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Problem with 1996 Buick Skylark 3.1 6 cylinder motor

What does it mean when my car crank and allow me to drive where ever I want fine, but when I cut my car off at my destination and get ready to leave, it won't crank up? It will turn over but the dash lights don't come on and it won't start until it has been sitting for a couple of hours. Could someone please help with this problem? Could this be the coil pack, starter switch, spark plug wires, fuel sensor, air flow sensor, etc. Also, the spark plug wires shoot sparks sometimes when we try to start the car.

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  • katina 26 Sep 15, 2008

    Yes the check engine light is on as well as the ETF light. When I got that checked on the computer scanner a long time ago it was the oxygen sensor (if im saying that right). Now I have noticed how to crank my car. I still will have to sit about an hour and a half to two hours was it has been turned off, but when I get ready to crank the car, this is the procedure: I have to turn the car over and wait about 5-6 seconds for the dash lights to pop on and then it will crank up. If i just get in the car and try to crank it then it will not crank because the dash lights don't automatically come on as soon as I turn the car over, I have to wait for them to pop on and then it will crank. Someone sugessted that it might be the module. Also, i have had the ignition switch replaced about 2-3 times now and someone said that something could be burning up the electrical part of the ignition switch to cause it to keep going out. I don't know, please help.... P.S. Once the car is crunk, the check enging light and the ETF light stays on the whole time.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    car will start the second try and it has too cool of before it will start and run agian



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Any trouble codes stored in computer? Has mil ( check engine light) been on?

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  • travis campbell Sep 15, 2008

    When the ignition switch was replaced did it solve the problem for any time?



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I suggest it may be the TCC Solenoid..... you can probably just unplug it.

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It is possible the water pump is going bad. They have a wheep hole that slowly leeks when they start to fail. Or are you sure it is not condensation from the air conditioner running.

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