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Intermittant starting problems

Car unreliable--back to dealer many times-still can't fix. Always starts 1st time in AM. Then might or might not restart throughout the day.Length of run or time appears to make no difference. No codes appear in memory. Autostart installed at purchase in 2001. Problem started last year. Dealer kept blaming autostart--had it removed and car is still a problem. Turn key, the dash lights but car does not start and there is no sound. For every time you turn the key to attempt start have to wait about an hour and can then sometimes start. Asked them to disconnect security module and they say they can't. Doesn't matter which key--still happens. Will NEVER own another Cady.

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  • anniewestfal Aug 25, 2008

    My grandmother's car does the exact same thing. She is 82 years old and we worry when she goes anywhere because we don't know if she will be stuck or not. She did take it and get a new starter but that didn't help any.

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Could be the Crankshaft positioning sensor. Had the same problem with my 2001 DTS. Cost to replace: About $200 from a non-dealer repair shop.

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