My 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix loses power when I turn the key to start. Instantly. Then the key gets stuck. I can get a jump and the car starts and let's me drive to my destination. I can then cut the car off and remove key. But when I try to start again, same thing.

Asked by Feb 11, 2013 at 09:31 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Let's go with basics Laura. Bad battery, and/or corrosion on battery terminals. A jump will get you going, and if it runs Ok then indicates no alternator problem, if alternator was bad, the battery would not carry the load needed to run if battery is bad. Now the key getting stuck, I think you mean it won't return to 'run' from 'start' on it's own...right? then ignition switch is faulty and may be the cause of all the problems.

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I found this - hope it is helpful - http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion- t16862_ds525167

Corrosion on battery terminals it was! I'm all good now. Thanks!

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