Nothing happens when I turn key

Asked by Sep 05, 2017 at 08:14 PM about the 1999 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: General

Hello I have a 1999 buick lesabre and about every
other time I go to start the car I turn the key and
nothing happens, no clicking, no grinding or
anything. But after I wait a minute or two it starts up
completely fine. I've gotten a new battery and put a
new starter in and nothing has fixed it. Switching
gears or pressing on the break does not help at all.
Anyone know what could cause this? Thank you!

1 Answer


Could be a fuel problem. Try turning the key to ON but not start.......wait 30 seconds for the fuel pump to built pressure and then try Start....if that works, you could have a bad fuel pump OR just a bad pressure valve that is letting the fuel pressure leak down when you park the car.

Your Answer

Buick LeSabre Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
  • #3
    Austin Gaboda
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
179 Great Deals out of 1,057 listings starting at $2,454
Used Buick Regal
3 Great Deals out of 231 listings starting at $7,495
Used Buick Century
11 listings
Used Cadillac DeVille
16 listings starting at $3,995
Used Honda Accord
67 Great Deals out of 1,161 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Camry
92 Great Deals out of 2,230 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150
632 Great Deals out of 9,065 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
98 Great Deals out of 1,769 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 773 listings starting at $4,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.