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Old 09-16-2007, 11:05 PM   #11
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Pizzaguy, you need to start your own topic. There are two distinctly different issues being discussed here.

Out of respect to the topic author, let'* keep this on his track and discuss yours in your own topic.
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Pizzaguy, you need to start your own topic. There are two distinctly different issues being discussed here.

Out of respect to the topic author, let'* keep this on his track and discuss yours in your own topic.
I don't have a problem with starting a new topic if that'* what you'd like admin. But take note, the problem that I'm describing began exactly as the author describes his problem.

This has carried on now for about 4 years, and has gotten steadily worse and more frequent as time has gone by. It could well be that the author will face these same issues down the road, as it were.

When my car began having this intermittent problem, it had only 180K on the odometer. Now it'* kickin 265.
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labonnevillastrangiato has an unrelated problem, regardless of how similar it looks to you right now. He has no VATS, Passkey, or Security issue. His is strictly high-current electrical.

It'* very confusing and hard to follow when we troubleshoot two different problems in one topic, and is disrespectful to the original topic author.
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labonnevillastrangiato has an unrelated problem, regardless of how similar it looks to you right now. He has no VATS, Passkey, or Security issue. His is strictly high-current electrical.

It'* very confusing and hard to follow when we troubleshoot two different problems in one topic, and is disrespectful to the original topic author.
Hi folks,
Pizzaguy'* problem does seem similar to mine, however I believe his is farther advanced than mine. Will is absolutely right, two threads are needed here for people experiencing similar problems to decide which symptons their car is experiencing more of.

I cleaned every single connector I could find that had to do with the battery as mentioned above, and so far so good! I drove around quite a bit yesterday (Sunday), no problems, however I am a bit cautious as this is the way it went before: Fine for weeks on end, then you'd start it, and nothing.

Are there any start relays I should remove / inspect and clean? If so, where are they?

Thanks to all for the help, and I'll keep my fingers crossed everytime I turn the key!

Adam
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Nothing else to test at this point.

Things to keep in mind if it doesn't start. Watch the Security light. Pay attention to it before a problem happens to learn what it should do when you start it. I know if mine blinks..it'* happy. Not sure on your year though.

Relays..there really isn't anything to relay. A wire from your ignition switch heads down to the starter and you can check it for power when the starter doesn't work. If you have power to the soleniod wire, power to the alternator via battery cable, motor is grounded properly and no start That is 99% a bad soleniod on the starter.
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Things to keep in mind if it doesn't start. Watch the Security light. Pay attention to it before a problem happens to learn what it should do when you start it. I know if mine blinks..it'* happy. Not sure on your year though.

Relays..there really isn't anything to relay. A wire from your ignition switch heads down to the starter and you can check it for power when the starter doesn't work. If you have power to the soleniod wire, power to the alternator via battery cable, motor is grounded properly and no start That is 99% a bad soleniod on the starter.

Hi Boosty,
My car didn't start today, and I noticed the Security light was constantly lit when this was going on. It did not blink.
I turned the key, it didn't turn over, and made a clicking sound under the hood like someone was playing castenet'*.
I got out, rolled the car backwards, as I know when this happened in the past, if someone gives it a jump start it will go. After rolling it backwards, I tried again, and it started. This time the Security light flashed.
Is this a VATS issue??

When I got back to work, I tried to start it and it fired right up. Odd.
Thanks in advance,
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The clicking noise makes me thing it'* a dead battery. If someone jumps it and it starts..it'* almost definately a dead battery. The question would then be...why is your battery dead?
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