97 CATERA - WON'T START... ELECTRICAL?

  • Tiny
  • cat97
  • 1997 All Other Makes All Other Models

Hello, I'm new here and don't know much about cars. So please bear with me ^_^'

Anyway, while driving today, my 97 Catera (100K+ mileage, 3.0 L V6. Hope that helps) lost all power for half a second. The seat belt sign started beeping like I had just turned the car on. Later on, I went to start the car and it won't start. I can't even get the doors to lock.
Although this has happened only once before (I slammed the hood of the car and it started just fine) no matter what I try it won't start.
I'm guessing it's loss of electrical power, but I'm not sure.
Any help/info is appreciated.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 AT 12:16 AM

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  • merlin2021
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It's the slam that solves it! Look for a bare braided silver wire, it a ground strap make sure it's connected!

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 AT 3:32 PM
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OK, thanks _

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