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Everything is fine, but then without warning, i turn ignition key and everything blacks out

My vehicle operates as though everything is ok but then, without warning, i turn the ignition key and the whole car blacks out; this occurred once before about a month ago, found loose connection to starter, tightened the loose nut, the car fired up, ran about three weeks, then repeated the blackout; i turn ignition key, starter makes a feeble attempt to start the engine and the whole car blacks out electrically ... no radio, no lights, but i might get the alarm that sounds when i insert key into ignition while driver's door is open

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  • Dan Freiberger Nov 01, 2012

    I have determined that a wire is hanging somewhere; I found one wire stretched out, so I bridged the wire to create a connection, my car then started but ... after I took off and went somewhere, once again when I turned the ign key and the car blacked out yet again! So, I figure that I just gotta keep tracing wires until I find the one that's causing the electrical cutout. Thanks for your suggestions nevertheless.

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Sounds like a loose connection. Check all battery and starter connections for clean and tight connections.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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SOURCE: Turn key, nothing happens

It could be the park/neutral switch, next time it doesn't start try wiggling the shifter in park while turning the key, or shift to neutral and see if that will work. if that doesn't change the problem I would replace the ignition switch.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: car won't start!!! & ABS Light on

Sounds like carbon build up on the contacts inside the electrical ignition switch which is not the key cylinder. Its located on the lower steering coluum if coluum shift or if you have a floor shift it will be inside the console

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: car won"t start. starter turns. Happened once before. started after 30-45min.

I would start by banging the bottom of the gas tank while you are cranking it over. If this causes it to start, replace the fuel pump. If it still doesn't start, there is a valve on the fuel rail on the top of the engine (you may have to remove plastic cover). Remove the plastic cap on the valve, and while you have someone cycle the ignition to the run position from the off position, depress the center tab on the valve and see if gas comes out. If it doesn't, replace the fuel pump. If it does, let me know and I will help you further. (note: replace fuel filer at same time.)

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: car wont start has power has fuel and starter

The security system is activated. It kills the injector pulse ( signal) and on some modles the starter. You will need to try to relearn the system. First try to start the car, leave the key in the run position for 10 minutes. Cycle the key off, then cycle it to the run position again for 10 more minutes. Cycle it off again, then back to run for another 10 min. after the last cycle turn it off then try to start the car. It is a 30 minute relearn. If this does not work you will need a repair shop to replace the passlock sensor. Good Luck

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: starter wont crank on a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue

Check your manual if you have it. I believe you need to have the key in the ignition in the ON position for about 10 minutes to reset the security system.

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