1997 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 128000 miles
1997 Pontiac Firebird, 3.8 v6, fully loaded with power options. Last week I was driving and from out of nowhere, the engine cut out instantly. I coasted off to the side of the road and tried to restart, but when I turn the key forward, nothing on the dash lights up and the starter will not engage. The headlights and horn still work, but there is no power when the key is turned on. I replaced the ignition switch under the dash(which is not an easy job). Since then I have checked all the fuses under the hood and inside the car, none are blown. The ODB tester wont even light up when plugged in to give me a code because there is no power going to the harness. Could there be an inline fuse somewhere that I dont know about? Or could it be the starter? I would think that even if the starter was bad, power should still flow and light up the dash when the key is turned forward. Being a full time college student, I dont really have the money to take the car to a dealer to have the problem fixed. Ive been fixing junk cars ever since I started driving, so I feel confident that if I know what is wrong, I can repair it. I just cant figure out what the problem with this car could be, Im stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM