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Old 10-31-2003, 09:19 PM   #1
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OK my 2000 bonne.

Has a problem immediatly after start it will shake then shut off.
Went to autozone starter battery and alternator all ok

this will happen randomly when the car is cold and hot
the engine turns over then shakes and shuts off...

need help warrenty over scared
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Old 11-01-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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ANy smoke or anything out the exhaust? Does it drive ok when it does start? When was the last time you did plugs/wires? How many miles?

Just thinking out loud here but...

clogged fuel filter?
bad coils?
bad pluges/wires?
bad fuel pump?

Any SES light?
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nothign weird shows up on the dash. exhaust is is good.
I was thinking about new wires and plugs basically a tune up as soon as i get my tools--

the car drives great when it starts.
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If its random on hot and cold sounds to me like it might be something in the fuel system. Your voltage on the battery is ok correct?
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batterys great
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Had a problem like that on a different make of car and it turned out to be a vacuum tube on the automatic idle control. Not a big cost...just need a good mechanic. I am not saying that this is your problem, but it could be something with the fuel injection system.

Let us know what you find out.
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I kind of have the same problem. Except mine is more that it wont start untill after you let go of the key and try starting it a second time, but i have also have had the problem that you described. GM has told me that it is the fuel pressure regulator, and because the midwest has ethanol blended fuels it gets eaten away and leaks. I dont know if your from the midwest or if you have ethanol in your fuel, but try replacing the fuel presure regulator. I wouldn't go with a GM part because the ones they have put in my car dont seem to last that long maybe 8,000 miles.
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welll i was talking to somone and they suggestest somethign with the fuel system. In going to get the best bottle of fuel system cleaner today and hope its just some dirt or something like that

time to pray
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My wifes car has just started doing this (2000 SSEi) but hers doesn't shut off. When it'* started the car shakes for a minute or two then clears up (usually after putting in gear). I getting ready to take it in to get her rear window and leaking trunk fixed so I guess I'll have to get this looked at as well.
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I just noticed today that it continues shake kinda like it'* missing even after driving and it'* left idling.
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