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My car started perfect this morning went into the store came out and complete loss of power wont turn over no light no radio completely dead

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Ignition switch. Not the key part,the barrel,the switch is located behind that. It's plugged in. Hopefully it helps.

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Sounds like the battery may have gone or possibly even the alternator as it may not have been charging the battery - you need to have it checked out first

Posted on Jul 06, 2015

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    Larry Hicks Apr 20, 2017

    Sounds like the crank or cam sensor to me as well.

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Sunfire wont turn over

ok i had kinda the same problem. if your father or bf is decent with mechanics ask him to check any see if there is any spark if not tell him to check the cranksensor to c if there is an current going to it, also when u go to start the car is there a (theft system light that comes on in the dash and flashes if so, turn the key fully as if you were going to start the car but dont crank it and leave it be for about 15-20mins or until the light stops flashing. then turn the key off and try start again. the thing is that when u install a stereo into one of these cars theres a anti theft system that stops fuel from going to the injectors. thats why when u install a aftermarket stereo u are supose to get eh harness so that it doesnt engage the ats(anti theft system). and if there is no current going to the crank sensor cut the wire long enough to hood an extra wire to it and then hook it up to ignition fuse in the fuse box(inside the car) this will send a a current to the crank sensor so when u turn the key on it will start. this is only a temperary fix. just gives u enough time to pick up the money to bring the car to the garage and get it checked correctly. anything else just ask. Jeremy

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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SOURCE: I was driving this morning,

Hi
1. Possibly your battery is on its way out.( Heavy Discharge Test will confirm this )
2. Your charging system is poor, ie:- Alternator belt is loose or the alternator is on way out, or you have a bad connection to the alternator.
Most usually its a loose alternator belt.
Good Luck !
John.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Charging System Failure Light

This is a common problem with these cars. I have had it come on also a couple of times. No need to worry unless it stays on.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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it is very likely a plugged fuel filter!!!!!! it is a basic maintance part and it is cheap, quick and you cant loose by trying........the symptoms fit exactly.........let me know, ill guide you through testing if that doesnt help ya! marty

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: car dies while driving battery light comes on

your alternator is not charging the battery up.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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