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01 3.8 monte carlo will not start.. no lights no nothing

I get no electrical at all... then sometimes if i hit the brake pedal it must hit something and it all comes back and the car starts right up.... i've tried shaking all the wires under the dash looking for a loose connection but nothing..

please help..

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  • crustiepunk Sep 05, 2008

    would that kill all electrical? even the dome light.. the only thing i get electrical is the check engine light.. i tried jumping it and i'll get all electrical with cables attached and i get a half a crank. i tried that untill i saw the cables smoking and i stopped..

  • crustiepunk Sep 06, 2008

    the jumper cables

  • crustiepunk Sep 07, 2008

    and the break trick stopped working now too..

  • crustiepunk Sep 08, 2008

    fixed it.. ended up being a bad cell in the battery. replaced the battery and now it starts right up.. thanx for tryin though

  • crustiepunk Sep 08, 2008

    wow.. a little touchy i see.. i appreciated the help.. gees. it just ended up not being the problem. i don't know what made it start up by hitting the break peddal but it worked for a couple days. i didn't think it would be tyhe battery because of that. but a friend said i should have it tested anyways so i did.. it had a bad cell, i got a new one, and now it works fine..again, thanx for trying to help..

  • crustiepunk Sep 09, 2008

    there, i bumped ya up a notch.... gees



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First check your fuses, it could be as simple as a modoule. The mote carlo runs totaly on your electical system. sounds like a burnt fuse, dont take to dealer ship-to much money you can fix your self by scraping of the effected area with a flat head screw driver.

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I think you may have an issue with the ignition switch, hitting the brake pedal would jar the switch, the switch is on top of the steering column.

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    yadayada Sep 05, 2008

    What cables were smoking?

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2008

    I provided an answer based on your **** and bull question, what the heck does smoke and banging the steering column have to do with the car starting??? You say it was the battery, I think you wasted my time, we get zip for helping you people out there, and the thanks I get is a Thanks For Trying!! which is a big zero. Thanks for nothing, don't ask me any more questions, we tag U and you will be out of luck next time.

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    yadayada Sep 08, 2008

    Yes I hate to waste my time on isssues like yours, and then you provide a 0 rating, change it



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