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For the last five years that I have owned my 2004 Chevy Impala I have had problems with it not wanting to start at certain times, usually and mostly during the summer months, but not all the time. I get into the car to start, step on the brake and turn the key, nothing happens, no sound, nothing, I will try for about 15 upto 30 minutes then all of a sudden I turn the key and it will start. The car has been taken in to a shop and had an anylsis ran on the engine. The mechanic could find nothing wrong with it. What could cause this problem?

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    have you tried wiggling the shifter? You have a neutral safety switch that will not allow the engine to start if it is not in park or neutral. sometimes this switch gets gummed up.



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I had the same thing happen to my impala. It was the sensor in the ignition switch for security purposes. I had too many keys on my key ring, and it caused the ignition switch to not read my key right. Once I had the ignition switch repaired, I don't put so many keys on my key ring. It cost me about $300.

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