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Old 06-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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If it was the bolt for the grounding strap that seemed to make the difference, remove the bolt and clean it and the threads in the body as well as you can. I added a star washer under the strap to be able to bite through the paint for a better ground. Add some dielectric grease before putting it back together. See if the problem stays away after that.

If not, then the ignition switch is a possibility. GM has issued a TSB for it.

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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Man I really appreciate this forum, such a great bunch of people. My car had this problem got in and dead nada nothing!! Looked on the forum got some answerers! Turned out my battery was shot! Today drove home parked the car everything was fine, my son went to start the car later and nothing!! Checked the forum got some answers bam my cable was lose! Tightened is up everything ok! Love this forum!!
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