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I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am that will not start sometimes. Yesterday the car started then cut off, I tried 4 times to crank it and it wouldnt start. Then after sitting in the on position it started from there. Today it wouldnt start at all even after 10 times of trying. Then it finally started. Once I got home shut it off and the car started right back up. Later I went out 4 hours later and it started with no problems. Stop at the store and get some gas and still no problem. In the mornings when its cold it starts up with no problems and I let it warm it in the mornings. I am really confused. It has been tested and no codes came up, battery, alternator,starter are all fine and fully charged. Fuel pump has been replaced. Almost a month ago had an oil change. Three weeks ago the check engine light came on for a day and went off by itself. Still dont know what is wrong with the car. Need some help!

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Get the trouble code that is stored in the computer.This can get us in the right direction.

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Sounds like your battery is on the way out. Have a load test done on battery & voltage check on alternator. If all works well once it starts, I'd bet on the battery, but load test will confirm, which they will do for free usually if your buying the battery from them.

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your battery is getting weak from age sounds like to me ..take it and have someone pull a load test on it and see.. but this sounds like an older battery not holding a charge anymore. Jerry and holler if you need more.

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A friend had a toyota which did the same. The problem was the coil inside the distributor. once he replaced it all was well. The problem was the coil leaking and getting hot and then shutting the engine down. Once it cooled off it would run for about 15 to 30 minutes. He spent several weekends working on it and replacing electronics and finally checked inside the distributor and there was the problem.

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