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It won't start. it a 2007. I thought it was the starter. so…

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It won't start. it...

It won't start. it a 2007. I thought it was the starter. so i put on a new one and still no start. so i' m thinking it might be the anti theft. I have a lock and car ***** *****ght flashing on the dash.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Fuses yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '07 Buick?

Lucerne

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Lucerne yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes , a new starter so far

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I checked the Battery all good there.

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Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I'll be more than happy to assist you. Please allow me a few minutes to review your information. Thank you

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Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

is the engine at least cranking or is it not doing anything?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
turn the key and nothing happen except the light go off
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

no click, rapid clicks? battery terminals free of corrosion and are they tight?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
starter doesn't click. battery is good. when your turn the keythe battery volts go from 12.36 down to 12.04.
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

thats fine. as long as it doesnt drop below 9.8.....

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Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok, we need to pull the starter relay. are you familiar with its location?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
is that located in the fuse block under the hood
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

yes sir

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ok got it
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

how are the prongs numbered?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
30 86
85 87
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok check slot 30 for 12vdc

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Key off, there is 12vdc
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok good, now make a jumper wire. put one end in 30 and the other in 87

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the starter engaged and turned over.
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok, so the starter is good. now, with the key in the run position, check for 12vdc in slot 86

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
voltage was in 85.
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok. thats ok

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Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

try to start it in neutral

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no go
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok, standby

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Fuses are all good.
David thanks for your help. I have got to call it. I've got to get to bed. I'm not sure how much more you've got for me to check.But it will have to wait till tomorrow.
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok, ill be on tomorrow

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
how do I get back to you?
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

right here my friend

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thanks and good night.
Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

you bet

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Buick Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

hows it going?

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