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Old 06-22-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 SSEi and when I turn the key I get nothing. It will not even turn over.

Sometimes after a few dozen turns it will start. Appears to have plenty of juice in the battery. I hear the clicking under the back seat by the battery when I turn the key-Also all the battery connections are good with no corrosion.

Is this a relay issue? Starter????

If a relay which relay should I be looking at??

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The click should be your relay. So I would check to see if it'* getting to the starter. But from what your saying it sounds like a starter problem.
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Thanks Dan. Think I should take the starter down and have it tested?
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Ya, I would take it to have it tested.
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I had the starter checked and it fire up at my parts guys bench. I also replaced the battery and still it won't start. Checked all my connections and they are good.

What else should I look for?
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In the manual is states "When trying to start the vehicle, if engine does not start and the SECURITY light comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder."

After I try to start it and the gauges reset the SECURITY does come on and then turns off.

Is this what the manual is talking about?
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Checked the starter after reinstall and there is power getting to the starter.

Bad relay? PK3 Key Transponder?
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Security light indicates fault by either staying on, or by blinking. Normal operations are indicated when the light comes on for a second, and goes out. If you are getting power to the starter when you hit the key, I would be led to believe the issue lies with the starter motor, or with a grounding issue. When the starter was bench tested, was it tested through the solenoid, or was it just tested to the positive on the starter? Solenoid could be bad too.
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Security light indicates fault by either staying on, or by blinking. Normal operations are indicated when the light comes on for a second, and goes out. If you are getting power to the starter when you hit the key, I would be led to believe the issue lies with the starter motor, or with a grounding issue. When the starter was bench tested, was it tested through the solenoid, or was it just tested to the positive on the starter? Solenoid could be bad too.
I am assuming he just hooked up the battery to the terminals on the starter...How would you test through the solenoid?

When I started the car I turned the KEY to ON and then went underneath and arched the starter motor with a screw drive. That is how I knew there was power to the starter.

When I turn the key to start the lights do not dim.

Bad Solenoid??
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