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2001 oldsmobile: roll down..problems starting..key and it wont start

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we have a 2001 oldsmobile that has been having issues, and my husband refuses to take it to a shop. First the drivers side window wouldn't roll down, I figure it's the motor on it that needs to be replaced and then it started to have problems starting... we replaced the battery completely but now this afternoon the thing wont do anything, I turn the key and it wont start, it wont even make a sound, and my husband is out at sea..
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tom replied 8 years ago.
Do the dash lights come on?Do any lights on the dash blink when trying to start the car
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
they come on and stay on.
Expert:  Tom replied 8 years ago.
So no blinking lights,is there even a click?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
none once so ever
Expert:  Tom replied 8 years ago.
Ok sounds like the starter seized,can you put the car in neutral roll back or forward a little and see if it starts
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I tired it but it does nothing
Expert:  Tom replied 8 years ago.
Ok what you need is for someone to see if you have power to the starter if there is power to the starter then the starter itself is bad and needs to be replaced ,if there is no power and all the fuses are good then you need to replace the starter relay this is the next step top take
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thank you so very much, I will have it looked at
Expert:  Tom replied 8 years ago.
No problem glad to help good luck