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I have a 1998 pontiac bonneville SE 3.8 liter. It is hard to start - I have to try several times to start. sometimes the switch engages when I turn the key, sometimes nothing - not even beeping. NO power, everything dead. Acts like a short. Most of time I have to depress brake and put in neutral to get it to start - after a try or 2. Once, I lost all power while driving, as if I had turned it off. Battery checked - fine. Alternator checked - fine. starter bendix - fine. ignition coil - fine. car "computer" - fine. Any ideas?

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Could be a faulty ignition switch....could also be bad grounding of the battery to the chassis and or engine or loose connections at starter.

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These cars are known for bad ignition switches

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