Car won't start

buick
century
starters

#1

My car won’t start at times. Lights on dashboard come on but the engine doesn’t start.


#2

Could still be battery. Advance or AutoZone can test it. Does the starter turn over the engine or does it just go click?


#3

What year Century? How many miles? Any prior problems? Does it do anything when you turn the key otters than the lights turning on? Any connections with what times it has problems, like maybe the day after a rain?


#4

Not much to go on here. Assuming the battery is good the next time this happens, try starting in Neutral instead of Park. The Neutral Safety Switch may be out of adjustment or bad. See below for more info.

http://www.familycar.com/classroom/starting.htm

I had this problem on a 95 Dodge Dakota.

Ed B.


#5

its a 1999 with about 115,000 miles. No problems. It does absolutely nothing when I turn the key–no noise of any kind. No rain connections…