Hey all. My Grandparents have a 1997 Chevy Lumina with the 3.1L V6 and
around 65,000 KM's on it. The problem is at times the car won't start. You
can turn on the ignition, and the radio, air blower, and all the toys work,
but when you turn the key to 'start' all you hear is a click (no power drain
is apparent either when turning the key). Other then that, the car runs
fine. This only happens about once every few months, but it happened twice
today. After you leave it for a few minutes, it will start and work fine
until it decides to do it again. The car has one of those keys with the chip
in it, but we have tried two keys from that car, and they both do the same
thing, and the one key has only been used a few times (it's not brand new,
but it's never used). Now, as you can guess, with only 65,000 KM's (not
miles) on the car, it doesn't get driven too much, but I am wondering if
anyone out there has any idea's? One person I talked too said maybe I need
to replace the lock cylinder.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.