Car won't start on 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

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.

by in Nashville, TN on February 28, 2011
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ANSWER by , February 28, 2011
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. Here's a directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=37204&car_brand_names=Chevrolet
COMMENT by , March 01, 2011
Yes, this answer was very helpful. I am proceeding to check the starter.