I have had trouble starting my 95 lumina for monthes. It takes me over
10 tries to get it started, especially on a cold day. If I turn it off
and immediately turn it back on, it starts easily. Anyway, I just keep
it running like this for about half a year until today.
Here is what happened:
I started the car this morning to let it warm up before I drive it to
work. After about 15 minutes when I came out ready to head for work,
the car already shut itself down. Radio and all other lights on the
dashboard were on though.
Then, I started it again, but it shut down itself again after about 5
When I tried to started it one more time, you know what, everything is
dead this time, all lights and radio except the dome light when I keep
the door open.
I tried to jump it from my Camry with cable. It starts nicely with all
the lights and radio on, but as soon as I pull the jump cable off,
everything turns off again. Again, only the dome light on. I thought
it would help to keep the lumina connected to the good battery on the
Camry for a while just to charge the battery. Saddly, after 10
minitues of "charging" it still shuts everything down immediately after
I pull off the jump cable.
you think I got a bad battery or what? Even worse now is I'll have to
get it towed to replace battery or starter or alternater.
Thanks in advance for your help.