General Maintenance & Repairs - Intermittent starting problems
07-29-2010, 02:07 AM
So Ive been having some troubles with my 98 z28 and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on whats going on. Basically a few weeks ago i got in my car to go to work and it wouldnt start. I would turn the key and all the lights and stuff turn on ut absolutely nothing happens, the starter doesnt even try to turn it over. When I got home from work I tried again and it fired up just fine. Basically I thought nothing of it until this saturday i went to walmart and shut my car off and when I tried to start it again the same thing happened. This time I had to bomb start it to get it going but afterwards it was fine and would start again. Once again this morning I went to start my car to go to work and nothing happened, when I got home I had to bomb start it once again but now it starts up on its own once again. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong with my car?
07-29-2010, 02:18 AM
07-29-2010, 08:41 PM
check wiring at the starter first.
07-30-2010, 06:21 AM
Starter relay is most likely bad.
07-31-2010, 01:35 AM
Had same kind of issue some years ago. Located problem to a fuse named" start" (think it was). It was a poor connection between fuse/holder, removed fuse and squeezed the holder, problem has never occured after fix. Check it first simple and for free. Fusebox in enginecompartment
07-31-2010, 09:12 AM
mine is doing the same thing.
mine still tries to crank over but no start. would this still be the relay, fuse, or a loose wire? friday morning it was fine, but friday afternoon wouldnt start. but this morning it started
08-03-2010, 10:11 AM
in the fuse box under the hood pull the fuel pump relay and then put back in for some reason this works you must do this when the ignition is in the on position. it works every time for me. just havent had time to diagnose the problem.
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