new battery new starter new alternator my car still won't start

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 01:49 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new starter new alternator and a new
battery checked all the wiring except for
when we try cranking the negative wire to
the battery gets really hot and and the
starter gets really hot just from trying to
start the car before it would make a clicking
noise when I turn the key and now it's not
making no noise like if the battery is dead

2 Answers

695

Number one do not put neg wire back on.we have some thinking to do.dont sound good.

64,995

How long are you cranking it? Anything longer than 15 seconds at a time is too long! You should crank for 15 seconds then let the starter cool off for about 5 minutes before cranking it again. Try spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body. If it'll run a few seconds on the starting fluid it's a fuel problem. If not, it's an ignition (no spark) problem or it's jumped timing. Check for spark. If you have spark and fuel but it still won't run it's time to do a compression test. If all cylinders test very low or zero it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

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