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Auto sometimes will not start but is getting power to ignition

I have a 1995 chevy lumina and sometimes it will not start. When I turn the key to start the dashboard lights up and shows all gauges to be getting power. After a few tries the car will start.

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  • dwayne1032 Sep 17, 2008

    Can someone please help me to understand what the problem may be and how to fix it?

  • 1044 Oct 15, 2008

    is it possible the ignation swithch is going bad at times mine will not start .. i pull the key in and out wiggle it around and it will start..

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my 97 monte carlo. Sometimes the car started fine, other times I would have to try numerous times before it would start. I was told it was my battery so I changed that along with the battery terminals and wiring. Same Problem happened when I went to pick it up. I was then told it was my key because my chip wiggles slightly, bought the new key jumped in the car and it wouldn't start. Same Problem. I am now being told that if the key went in and turned over it was doing its job, that I probably need an ignition switch. Is the ignition swich the whole ignition key mechanism or is it something else totally?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    my car is starts when it wants i am on this forum at 1 in the morning because i cannot get that piece of $*&T to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS!!!!!!!! when i start it w a screwdriver it stays on about 3 seconds

  • angie cook Apr 23, 2009

    I also have a 95 Lumina Van that won't start sometimes. We first tought it was the coil pack, but my battery gage goes crazy and I can be driving down the road and all of the sudden it will pick up power and take off or it might die on me. Sometimes it will start right back up, sometimes it won't. I think I have a wiring problem, too many things going on for too long without something going completely out like the coil pack or the alternator. Don't know what it is, somebody tell us. Ilove my van!!!!!



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It sounds like the problem i have, but i think it's the neutral position safety switch. it only lets the engine start if the transaxle is in park or neutral. if it's broken or is out of adjustment, it won't let you start the car because it thinks it's in gear... I'm going to see how hard it is to change and I'll let you know if it fixes it.

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This problem could be a bad start try to get it tested. Also check connection at start and battery for corsion or loose cables.

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