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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Question: Car will not start, but clicks...explain it to me like i'm a girl, lol, cuz i am

 

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msmith99, 3.1L V6, Oklahoma City, OK, October 05, 2012, 19:37
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Financial situation is making it a necessity to fix things myself. I know how to check the oil and transmission fluid, but that's about the extent of it. And I taught my hubby how, so that's not really an option. The car was my grandfather's and it sat for 3-4 yrs before he died. We've put in a new battery and fuel pump in the last 3 months. The last week or so, when we would go to start the car, it took 2-3 tries before it would finally turn over. Now it's not turning over at all. It clicks, and we had Autozone check out the battery and they said it was fine. So what do I need to do next?

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    October 05, 2012, 19:45
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    REPLACE STARTER MOTOR. SUGGEST GETTING HELP WITH THIS. GOOD LUCK!

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    msmith99, October 05, 2012, 20:18
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    Pretty sure I've narrowed it down to the alternator. The battery will hold a charge, and the car has power as the windshield wipers work just fine with the ignition in the on position.

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    pushrod, October 05, 2012, 20:35
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    YES THE BATT. AND ALT. ARE PROB OK. BUT THE "STARTER" IS WHAT TURNS THE ENGINE OVER. IF THE STARTER IS BAD 10 BATTERIES AND
    ALTERNATORS WILL NOT START THE CAR!!

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    October 06, 2012, 01:16
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    did you try boosting it if it wont start with a boost then I agree with wetry

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    October 06, 2012, 10:49
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    check amps in alternator and starter check

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