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I've searched and found a few post regarding this problem and now I'm wondering if anyone has found a PERMANENT fix .

The problem is.... drive to town with everything working just fine . Go to start the car (02 a4 vert) and the usual dash lights come on with the key in the on position , then when turned to the Start position everything goes out and the car wont start .
No codes, new battery, cleaned all the grounds I could find (some great pictures of them in this forum archives ), VATS is bypassed .
Sometimes after waiting 5min it will start , sometimes it takes hrs !

If I dont find a fix for this soon Im gonna buy a Mustang ! God help Me !
 

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I had a similar situation like this happen to me a while back. The car would work well sometimes, but others it would be completely dead. Turned out that my ecbm was shorted out as well as the battery cables. :nuts: Hopefully yours isn't that bad and it's just the cables, but either way, I'd get the car into a shop and have a good mechanic take a look at it.
 

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sounds like a loose connection. Could be either hot or ground.
 

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I ran into this the other day as well. A few months ago, my factory battery leaked, I fixed it, but the other day my car done the same as you descibed. Monday I am ordering new cables. Anyone know of a good place to get them from? Chevy wants $85 for the negative.:crazy:
 

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start ?

Maybe I'll try replacing the cables . I've also had people say it could be a bad spot on the starter .
Taking it to the shop probably isn't going to work unless it just happens to die while there and that could be months from now .
Ive replaced relays but what is the ecbm OSUVETTE was talking about ?
 
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