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Oldsmobile Ciera

Why would a Cierra S not start or even turn over after putting in a new battery?


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2005-09-14 02:31:13
2005-09-14 02:31:13

Hey Nathan==Some batteries need to be charged before they will start a car. If the lights are bright and when you try to start the car with them on they go out you might have a bad starter. First though take the cables off and clean them good and make sure there is a good ground between the engine and the body. This ground is very important. GoodluckJoe Everything previously stated is correct, make sure those contacts are clean and don't have any play. Check the connections on both terminals on the battery, and also to the starter, could be a bad solenoid (usually mounted to the starter on GM's). Good luck If the A/C compressor and clutch are locked up, they will not let the serpentine belt turn, thus the engine will not turn over.


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No. That would defy the point of putting the battery there in the first place.

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Battery or battery cables would be the first thing I would look at.Battery or battery cables would be the first thing I would look at.

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I would not I would buy a 12 volt charger and plug it in for a day

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