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Old 03-12-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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I came across this site while searching for answers to my car problems. My dad got me a 1993 Bonneville SE when I got my liscense a few years ago. About six months ago I started having problems with it. At first I had problems with is dying every now and then when I was going to work or coming home. I took it to my mechanic to have it checked. He said it looked like the cam shaft sensor and replaced it. I ran fine for a few days then started dying again. I would die and would have to sit for almost an hour to start it again. Since then we have replaced the crank shaft position sensor, the computer, put in a new battery, replaced the fuel lines and injector along with the spark plugs and wires. All the fuses have been checked and the bad ones replaced. We think the chip in the key may be bad but we can't get a new one made because the card that has the info on it is missing in the shop somewhere (i think it got thrown away by mistake), Any suggestions of what could be causing the problem? I love this car and want to get it running again. The only other thing I can think to do is replace the ignition switch.
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Disconnect both battery cables from the battery. Pull the rubber boots off each cable. Tell us what you find.

(Humor us and play along, just do it and tell us what you find, then come back here and we'll go from there).
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Welcome to the Club.

Your title says Starting Problem but your post only talks about stalling. If the starter isn't cranking over the engine then we need to know what the security light is doing when the key is turned to the run position. The light should come on for 2-3 seconds then go out.
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I know my title says starting problem. I was able to re-read it later and found it. (My son started screaming while i was typing) We are to the point we can't get the car to start no matter what we do to it. Took off battery cables like you suggested and removed rubber tips. Everything is clean and in good shape. The battery is new but we tried swapping it with one we know is working and still nothing.
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Is the starting cranking over the engine?
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