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1998 Chevy Lumina won't start, crank, or click

1998 Chevy Lumina won't start, crank, or click
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  1. When I turn the key nothing happens no click?
  2. How do you reset the security on a Chevy Lumina?
  3. Why is my starter not clicking?
  4. What causes an engine to crank but not start?
  5. How do you tell if it's your starter or ignition switch?
  6. Can ignition switch cause no crank?
  7. What are the signs of a bad ignition switch?
  8. How do I know if my starter relay is bad?
  9. How do I get my car out of anti theft mode?

When I turn the key nothing happens no click?

If nothing happens when you turn the ignition key to the "Start" position, it means that the starter motor doesn't turn over the engine. Most commonly this could be caused by a dead battery; here is How to check the battery. ... The ignition switch could be bad - it's a common problem.

How do you reset the security on a Chevy Lumina?

Select "BCM" from the tool's main menu. Choose "Codes," then select "Clear all current and stored DTCs." DTC stands for "diagnostic trouble code." Allow the scan tool to clear the codes and reset the BCM.

Why is my starter not clicking?

The cause of this problem is usually one of 3 things - a failed starter motor, a bad connection between the battery and starter motor, or a blown fuse (if present) in line between the starter and the battery. ... If the starter isn't clicking you have a problem in the starting circuit that drives the solenoid.

What causes an engine to crank but not start?

When your engine cranks but won't start or run, it could mean your engine is having trouble producing a spark, getting fuel, or creating compression. The most common causes are problems in the ignition (for example, a bad ignition coil) or fuel system (for example, a clogged fuel filter).

How do you tell if it's your starter or ignition switch?

Test the Starter

It is under the hood, usually on the passenger side at the bottom of the motor next to the transmission. The ignition switch is a set of electrical contacts that activates the starter and usually is located on the steering column.

Can ignition switch cause no crank?

Worn switch contacts can momentarily cause a loss of voltage to vital systems, such as the engine controls. ... Engine won't start: The ignition switch supplies power to starter motor, ignition system and engine controls. A faulty switch can prevent these systems from getting power, resulting in an engine that won't start.

What are the signs of a bad ignition switch?

These are the most common symptoms of ignition switch trouble.

How do I know if my starter relay is bad?

Here are some symptoms of a bad or failing starter relay

  1. Vehicle does not start. ...
  2. Starter stays on after engine started. ...
  3. Intermittent issues starting the vehicle. ...
  4. Clicking sound coming from the starter.

How do I get my car out of anti theft mode?

Method 3: Insert the key into your car's door

Step 1: Insert the key into the door lock. Use the side door on the driver's side and the physical key even if there is a keyless entry system on the car. Step 2: Turn the vehicle key to unlock the car door without releasing it. Hold the key for 30 seconds in the position.

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