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Unread 07-30-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Ok, I'm getting ready to give up. I have a 2001 Grand with the 6 cyl. Today the remote door locks worked and unlocked all the doors. When I started the vehicle it seemed to start for a moment then just died. Then I turn the key nothing happens. It doesn't crank. There is a fast clicking under the dash even when the key is out of the ingnetion. When you turn the key to the on position none of the gauges work, radio doesn't work. Fuses seem fine. The seat belt light works fine. I don't think it is the battery cause the battery isn't that old.

Could someone give me some ideas.


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Unread 07-30-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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If itís the original battery than it is old. If it were newer than I would say the battery posts.
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Unread 07-30-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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My battery cable that goes to the fuse block broke . killing all power to the inside of the vehicle... I used a lawn mower battery cable , attached one end to the battery bolt then the other to the fuse block, That was a temporary fix.I have now replaced the starter cable end with a different type to make it look cleaner, than just the lawn mower cable attached to a bolt. I might see if I can get a pic
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Unread 07-30-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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First thing I'd check is the battery. Jump it or charge it. But the clicking with the key out sounds strange.
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Unread 07-30-2006, 05:56 PM   #5
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daaaamn...same thing happened to me just! my '01 won't comes on, batt reads bout 9v. ****load of rubber/gel like corrosion on my neg post. got most of it off with a screwdriver...just ran up here now for a wrench. still won't start...all i get is one click when i turn the key.
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Unread 07-31-2006, 06:42 AM   #6
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I think it's your battery. I have a 2001 I6 as well and this happened to me two weeks ago. Every thing was fine and then in a parking lot I tried to start it. It didn't turn over immediatly so I stoped. Then Clicking sounds in the dash and door. You battery can have enough power to keep your lights on yet not enough to even try to start. Make sure their is no corosion on your terminals and your connection is solid... I replaced my battery and clean up my terminals and it starts up like a champ now.
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