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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Question: Car won't start



pmstray, 3.1L V6, Nashville, TN, February 28, 2011, 10:34

Car won't start. Makes no sound; radio works and lights are bright. Try to start off and on for approx 1/2 hour; car starts after approx 1/2 hour. Runs good for approx 7 days then won't start again; same as before.

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    February 28, 2011, 17:03

    It's possible that the starter is starting to fail. You could check to see that there's battery voltage when your assistant turns the key to START while you have a meter or testlight on the smaller START wite at the starter. If there's 12 volts at the START wire and the starter isn't turning, it's defective.
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    pmstray, March 01, 2011, 15:23

    Yes, this answer was very helpful. I am proceeding to check the starter.

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