'96 Buick Skylark, wont turn over.

Asked by Nov 27, 2017 at 06:11 PM about the 1996 Buick Skylark

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We just got back from vacation (gone for almost a week) and before
cranking the car that had been sitting there for nearly a week I decided to
get some oil and add it into the top of the engine to help it with the turning
process. I get in the car everything comes on the dash just fine, turn the key
and the starter cranks, but nothing happens (the starter does sound a little
different than normal more grindy). I have had no issues with the starter up
until this point.

3 Answers

I should also note that the oil was changed about a two weeks ago, and the car is kept in a car port so it is exposed to temperature changes, etc.

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Sounds like a weak battery. If the battery is a few years old that's a real possibility. But only sitting for 1 week should not give you any problem. You literally should be able to jump in and start it right up. Have the battery load tested. HTH. -Jim

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Agree with above.....get a full charge on the battery. Many cars since fuel injection will not crank if the batter is below a preset voltage.

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