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Pete i have a pontiac 3.8 super charge i replaced the

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Hi Pete i have a pontiac 3.8 super charge i replaced the starter tried cranking it turns but will not start, i was wondering if the battery might have a bad cell or something, its a new battery, thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

is this a Bonneville ?

can you see if the small purple wire at the starter solenoid shows 12 volts when you hold the key to crank position ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO ITS A PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

does the purple wire at the starter show 12 volts when you hold the key to crank ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it has 12 volts, just like its not strong enough to turn over more than twice
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

both battery cables are clean and tight ?

will it crank over with a jump start ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
right now no one around to jump it , i tried that before i replaced the starter with no but that was sdue to a bad starter, so i will wait to do that next thanks
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

if that purple wire shows 12 volts when you hold the key to crank

then this issue comes down to a defective battery or battery cables OR something on or inside the engine causing a restriction for the starter to be able to turn it over

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks i will let you know the results asap
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

sure thing

you can always get me back through this post any time for FREE with any follow up with this question anytime even after you rate us here at Justanswer !

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out ?

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