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It starts and runs for a short time then does and won't

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It starts and runs...

It starts and runs for a short time then does and won't start and then it will start again

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes checked battery checked starter connections says starting disabled when it stalls

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?

2006 montana

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montana yourself? What have you tried so far?

Cleand terminals checked connections on starter checked relays and guard. Some times there is nothing won't turn over from ignition

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Cleaned throttle body but don't think that has anything to do with it stalling. Checked fuel pressure as well

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Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Is the check engine light on?

Are there any codes in the computer?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok any suggestions on what to try next
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

YES, I have lots. Please answer my questions above so I can provide you with the most accurate information for your vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Starting to think it has something to do with the auto start on it.
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

That is very possible.

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sure***********
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Please accept my offer and call me now

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
far it's cost me $29 and still no answer just want more money
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

I understand.

Then please answer my questions above so we can continue on this page so I can provide you with an answer here so you dont have to pay more money.

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Car starts and runs then does and won't start. Then it starts after a few tried and runs then does again. Cleaned battery checked wires on starter checked fuses
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Let me try this again. Car starts and runs then dies and won't start then it starts after a few tries and runs then dies again. Cleaned battery checked wires on starter checked fuses
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you for that information.

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Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

So it stalls out at times and does start back up or does not start back up?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It wont start right back up but after a few tries it starts again
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sometimes it runs for 10 minutes sometimes it dies in 2
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Ok got it, thank you.

So when it does not start, does it crank over but not start or not crank over at all?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Relays click but does not turn over.
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you.

What size engine do you have?

3.5 or a 3.9?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
When it does turn over i can release the ignition and it turns over till it starts
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
3.5
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you.

So which relay clicks when this happens (engine does not start)?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The run relay tried changing them around and it didnt help
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Says starting disabled when it dies
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

So it does not crank over when this happens? No starter activity?

I would recommend to check the starting circuit when this occurs.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok in what way? For power to the starter?
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

YES thats correct. Check power down at the starter since the engine is not cranking at times.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The starter will start the car if you jump the terminals on the starter when the ignition wont
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Ok but the relay clicks when this happens right? So that means the problem is after the relay.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thats why i was thinking the remote start was causing it to shut down
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Seems to get worse the warmer the engine gets
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Right, that would make sense. So we will need to check/test the circuit.

Let me know!

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
But why would it shut down shut down randomly while it's running
Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

It could be lots of reasons. Faulty connection and a bad module would be the two most likely possible causes.

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Pontiac Mechanic: Amedee, Pontiac Technician replied 2 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

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