I have a 2000 Pontiac sun-fire ignition turns over but not starting and lights come on dash board what could be the problem please help

Geneva Blair

Asked by Mar 27, 2015 at 04:27 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was starting fine then all of a sudden went to turn it over nothing happen just lights in
dash board came on and hear a clicking sound, then nothing

22 Answers


Have battery checked

Done did battery good


Check starter fuse and relay next

I'll check it tomorrow let you know if it works thank u


Your welcome.

OK its been checked already not could it be the ignition switch itself

Their a box clicking could that cause it not to start


Might be the neutral safety switch, turn the key to the on position and put the car in neutral, try to start. if it starts then safety switch is bad.

Won't start in neutral


The starter cranks, correct?

Yes checked

Someone told me its in the key switch


if it were the ignition switch it probably wouldn't crank, check if fuel pump is working, have someone listen at the fuel cap,turn key to on position but do not crank, the pump should make a humming sound for a second then shut off

Fuel pumps good

I think I'm about to give up lol


Check all fuses to ecm

OK what is ecm


The ecm controls all the engine functions through the use of sensors

I took it had it put on computer their trying to say its the starter and the steering column telling me I had to replace all before it will start not sounding right, saying replacing the key switch wouldn't work


That doesn't sound right at all, did they give an explanation as to why?

No they didn't

But I'm requesting a print out for where they put it on computer,going to have a friend check it out because he said it didn't sound right also

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