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Intermittent starting Intermittent start regardless of temp. Can't tell when this'll happen. Used to be it would turn over,, now when this happens there are no lights/guages, rpm at all. Last night tried to boost van hoping a batt prob was issue, the neg cable got Extremely HOT so stopped that!! Today it barely turned over -no lights etc, -hit the horn and ALL came on and van started normally...?!! WTH??

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Double check your ground for the battery. Make sure connections are clean and tight. A hot wire or cable is often a loose or poor connection.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

  • Greig McKellar Nov 21, 2013

    I checked the battery ground cable and Yes it had come loose, loose enough I could shift it on the terminal. I disconnected the ground, cleaned the term and batt contact up again. Away it went! BUT! The ground shows 6Meg resistance fm the term to the eng/frame. If it goes again I'm definitely changing the ground cable first!

  • montehammons Nov 21, 2013

    Good idea-should be very little resistance there.

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i had the same prob. w my 97 grand am. i bought a new ignition switch and installed it...after installing you have to reset the theft system. all you have to do to reset is turn the key far enough for it to bump the motor over then leave the key in the run position for about ten to twenty minutes...might hook bat. to charger cause if it dies in process you have to start all over...the theft light will either blink then stay on or go out completly....

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Do the dash lights come on ? They should come on when the key is turned to the on position. If nothing happens check the engine relay. It is not too expensive to replace if you really want to eliminate that as the problem. Check all wires going to the starter and make sure it is wired correctly.

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SOURCE: 96 pontiac sunfire wont start.....

Starter solenoid , or wire that leads to it.

Also , if standard transmission , may be the switch on clutch pedal is intermitant.

Engine won't turn over unless it thinks you have your foot on the clutch.

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sound like a fault in dvd player.its running battery down.have dealership check it out.sound like a electrical problem.

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SOURCE: 2004 Pontiac Montana just starting overheating.

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