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2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr Coupe

2001 Pontiac Sunfire
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
22 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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December 26, 2012, 4:43 am

ED S
 

Question: Sometimes the car won't start.

Sometimes when I get in the car, turn the key to the start position, all dash / cluster lights come on but it won't turn over. Makes no noises such as clicks or anything. It might start the next time you try to start it and sometimes it may not start for several hours. I've changed the neutral safety switch and the lock sensor / key. The original key did not have a chip and niether does the new key. Battery and alternator are working fine. Fuses are all good. Theft system light does not flash when it won't start. Only time it can be scanned / a code reader is when it won't start. If you scan / code read it when it starts it won't tell you anything. Any suggestions ?


December 31, 2012, 4:31 pm

Elizabeth K
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Codes won't help you with a no-start. Here's a a troubleshooting guide, it will fill in the steps you may have missed so far:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over


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