I bow to your greater knowledge than mine, and ask for suggestions as to
This car has 290K miles on it and I hate to send it to GM heaven over this.
As of late, the car has been hard to crank. When you hit the ignition, for
a few scounds, nothing happens. Then, the interior lights dim and the
starter kicks in and then the motor begins to turn and after 4-5 pulsating
motor cranks the engine starts.
Well, at times, nothing happens when the igntion switch is turned at all.
The alternator is operating properly, however, I assumed that the battery
may not be accepting a full charge and was really digging for enough amps
to crank the car.
I replaced the battery, and the first crank was a little slow, but the
engine started fine. After a few minutes, I shut the car off. Now,
nothing at all happens when you hit the ignition!
Could this be a bad ignition switch? Once you get the motor to turn over -
then you are good to go, but most times all you get when you turn the key
is the fuel pump and nothing else.
Any other suggestions? I am in for a CHEAP fix if there is one!
Thanks in advance!