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2001 BONNEVILLE 3800 NON S/C WILL NOT CRANK WHEN HOT

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2001 BONNEVILLE 3800 NON S/C WILL NOT CRANK WHEN HOT
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry for the long wait

when it will NOT crank when hot is the security light /theft light blinking ?

and i am assuming you mean when hot the engine will not physically crank over when hot ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
CAR HAS SAT FOR APROXX 9 HRS, DASH LIGHTS UP NO CRANK ON STARTER. SECURITY LIGHT IS NOT FLASHING.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
SWAPPED ENG/TRANS LAST WEEKEND USED ORIGINAL WIRING HARNESS. CAR RAN APROX 4 MILES. STARTED NEXT MORNING RAN BACK TO SHOP AGAIN 4 MILES WOULD NOT CRANK. REPLACED IGNITION SWITCH. NO CHANGE REPLACED PASSLOCK LAST NITE DROVE HOME. SHUT CARR OFF NO CRANK. STARTED THIS AM DROVE 20 PLUS MILES. SHUT IT OFF NO CRANK.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

with the key ON if you jump the starter at the solenoid will it start up and run ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HAVENT TRIED THAT
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

lets try that next

then off of if it will crank or not we will know what direction we go next

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ILL TRY THAT WHEN I GET OFF WORK
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

sure thing let me know

we will figure this problem out

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
FOUND PROBLEM INTERNAL CORE MODULE SHOWS TRANNY IS IN 3RD GEAR
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

is the neutral switch saying its in 3rd gear ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
YEP
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

so change the neutral switch and see if it will start up

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
THATS THE PROJECT THIS AFTERNOON
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

sounds good let me know

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

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