Having problems with your 1997 Chevrolet Lumina ?
KEY SWITCH TURNS OVER BUT CAR WONT CRANK - 1997 Chevrolet Lumina
Ignition switch can be bad but before tackling that tough one see if the starter solenoid is bad. If you have a separate one you can easily test it with a test meter to see if voltage is present on the output side. If it is the type that is mounted on the starter you will need to take the starter/solenoid unit out and take it for testing ...free..at an auto store. Probably though you have corrosion of your battery cables. If you see any white powdery corrosion stuff on the terminals you must remove the wires and wire brush clean everything and refasten them and the car will start fine. It is also possible that the wire going to the starter is loose or has corrosion as well but my bet is on the battery cables needing cleaning where they fasten to the battery. When done cleaning also clean the top of the battery and sprinkle a little baking soda on the terminals to neutralize any battery acid that may have bubbled up.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1997 Chevrolet Lumina
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