car only starts sometimes

timer Asked: Nov 3rd, 2013
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Question Description

2000 monte carlo, runs great but won't always start. wouldn't start in the evening, started fine next morning and for the next 2 days then wouldn't start again. has lights and radio but won't turn over.

Tutor Answer

School: University of Virginia

Hello! I'm sorry you are having car troubles.

I have found this is a pretty common problem with a lot of people. Here are some possible causes of this problem you are having:
-You may need a new battery
-There is something wrong with the cables that connect the battery to the starter. This is the thickest cable in your car’s electrical system, and carries the most current. It is also the most susceptible to corrosion.
-It could be a problem with the ignition cylinder or a passlock issue

I hope this was helpful and I wish you the best of luck!

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