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Intermitent starting problem

When i turn the key in ignition sometimes just the airbag warning light comes on ONLY and the engine turns over but wont fire. if i turn the key through positions 1 to 3 serveral times eventually all the llights on the dash light up and it fires up instantly. any ideas ?

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Have you checked your ignition switch? Generally it is located "behind" the keyhole. It is a cylinder shaped thing that has contacts that might be worn or dirty.

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Today 11-12-08 my 2003 H2 Hummer would not start. Checked battery it ischarged. Cables tight. Tried to start with portable booster pak. No go. Tridto jump start with my wife's Suburban. Still no go.
When I turn the switch I hear a single click and that is it. No engine turning over. While trying to start with key the headlights go out. Out of ideas, Will take to Chevy garage in am. Will post solution.

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SOURCE: Ignition turns and key warning light comes on. Its a 98 Ford Expl

Sounds Like the Starter RELAY is Bad After Exhausting All other Test, Go For The RELAY
A SURE-SHOT way Is to Jumper Wire From Battery to (STARTER SIDE) of Relay if starter Works then Its the Starter Relay if NOT>>Then Its the STARTER<) Relay Instruction Below. STARTER Instructions Very Bottom
REMOVAL
WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    1. Disconnect the starter motor solenoid relay switch wiring.
    1. Remove the protective cover.
    2. Disconnect the push-on electrical connector.
    3. Remove the nuts.
    4. Remove the cable.
      1. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
      1. Remove the engine sensor/generator wires.
      2. Remove the bolts and ground wire.
      3. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
      INSTALLATION
    5. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
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WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE WHEN MAINTENANCE IS COMPLETED.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
    1. Disconnect the starter wires.
    1. Remove the nuts.
    2. Disconnect the wires.Remove the nut and the starter ground cable
    3. Remove the bolt and the starter motor.
      1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

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put gas in it

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SOURCE: where is the starter relay on a 94 Honda Accord

Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Engine won't start

The fact the engine rotates indicates a good battery, that's eliminated from the search.
The problem is of Main/Auxiliary Power Supply. Trace the Main Battery cacle from the Starter, if it has more than 1 Power cable attached, looking for a connector break running back to the Power Box. If the Starter has only 1 supply cable, then look for a loose joint on that Battery to Power Box Connector Block, or broken 'Spade' connector. If again all appears ok, by using the "Idiot" diagram, on the Power Box and Fuse Box, pull each Maxi and Service Fuse and Relay in turn, looking for a Failure. Should this not detect the fault come back to me again.
Regards,DT

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