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The 2004 Oldsmobile alero will crank for a second then

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The 2004 Oldsmobile alero...

The 2004 Oldsmobile alero will crank for a second then stop.I have replaced starter,battery is new,and starter relay is clicking.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

224000. I replaced head gaskets on 3.4 v6. It cranked ok before. It will fire and run if it catches during 1 second crank.

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

I am fixing myself. Starter will crank engine when using a jumper button from battery to solenoid of starter. I took it to a shop and they replaced ignition switch but still does same. They thought maybe bam.

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Have you had it running at all after the head gaskets where replaced?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
for several hours. Engine runs fine. Just have issue with crank.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: KALAMYKID, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 8 months ago

Do you have a digital volt meter and a test light so we can do somew testing to find and fix this problem?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have a digital volt meter . No test light.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: KALAMYKID, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 8 months ago

There are a few test that you have to have a test light for, but we can work with just the meter for now. You will need a helper that can turn the ignitions witch for you. Do you have a helper?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry I was out and I did get a test light. What sort of tests? I’ve done some.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: KALAMYKID, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 8 months ago

Sorry I missed you last night. Let me know when you are ready to do some testing.

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