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Your ignition is 13 years old and sounds like it is severely worn and probably needs to be replaced.

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Car starts up no problem, after u shut it down, won't start up again until u wait for a period of time.

won't start up again ???? Won't start up again how ? When you turn the key to start ,nothing happens or it does engage the starter an spin the engine over but doesn't start .

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2000 Isuzu Rodeo intermittent starter spins no start

This is very common bad starter, replace the starter and the problem will be solved, some of these isuzu starter are a pain to replace, good day

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Turn key car doesn't start and sounds like the starter is just spinning

Sounds like you have a dead battery. Better look for a jump or call a towing company. Do you need a phone number to call?
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PO420 code for CR-V Honda 2002

p0420 is a catalytic converter efficiency code. It sets when thecm determines that the catalytic converter is no longer doing its job. The usual fix is to replace the catalytic converter. An O.E. or an aftermarket direct fit converter from a reputable manufacturer is your best bet. Lesser quality brands will leave your pocket book lighter to start but will cause more problems than they solve.

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06 Chevy 1500 engine turns over but won't start.

Please that your Silverado to another shop. The Catalytic converter is warranty for up to 8 years at the GM Dealer and your Silverado is only 4 years so it should have been covered under the emission warranty.
P0430: Basically this means that the oxygen sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 2 is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.
You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a rough/hard idle when cold.
A code P0430 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
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  • An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
  • There is an exhaust leak
First, inspect for exhaust leaks.
Next step is to measure the voltage at the oxygen sensor on Bank 2. In fact, it would be a good idea to test each oxygen O2 sensor while you're at it.

One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. GM give a 8 year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.

P0420 is the same as mentioned above but on the Bank1, it's very rare that both Catalytic converter goes bad at the same time.

As for not starting, check all your fuses and try this.

1. Rotate the key to the start position to attempt to start the vehicle (the vehicle will not start). Allow the key to return to the on position. (same as if the vehicle would have started)
2. The theft system light will flash (or stay lit) on the dash for approximately 10 minutes.
3. When the theft system telltale stops flashing (or turns off) turn the key to the off position for 5 seconds and then attempt to start the vehicle.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes.
5. On the next cycle of turning the ignition key from off to crank the vehicle should start
6. Once the vehicle is running, the password is learned and this completes the cycle.
7. Clear any DTC's with a scan tool if necessary. DTC history will be cleared after 100 ignition cycles.
If there is an Auto Zone around your area, have them scan your Silverado for the DTC codes and post me back. Be glad to help you get your truck running 100% again soon without anyone trying to rip you off over a simple fix. PS: try cleaning your MAF sensor with MAF cleaner, you can pick it up at Auto Zone.

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Steering wheel shake? Have the balance checked on the tires

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I have a Chevrolet silverado 2000 V6, 4.3L The engine is start right away if i turn the key to start. At park (P) position or drive (D) position the engine try to stop if I press the paddle to accelerate,...

Does the engine accerlerate in neutral? Or does it die at higher speed in neutral??? If so you may have a plugged up exhaust system. Try disconnecting or loosneing up the flange before the catalic converter and then see if it runs normal.

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I have the same condition. I have been told by a very good mechanic that I trust that the problem is the torque converter itself. It is locking up and unlocking when it should not. We found that if we raised the front end of the car off the ground, the tires would start spinning even though it was in park. In this case the converter was engaged. It is not clear if just changing the converter will solve the problem, but that is what we are going to try.

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ifoyu lock all of the doors with the keys and then go around and unlock them with the keys and open and shut the trunk again with the keys it should reset the alarm good luck please let me know if it works for you it did for me

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