2000 pontiac sunfire wont start. It was fine, I turned off for a couple minutes waiting for my daughter then, l tried to start and nothing happened, there is gas, new battery, new starter. Do you have any suggestins, please?

Asked by Apr 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I would start by checking your battery for voltage. It might have a open cell. I had that happen to a motorcycle once. Battery would read 12 volts until the key was turned on, then it would drop to zero. Couldn't even push start it.

Thank you for answering, I changed battery to new fully charged one and it still didn't start. Can you think of anything else?

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I would check connections on battery and connections on starter since these have recently been worked on.

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do you even get lights on the dash or anything happen when you try?

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Yes, lights and stereo all work. There is anti-theft system that you need to swipe before starting or else nothing happens. I swipe and hear sound acknowledging anti-theft system is working but then put key in and turn to start and no sound or anything happens.

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With a new starter already installed you should check for power at the starter. Could be an ignition switch or a starter relay. You can change the relay with another one in the relay box just to see if it works before you buy one.

ok thanks, where would I find ignition switch?

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Change that relay first. The ignition switch location should be on steering column but not sure exact location.

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Any luck?

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check the fuel pump/ fuel injector. my 95 sunfire had the same problem as yours, and changed it. it fired right up.

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