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2001 intrigue: the battery and it wont start and doesnt turn over

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how can i start a 2001 intrigue without using the ignition? i just changed the battery and it won't start and doesn't turn over.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thank you for using Just Answer


when you say it doesn't turn over is the engine not even turning or is it turning but not catching?


did you notice any theft light during this?



Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It started just fine two days ago, when we tried to start it today it wouldn't catch, it didn't make the clicking sound..

Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

did the motor spin and not start?


or did the motor not spin?



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the motor hasn't been spinning.
Expert:  Paul M ASE Master replied 7 years ago.

common causes are the ignition switch , the starter relay , or the starter


you need to check power to the starter while someone is holding the key to start


I am attaching a repair report for no crank testing below




Vehicle Application:
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L, Vin H, Eng Cfg V6
Customer Concern:Engine will not crank.
Tests/Procedures:1. Check for the starter relay to click when the ignition switch is turned to crank.

2. Check for the IGN1 relay to click when the ignition is turned from off to crank.

3. Test for 12 volts on the Pink wire, terminal B in the C1 connector at the ignition switch in run and crank.

4. If missing, test for 12 volts on the Orange wire in terminal A in the C2 connector at the ignition switch at all times.

5. If the there is no voltage on the Pink wire and there is voltage on the Orange wire, replace the ignition switch.
Potential Causes:Ignition Switch
Starter Relay
Diagnostic Codes:None




let me know what you find and if you need more help





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