There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) for this problem.
Bulletin No.: 02-06-04-015A
Date: March 07, 2006
Intermittent No Crank, No Start (Clean Battery Side Terminal Stripped Threads, Replace Battery Cable Bolt)
2001-2007 GM Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Trucks (Including Saturn)
2003-2007 HUMMER H2
2006-2007 HUMMER H3
2005-2007 Saab 9-7X
with Side-Mounted Battery Terminals
This bulletin is being revised to update the models and provide a new labor operation number for this repair. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Numbers 02-06-04-015 and 03-06-03-006A (Section 06 - Engine/Propulsion System).
Some customers may comment on an intermittent no crank, no start condition.
This condition may be due to poor battery cable connections. Cross-threaded/stripped battery cable bolts inside the battery side post terminals may cause poor battery cable connections.
To avoid replacing the battery , do the following steps:
^ Clean the threads in the battery side post terminals using a 3/8" (# 16) NC bottom tap.
^ Replace the battery cable bolt.
The battery cable bolt is serviced separately from the cable and is available from your Parts Department. Be sure to use the correct bolt.
- If the battery is new and this is not the problem it's likely a fuel pump issue. Try turning the ignition on for a few seconds before starting it, this would allow the pump to re-prime the fuel system.