when I turn the ignition key starter will not work


Asked by djfette Aug 26, 2016 at 04:19 PM about the 2004 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

new battery, new starter new, new starter relay, new ignition relay, when turn
key nothing to starter solenoid. if I leave key on and jump solenoid to battery it
starts and runs fine

7 Answers


check out the wiring between the starter switch and the starter solenoid, check also for a good connection on the starter solenoid. a local shop may charge around $75 for this

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I have done that...all good. Could it be the neutral safety switch?

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Check harness under sterring column for ingtion pig tail tail connect can corriod clean connector have seen this on a lot of duster

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all the wires appear good when the key is turned to start you can feel the relays both in the fuse box in the passenger side as well as feel them "click" in the engine compartment. I wired a "button from a hot wire to the starter solenoid, turn key on, push the button {starter starts car] not a fix but running out of solutions except a 200+ dollar bill at Buick Garage to have them diagnos.

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The fuse?

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My rendezvous is doing the same thing. I have replaced icnoiton swith and nothing all fuses are good. I have no clue what going on with it I'm stumped

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Hi djfette, I was wondering if you ever solved the issue? I’m having the same problem and can’t find where the power connection/surge isn’t happening. I was able to finally turn the car on based on your comment to jump it with the key in the ignition. Car wouldn’t jump without the key in the ignition. Already replaced the original starter, put in a new battery etc. but I’m not going to change the ignition switch if that’s not the solution either.

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