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I've got a 2001 93 SE vert that's down with a bad transmission. So I was able to pick this car up as a summer driver cheap. It's got 138000 miles I know it has a clogged cat and has a map sensor code because of the blog. I believe it has an ABS sensor on the fritz because the brake and ABS light is coming on intermittently and so is the speedometer. But the issue that is really bothering me is a starting issue. I knew when I bought it they were fighting a starting issue because there was three brand-new ignition cassettes one in the car two in the trunk. Also they had ripped up the dash and the receiver on the dash for the fob. The car sometimes won't even crank .the car other times will crank but not start and yet other times it will start. I had a friend outside of it. he noticed the flashers were going off when the button was not depressed and I noticed the OnStar button inside the car went from red to Green at the same time. I looked through a few post and saw somebody else that had an issue with their OnStar going bad in a 9-5 and had to remove it from the trunk and that solved it for them. I'm wondering if anyone's had that issue in a 9-3. If anyone knows where the box is located in the 9-3. And if anyone knows if I can just remove it and if that should solve the issue. Well if it should solve the issue if that's the issue I should say. Thanks so much guys appreciate your help as always. Ron
 

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Never wrote what it was .turned out to be a bad abs module shorting to ground causing all the starting and electrical issues.ive run into a similar problem in Sebring convertibles where the rectifier brakes in the alternator and starts sending ac power to the vehicle and the top won't go up and down properly the tranny sends codes it revs and if you bench test the alternator it's fine .I fixed this twice after both owners spent thousands trying to get them fixed to no avail. I've come to understand that if a vehicle all the sudden has a multitude of problems that make no sense and seem to have no connection look for an electrical issue at the alternator or a cpu or module...
 
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