starter went out. I turned my lights and thay did not dim made sure my shifter was in park and still nothing does any body know what the problem might be? Let me know
bonniville_ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Please post your mechanical problems in the proper forum. General Chat is not for these issues.

I'll move this to 92-99 for you.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default start

try putting it in nuetral and see if it starts.
I assume you mean you put on the lights and they were not dim?
Also try another key, could be the Vats system.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 08:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CSFiend is on a distinguished road
Default

Or, have somebody holding the key in the crank position and smack the starter with a hammer. If it cranks after hitting it, you need a starter. You may have to hit it repeatedly, but no more than 10-15 times. And don't break the case on it either, smack it but don't wail on it.
CSFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 09:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

What is your Security light doing when you try and crank it?
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 10:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: B'ham.AL
Posts: 435
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ron350 is on a distinguished road
Default

The same thing happened to me last night but I did not think of putting it in N.
I loosened the negative battery cable and then retightened it and the car cranked?
ron350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 10:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default Re: start

Quote:
Originally Posted by SSEBONNE4EVA
try putting it in nuetral and see if it starts.
I assume you mean you put on the lights and they were not dim?
Also try another key, could be the Vats system.

if VATS was an issue the security light should come on (assuming security light comes on when it is running fine)
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 11:18 PM   #8
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

2 systems (to simplify) can prevent the starter circuit from working in an INTENDED manner.

P/N safety switch: When misadjusted can cause the car to fail to start if it dosen't KNOW it'* in a safe position (P or N). This is why you should try a N start.

VATS or PASSKEY (resistor pellet in the key). Clean the pellet with alcohol, clean the contacts in the switch that mate with it with a Qtip and alcohol. Try another key.

Knowing the state of that Security light would be helpful (as requested). The hammer trick is for after the first two items here are ruled out (Vats and P/N switch).
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2005, 11:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 600
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
imidazol is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Stating problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonniville_ssei
Hey I woke up this morning started my car and it started fine went to the gas station put gas in went inside did my thing came back out got in to my car went to start in and nothing no click as if my starter went out. I turned my lights and thay did not dim made sure my shifter was in park and still nothing does any body know what the problem might be? Let me know
Sounds to me like the VATS system when my car wouldn't crank last week. I got something on the key from my pocket. It is so quick when you let up and retwist the key those 3 times. Then you're locked out for 3-4 minutes. About the time it took to mess with the battery cable and get back in the car. Then the key worked with the contacts that time.
Clean the keys off just to be sure. Alcohol was recommended for me--dip the key and put it in to clean contacts inside the steering column.
Next time watch for the security light to just stay on solid no matter what you do with the key.
imidazol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2005, 03:08 AM   #10
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 78
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
stuffelse is on a distinguished road
Default

my '92 did the same thing to me several times this year, all dash and dome lights were fine, starter did nothing. turned out being the battery post cables on the positive were slightly corroded and not tight enough, because there'* two pads held down by one bolt, there was corrosion between them, bad connection on one, the rest is history....
stuffelse is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stating the Obvious Rockstar04 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 30 02-08-2010 04:29 PM
problems after problems samkivel 2000-2005 2 09-25-2007 01:54 PM
Problems Problems..... jbbiggs 1992-1999 10 11-12-2005 11:21 AM
Problems, Problems, Problems... swartlkk 2000-2005 2 11-04-2005 08:57 PM
problems, problems, problems big_boss2010 1992-1999 15 04-25-2004 09:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:34 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.