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The car runs fine some days and then when I go to start it, nothing will happen. The engine will not turn over and the lights on the dashboard will click only making a sound like the turn signal makes. I have taken it to the mechanic and they can't seem to diagnose the problem because the car doesn't act up with them. It also takes about 30 minutes to get it jumped and they have determined that the battery, cables, ignition, starter, alternator are in good shape. Also the car has new spark plugs, and a new radiator and hoses.

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I am having the same issue. did you find the problem

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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SOURCE: Car won't start

If you cannot hear the starter motor, check fuses, there can be a broken contact to motor or ignition barrel faulty.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: alternator?

Before deciding to change the alternator, have the battery recharged and load tested. If it's good, then check the alternator for proper output and drivebelt for any slippage. Check back if you need any more info along the way
Good luck!

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Truck would not start and battery is fine and

The blower motor resistor is shorted out.
Replace the blower motor resistor. With all these electrical problems poping up , I hope there is nothing causing this

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2002 gran am will not start. I got a jump and

Not enough power from battery (bad connection).
Disconnect each battery cable and clean cable clamps and battery posts. The dirty stuff is a "ressistor" and gets hot; battery looses starting amperage.
It should start up ok. No additional things need to be done for this.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP 3.8L supercharged:

The positive battery cable is prone to corrosion at the battery end. Many times, the connector will completely decay loose at the cable end. Replace the cable if that is the case--don't use a clamp-on replacement terminal as they are prone to failure. Make sure the negative cable is in good condition as well. Check the connector interior for a bright lead surface. Check the tightness of both cables at their far end terminals. Hope this helps!

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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