my 86 buick electra


rodjackson
03-28-2009, 11:52 PM
i put a 92 buick park avenue engine in a 86 buick electra and it wont start with the key:evillol:

maxwedge
03-29-2009, 09:15 AM
Welcome to AF, need more info than this, do you mean it won't crank? Or it cranks but won't fire?

ctwright
03-29-2009, 09:20 AM
Yes indeed more info needed, if no crank with key I would say you forgot to hook up your wire to the solenoid on the starter. If it cranks but not start I would say you forgot to hook up you crank sensor when hooking up all your wiring, just one possibility though, we need more info.

rodjackson
03-30-2009, 05:30 AM
Welcome to AF, need more info than this, do you mean it won't crank? Or it cranks but won't fire?
(ok it will crank if touch the starter but not with the key and plus all the wires are hook up)

rodjackson
03-30-2009, 05:32 AM
it will crank by touch the starter but not with the key and all wires are hook up

ctwright
03-30-2009, 06:22 AM
Check your smaller posts on the solenoid at the starter with a test light and someone turning the key to start(make sure the vehicle is in park or neutral with parking brake on), if you get light you have it wired backwards or the solenoid is bad. If you are checking it my jumping to the big bolt on the starter instead try it smaller bolt on the solenoid and see if it still cranks.

You have 3 posts on the solenoid, a Battery terminal, a Switch terminal, and a Motor terminal, with a jumper already on going to the starter.

You need the battery wire going to the battery terminal, it's the terminal furthest from the starter.

You need the wire that is hot with the key in start on the switch terminal. It's the smallest terminal looking at the side with the bolts next one going clockwise from the battery terminal
The other terminal that's already got a jumper going to the starter doesn't get anything and it's going down clockwise from the switch terminal and right next to the starter.

Make sure your test light lights up with the clip to a ground and the probe touching the battery terminal. Make sure it lights with the clip to ground and probe touching the switch terminal with the key turned all the way over to start.

rodjackson
04-23-2009, 10:19 PM
found out more information on my car the guy thats is working on the car said it not getting fuel that why he think the wire harness doenst match so he took the dash down looking for the wires

ctwright
04-24-2009, 06:24 AM
found out more information on my car the guy thats is working on the car said it not getting fuel that why he think the wire harness doenst match so he took the dash down looking for the wires

Well, good luck I highly doubt that if you say you can start it by jumping the wires at the starter and it cranks, you did mean that it runs after that right, if so you don't have a problem getting fuel.

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