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2002 alero will not turn over with key tried jump starting

Customer Question

2002 alero will not turn over with key tried jump starting by bridging the solinoid with the key on will not start
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: did not try to turn the wheel have 2 keys niether will work
JA: Are you fixing your Alero yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: if possible just dont know where tostart
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

If the battery and battery cables are in good condition. Replace the starter.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

4 or 6 cylinder?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
the starter works when bridged will not start with key turned on or trying to start with key
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

I thought the starter would not spin when bridged.

The next step is to check the smallest wire on the starter for voltage when the key is put in the start position.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
anything else to check
the engine wont start
Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

Try applying 12 volts to the starter solenoid with a jumper wire or remote starter.

Expert:  Dan replied 1 month ago.

I can send you a wiring diagram of the starting circuit if you would like.

Expert:  Dan replied 29 days ago.

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