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It doesn't click or anything. It starts right up on warm days but cold day won't start at all.

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Sounds like a weak or slowly dying battery or bad battery cables need attention.

Posted on Nov 30, 2014

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SOURCE: my 04 pontiac grand am started a fast clicking

Smoke coming from the steering column is definitely not a factory option. Likely you are developing a short inside that needs to be checked. Try to find what's making the noise as that may give you a good clue to which wires are involved in the problem. Smoking will cause the insulation on the bad wire to become soft and it will look different than the others. Obviously I'm not there,so I can't tell you which are involved, you need to take a good look or get it to a shop ASAP!!!

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SOURCE: Car won't start. Battery has charge. Replaced

if it does not crank then you might need a starter, if it does crank the you have to check to see if you have fuel pressure

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SOURCE: Car won't start. Has power

what are the volts on the battery>?
If not at least 12 volts dc, you have solved your problem.
An additional way to test the battery if no meter is available - go to your local parts store, otherwise, turn on your headlights or check your dome light while turning over the engine.
Don't be surprised if it is your starter and or alternator as well, most any auto parts store would test for free.
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SOURCE: car starts when cold and goes dead and won't start until cold again

Sounds like you might have a faulty ignition switch and ignition lock cylinder.These cars are known for the ignition switches getting hot and then they won't start.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012

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