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Turn key nothing BUT sounds like something running in engine

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turn key nothing BUT sounds like something running in engine compartment 2001 lesabre
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: in park. I think yes wheel lock.
JA: Are you fixing your LeSabre yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes self. so far just wait for whatever is running to stop then try starting.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that will cause a no crank condition and it will take some testing to determine what is going on. You could have a bad starter, ignition switch, the powertrain control module may not be awake, it could be the starter relay, wiring, a security issue; there are dozens of possible causes.

Do you hear a click when turning the key to the crank position?