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Doesnt always start, but lights, radio, AC/heat does come on.

Sometimes, mostly in the morning, when I go to start my car, it wont start. The AC or heat, radio and lights come on; the Service Engine Soon light comes on too. One time I got it started by putting it in neutral but the next time, it didn't work. That same time, I went to a gas station, filled up (had about 1/4 tank), and the engine light didn't coem off and started fine. About a week later, did the same thing; it finally started after messing with it for 10 minutes; I went to a gas station, filled up (had 1/4 tank before) and the engine light didn't go off; started fine the whole day. The next day, it did it again, and got started after about 10 minutes of playing with it, but the engine light is still on, and i have a full tank of gas! Help!

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  • walterke Dec 26, 2008

    I have a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue . The car starts when it feels like to. This morning I went to start it and it did perfectly. After putting the car in drive and turning the sterring wheel it was kinda stiff. wouldnt turn as freely as it usually. Then a few feet down the road the dashboard lights come on blinking and the steering wheel locks. the car went dead and wouldnt start. The a/c , radio, light comes on everything but the engine wont start. It has a SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT ON... It starts when its ready to. It also have an alarm system that doesnt work. Can anyone help me figure out what maybe wrong?

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First place to check is the battery. Old ones can push your lights , radio, etc, but the starter is the real load. . Can verify this by using jumper cables to a running vehicle and watch your machine fire right up! The reason mornings are the worst, is the battery has had the most time to discharge, and it is probably cooler outside.

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