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I have a 1997 Buick LeSabre, that will not start. in July,

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I have a 1997 Buick LeSabre, that will not start. in July, the starter was faulty and i replaced it. now the car will not start again. any ideas
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Did you have the battery disconnected?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no i am currently away from the car, at work
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

So you replaced the starter with out disconnecting the battery?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No when i replaced the starter in july, i disconnected the starter
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Please tell me in detail what you have done and what the car is doing please. Do you know if the security light is coming on or flashing?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the car has been running since july, just last week it started to have intermittent starting issues now it wont start at all
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a digital volt meter? Does your key have the little metal chip in the top of it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the car has a security light that flashes when you turn to start, yes i have a meter, but i am 50 miles away from the car. when you turn the key to the on position ALL of the accessory lights and sounds work, but it does not start. no clicking, as if battery problem, or starter noise
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

What time will you be back home so we can do a couple of simple tests?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the key has a small black chip in it, i even tried the other key to see if that chip would work
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

What time will you be back home so we can do a couple of simple tests?