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What is the cause of a 2000 Pontiac Firebird 43k miles that periodically will not start even when jumping and battery checks out?


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2015-07-14 15:06:06
2015-07-14 15:06:06

I have a 200 firebird also and this has happened to me several times. What it is, is a problem with the igition lock cylinder. When you turn the key, all the accessories come on but the motor doesn't even try to turn. It's because even though you have turned the key as far as you can, the key for some reason is getting caught on accessories. It usually will start eventually. I've had mine replaced several times.

Also bear in mind that one of the causes of ignition lock degradation is having a lot of weight on the key. If you have a very large keyring, consider using a separate keyring with just the car key on it.

#2 Hello, this is randall if it clicks at all it could be starter sylynoid,if dash lights go dim after the click you may have bad or dirty connection at batt,eng ground or starter check all terminals. someone.

Is it a standard or automatic transmission? If it is a standard it could be the safety switch on the clutch pedal that is malfunctioning.

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