Originally Posted by brandonclose
My alero wouldnt start this morning. I already replaced the fuel filter. The fuel pump runs and it will turn over and fire and run for a second, but as soon as I let off the key the car dies. Also, my electric door locks, int. lights, and truck release switch also dont work. The funny thing is, my stereo and windows still work. Alsothere is a "security" dummy light that was on the previous day while it was running. Any help, ideas, or fixes wwould be greatly appreciated, so i dont have to wipe out my account at the dealership.
I am (and have been) having the same problem. How did you resolve this issue?
Yesterday: Big Rain Storm
Result: My car won't start. Shows same symptoms you described above.
It all started last year after a big rain storm. The door locks wouldn't open and it wouldn't start. I had it towed to a dealer for analysis, but it started just fine in the morning before they could look at it.
No problems again for about 6 months, until we got another downpour. -- Then the same issues cropped up again.
Since then, I had to change the battery (normal lifespan, so no issues here) and change the alternator.
Please let me know what you did to resolve this painful issue. Thanks!