it will not srart whith key but will start when you jump the sater

Asked by Jul 08, 2014 at 03:06 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can not start it wheth the key all the lighs on the get gas . I can start itby jumping the
starter.

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Have you battery checked. The lights will not take much electricity to work, but the starter takes a lot of amps. If you battery is low or has one or more bad cells, it will not turn the motor over. Jumping it will do it because your adding enough electricity power to engage the starter. Also make sure your alternator is charging enough, an the correct charge is gett9ng to the battery.

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