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Name : Andrew Zamiska
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyWed Aug 19, 2009 4:41 pm

Dealer turned out to be wrong, then right. They originally said dirty fuse box and cleaned it and claimed it to be fine. The minute I go over to pick the car up yesterday, they say my starter solenoid was bad. Luckily, the one I had in there was under warranty so I had it replaced and swapped in under an hour. Fixed it - thanks for all the help everyone. I'll remember all this valuable information that you've given me throughout the post.

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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyThu Aug 27, 2009 3:05 pm

Mine has become something of a new security device.

On top of everything else this car has going wrong with it, I now have to tighten the negative battery cable every so often as it works its way loose sometimes after the backseat gets some use. Often now to start the car I'll have to reach back under the seat and pull foward on the battery while turning the key.

I'd like to see someone try'n steal it. lol. most people wouldn't even know where to look to find the battery for that matter.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 10:23 am

That's so weird that you have to mess with the battery cable THAT often. There has to be something you can do about that. Is it the bolt ON the battery itself? Because if it's the ground bolted to the floor then I'd say Loctite it. But I do like your 'I'd like to see someone try to steal it' thought...that IS true! No one would figure that out.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 17, 2009 9:53 pm

go to your owners manual , page 2-14 . read about your pass-key. next time it doesn't start ,stay in car with door closed and watch security light .does it stay on for 3 min.? unless your car is brand new , you need to replace the keyswitch. its not reading your key chip. i've got 3 95 rivs and have replaced all key switches. a locksmith that does cars can handle this. i did my own , if you never had a steering column apart , pay someone to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 1:23 am

jamie wrote:
Mine has become something of a new security device.

On top of everything else this car has going wrong with it, I now have to tighten the negative battery cable every so often as it works its way loose sometimes after the backseat gets some use. Often now to start the car I'll have to reach back under the seat and pull foward on the battery while turning the key.

I'd like to see someone try'n steal it. lol. most people wouldn't even know where to look to find the battery for that matter.

LOL! banana
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 1:52 am

Andrew,

Stupid question: I've been reading up on LeSabre T-Types and saw a pic with the hood opening with the hinges on the front end. Is this stock? Pretty wild IMO.

Here's a pic:

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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 2:10 am

Yup its stock, that's how the hood on my parents' old '86 Electra T-Type opened as well.
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PostSubject: Re: HELP - starting problem...   HELP - starting problem... - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 18, 2009 6:41 am

makes access to some engine parts much easier. For instance think about how much fun it is to change the rear plugs on a '96 Riv.

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