have a 2004 oldsmobile alero it ran good crank now wont crank

Asked by Mar 02, 2018 at 04:12 AM about the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ran and drove great but went out the next morning to start it turned the key the
fuel  pump came on and the lights but the lights all went back out all but the
check engine light it wont start crank or even make any clicking sounds when
trying has good battery and starter relay is good and fuses r good

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Check the battery and cables for a good connection, then power to the starter from both the battery and the crank wire at the starter when the key is turned to crank, if you have all of those then you have a bad starter. Sometimes tapping on it with a small hammer will jolt the brushes enough to get it started but that will only work a few time at most if it works at all.

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