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CAR WON'T START WHEN IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE IT

2008 Pontiac G6 • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic •

Bought a new 2008 pontiac G6 in 2008. Had a tune-up on tues, oil change etc, 500.00 dollars worth. My daughter goes to work, the car won't start when trying to go home. She goes under the hood slams it, it starts. We take it back to the dealer next day it starts over and over for them. Next day she goes to work it does not start again when she wants to go home. Call AAA we tow it to the dealer. It starts over and over again. Last night she goes to work, again it won't start when she wants to go home, we are on the phone and she says she turned the key like it would be on and she moved the automatic gear shift up and down cuz she was mad and the car started. Any ideas?
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Dojoka
August 23, 2011.



Won't start when it doesn't feel like

Next time it refuses to start don't wait for it to make up its mind-do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark problem

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

Rasmataz
Aug 23, 2011.