Working on wife's 2003 Pontiac Vibe automatic. Been running the car all till and got home. Everything working perfectly. Come out the next day car won't start.
Upon entering key and turning to position ON lights come up, dashboard comes up, radio works and locks work, as expected. Turn to position ignition and car does not turn the motor over.
I do hear a rear fuel pump noise in the rear pressuring the fuel system which is normal in ignition position.
A friend recommended moving the shifter from Park to D and then to Park. We did that is the car started up fine. Thinking we had it slightly out of park figured it was our fault. Ran it all day including several stops not a single problem.
The next day exact same problem. I have verified the shifter is in Park and have tried the trick many times without getting a turn over. Also when turning key to ignition and place shifter in Park I do hear relays click as if the Park sensor is possibly working.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 AT 4:24 PM