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2003 Buick Century Question: Why are we having random starting problems with the ignition

 

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Visitor, 3.1L V6, Denver, CO, July 25, 2011, 10:05

Recently we have been trying to diagnose why it sometimes starts right up but other times will get not even a click when turning the ignition. We had AAA come out and they said it was a bad battery and they replaced it with a new one. Thinking we had the problem solved, it did it again last night but after several attempts at turning the ignition, it finally started and I tried again this morning and it started right up. I am just trying to narrow down the problem so, we are not spending all kinds of money on various parts or at the mechanics. I am thinking maybe it's the ignition switch or the starter solenoid.,,,,not sure Thanks in advance.

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    sts_rider July 25, 2011, 14:47
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    that could be the starter but it can also be a problem with the ignition not reading the key I had a similar problem like that with my 96 impala

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