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1997 Buick LeSabre Question: My LeSabre won't start.

 

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Todd Hensley, Council Bluffs, IA, March 17, 2014, 08:47
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My problem is this. My Le Sabre won't start. I get one little turn-over on start up. I cleaned all my contacts (battery, starter,alternator, ect)and still had the same problem. Tested my alternator and it checked out fine. Next, I tested my starter, and it checked out fine. The battery was fairly old anyway, so I bought a new battery. And still, the same problem. It just started doing this, and I'm wondering if there is a more serious problem.

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    March 17, 2014, 17:30
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    Take the/serpentine belt off and try it...

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    Todd Hensley, March 18, 2014, 08:24
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    If I take the serpentine belt off, what am I looking for? Whats it supposed to do or NOT do? Thanks for the help.

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    asksteevies, March 19, 2014, 04:41
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    There probably a seized pulley and the motor wont turn or the engine is. Bound up
    Take it off and try it or get a breaker bar on
    Pulley nut and try turning over by hand with belt on..

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    Todd123, March 20, 2014, 09:55
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    I took the belt off and checked the water pump and a/c compressor pulleys by hand. Should they turn freely? They ALL seem to turn easily. Also on turn-over, which turns REAL slow, I heard a squeaking sound.

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    asksteevies, March 20, 2014, 16:35
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    Start it up with belt off and see if it starts

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    Todd123, March 21, 2014, 11:05
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    I took the serpentine belt off, and I got the same result. It turned over REAL slow. Just like with the belt on.

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