Car won't start

Tiny
G.A.PARADISO@ATT.NET
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I have a 2003 pontiac grand am. 67,000 miles. Six Cylinder.

It worked fine yesterday then when I went to pick up a pizza last night it would not start, not a sound, nothing.

Only started when I jumped it.

Battery eye us green. Barely makes a sound when the key us in the slot ( you know, the door open sound)

Is it a battery, starter or electrical? :Shock: :shock:
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 6:18 AM

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Tiny
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The little eyeball green looking color in it can fool you
that is good.

When was the last time you've change battery- get it tested then comeback
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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[quote="rasmataz"][quote="g.A. Paradiso@att. Net"]I have a 2003 pontiac grand am. 67,000 miles. Six Cylinder.

I have a 2002 Grand AM, 48000 miles, same model, with a similar problem.

The car labors to start, but does. It wouldn't start one time last week and I had to get it jumped. Has started regularly since, but think I'm gonna get let down and stranded again sometime soon.

Battery check shows it is is fine, but I notice that the radio clock/stations need resettting every time I get the car started. Looks to me like starting is shorting something out (don't think it's the radio though).

Any suggestions where the short out might be occurring?

H of Long Island
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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[quote="hugh247"][quote="rasmataz"]

When was it last tune-up and battery disconnection.

How did you check the battery-the best way to test the battery is load it with atleast 250-300 amps on it and watch the battery voltage if it goes below 9.6 volts-my way I replace it

Triple check all your connections from the battery to engine to starter or do a voltage drop test on the cables.

Check the MAP/CKP sensors. Could also be fuel pressure problem
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 3:18 AM
Tiny
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[quote="hugh247"][quote="rasmataz"]

When was it last tune-up and battery disconnection.

How did you check the battery-the best way to test the battery is load it with atleast 250-300 amps on it or disable the ignition and use the starter as a loading device. And watch the battery voltage if it goes below 9.6 volts-my way I replace it

Triple check all your connections from the battery to engine to starter or do a voltage drop test on the cables.

Check the MAP/CKP sensors. Could also be fuel pressure problem'Ignition switch problema.
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 3:18 AM

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