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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

well two days ago my car stopped running, today i tried starting it up again and theres power but it doesn't turn over, i just turn the key but nothing, no click, no tick, nothing..... the starter is good and the battery is charged. please help.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:43 PM

Kevin make sure you check the battery connection's at the terminal's before anything else.
They make look tight are they? and can you twist them by hand? If so they need cleaning and or tightening.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:16 PM

yah there tight, i acctually might think it is my starter, it just stopped working....
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:34 PM

Could also be the security system.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:47 AM

87 GTA should have an OBD II system, is it throwing any codes?
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:08 AM

It should actually have OBD I. OBD II was implemented in 1996 by all major car manufacturers. :lmao22:

Could still throw codes, you'd just have to get the right scanner/reader.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:36 PM

i'm going with security system. sounds like the vats to me. well that was my prob. ok easy fast way to test this. if i lose you here i'm sorry.

do you own a multimeter? if so good start. if not find one.

while you turn the key have someone take the pos end of the meter connect it to the purple wire on the starter. if when you turn the key it says 12v then it's not the vats .. if it doesn't.. the well your not getting volts from the comp telling it to turn the starter on.. also.. could be the igniton switch. there is a way to get around your vats but i would rather just tell you in a PM then on here. if you would like to know more about it

vat (vehicle anti-theft)

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