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Old 09-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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My 2002 bonneville has been giving me trouble with starting. While I turn the key I have to wiggle it at the same time. It has done it off and on for about a year, bur now it seems to be getting really hard to start. Any suggestions???
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try the easy thing first.

have you tried switching keys?
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If I am reading you right, you are having trouble turning the key itself?

As above, try the other key first. Then try moving the steering wheel a bit. Sometimes, in some cars, the wheel gets intself into that exact position that it locks up the ignition. My T-bird was really bad about it. I don't know if our cars have this issue, I expect not due to the ignition placement.

My mother'* Escape was doing exactly this for a while. Really obnoxious. Eventually she had to have the dealership replace the ignition switch.
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If swapping keys doesn't help - you may need to replace the ignition switch per this TSB
Ignition Switch - Intermittent No Start

File In Section: 08 - Body and Accessories

Bulletin No.: 00-08-49-015

Date: November, 2000
Intermittent No Start/No Crank
(Replace Ignition & Start Switch Assembly)

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

2000-2001 Pontiac Bonneville
Some customers may comment that the ignition and start switch assembly in the above listed vehicles may not operate properly resulting in an intermittent no start/no crank condition.

This condition may be due to plastic particles interfering with the electrical contacts of the ignition switch assembly.

An improved ignition switch assembly, P/N 25721650, is now available from GMSPO.
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