I have 98 intrigue replaced the starter a and battery but it won't start. Makes no sound but lights and dash works. What do you think.

Deborah Cornett

Asked by Apr 27, 2014 at 05:55 PM about the 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starter used but was  tested  battery new

3 Answers

Paul Washburn

Possibly ignition. Make sure starter wiring isn't loose and also that it is all connected properly to the rest of the car. Try tapping starter with something like a small crow bar, something heavy and solid. Usually starter will click once if it's locked up but it's worth a try.Unfortunately Intrigues are plagued with electrical problems of all sorts and they have a lot of useless emissions garbage in them so if its not the ignition I think it might be something else not connected properly.

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Paul Washburn

Also, just for fun, try jump starting it with set of good jumper cables. Sometimes certain vehicles will seem like they have a good battery even if its brand new but battery could be bad still. Batteries arent made like the once were, many manufacturers make sub-par batteries or it could have been on the shelf discharging for a long time.

Devari Doss

Did you ever find out what was wrong I'm having this same problem!!!

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