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2004 Pontiac Grand Am no start. Tried to jump start and electrical system seems to short out 1x then its dead. Disconnect and reconnect cables and the same results. Any thoughts?

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Hi, check your hot power wire from the battery to the starter for a short to the exhaust manifold. It may also be shorted to the engine if the terminal has twisted around. You may want to just remove the wire and inspect it for melted or missing insulation. If that wire is OK, the problem may be that the solenoid is shorted internally. Please let me know if you have questions and thanks for using FixYa.

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