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Sounds like a charging system problem. I would have the alternator and the battery checked during the troubleshooting process. If either one of them is bad, replace them both at one time. They tend to kill each other in GM cars especially. All of the GM cars I have owned have had this problem except the old-school (86) S-10.
To get the car to point B for service, just grab a battery from a junkyard that has been charged fully, swap it into the car, and make haste to point B. The original battery may or may not have much life left in it after being drained dead and sitting around that way for a while.
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Next time disconnect the negative and not the positive if it ever happens again. This happened due to the PCM needing to be reset.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
SOURCE: Car dies while driving
First off, check your battery terminals and posts for corrosion or any other cause of a poor connection. If your connection to the battery is cutting out/back on rapidly it would cause exactly those symptoms. also inspect the battery cables end to end for poor connections corrosion or breaks/tears in the insulating coating. if that yields no answers it is probably a sensor for the ecu or the fuel delivery system. good luck!
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
It may be as simple as reprogramming your system. There is a way to re-synch your keys to the system. Use the instructions at:
That vehicle had a lot of problems with the PCM "Power Control Module" and that may be your problem.
Posted on Jun 11, 2011
SOURCE: 1999 300M sometimes it won"t
Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.
It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.
If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.
Your problem may be one of the following:
Posted on Aug 27, 2011
Your alternator went out and when the battery dropped too low the vehicle died. Without the alternator and no battery you have no power to run the electronics. Have the Alternator tested to find out if it is the alternator or the Voltage regulator and replace the bad one. Then recharge the battery and start the vehicle. It is possible you lost a Main Bus Fuse in the power distribution box or an in-line fuse on the positive wire but based on what you said it is the Alternator.
Posted on Sep 03, 2011
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