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2000 Buick LeSabre Question: my car will start cold but after quick trip wont restart-wont crank

 

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buick owner, Fort Collins, CO, July 19, 2012, 18:45
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dashboard lights turn on-new battery-always starts up cold;after running will not restart

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    July 22, 2012, 11:17
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    My car used to do this and it turned out to be the main relay that needed to be replaced. In the summer the heat would cause the relay to stop working and I would get stuck until the car cooled down.

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    ziptie12, July 26, 2012, 00:58
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    that sounds like Honda....but unless I mis-interpreted it , they say 'won't crank' and you know that's not the main relay. Sorry I'm an idiot..

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    July 26, 2012, 00:55
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    When you say 'it won't crank' does it click at all? if it does 'click' do the dash lights dim , or go completely dark until you let go of the key?

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    buick owner, August 10, 2012, 16:18
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    No,it would not even click. Put new starter in,worked for about 3 weeks,now it cranks but will not start when it gets hot,it will even stall while driving. Sometimes tachometer does'nt work.

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