Car won't start or crank

Asked by Jul 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM about the 2002 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car turns all the lights on when I turn the key but no
crank or noise I don't know to much about cars so
Anything will help if I can follow the directions

6 Answers

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Have you tried giving the vehicle a jump ? Also try putting vehicle in neutral and try to start. If still no start either bad ignition switch or starter.

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IDoes the security light flash in the dashboard when the key is turned?

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My Buick Century Doing The Same. What Exactly Did You Do To Crank It Or Get It Back Running?

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I believe the VATS (Vehicle Anti Theft System) prevents the car from starting. You have to reset the car computer some how.

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Clean Yorkie get a fine sandpaper get in between the grooves and on your key or too little prongs towards the bottom of the thick part of the key and that's the security system that engages it make sure that's cleaned out and it will fire right up

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Same thing new starter new ignition switch, can jump the starter and it is turning the motor, car was in a small accident front passenger side drove fine for a day and then parked it because no headlight, finally got parts went to start it to put in garage and nothing

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