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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 01, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1990 camaro RS and I went to start it this morning and nothing. I turn the key and nothing happens, the cables are about three months old, the batt is new, never had a prob before. Tried to start in N it is an automatic, switch back to P but to no avail. Is there someway to check the starter or something I am overlooking?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 01, 01:29 AM
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If you have a chip in the key, wait 3-4 minutes, after attempting the first start, then try again. Sometimes the VATS socket gets alittle worn. If it starts, this suggests the key socket is worn.

Turn lights on, are they bright? Try to start, lights dim and no crank? Or starter engaged and no turn over? Poor connection(s).

Attempt to start, and wiggle gearshift in and around neutral, could be worn neutral safety switch or maladjusted switch.

Attempt to start for 5-8 seconds, then turn off. Feel battery connections, The one that is hot, is a bad connection. Disasssemble it, clean it, and reassemble. Hopefully you didn't use those clamp-on battery cable connections. They are a quick fix, but, over time can introduce more problems later.

Others here may have some good suggestions,

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