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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Question: My car only starts sometimes, but it does occasionally start

 

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Neilislegit, Bourbonnais, IL, January 04, 2010, 11:07
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My car only starts sometimes, I turn the key, it doesn't click, all lights turn off and nothing. but then if I do it like 30 more times it starts right up. or it will start the first time. and then when I have to take it back home It happens and I'm stranded. would it be the starter?

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    Valleyautotech January 04, 2010, 12:39
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    The ignition switch could be failing and if your ignition key has a chip located on it you might call the GM parts dept that carries olds parts in your area abd ask them about cutting a new key or trouble shooting the no start problem

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    some guy January 10, 2010, 15:34
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    i think you said the lights go "out" when you turn the key? if so, check your battery cables for corrosion and security. also have the battery tested. for corrosion use baking soda and water mix but dont let any get in the battery vent or caps...will kill it.

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    Neilislegit, January 10, 2010, 18:41
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    It turned out to only be the Key!!!!! :) THANKS SO MUCH!

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