My car was running fine when suddenly it won't start. It has a new battery, so that's now it. It seems like it's in the ignition or something. It's not making a sound when I try to start it, but all o

Asked by Nov 14, 2014 at 05:57 PM about the Pontiac Vibe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Are the connections to the battery, starter and fuse box ALL clean and tight?

Yes

19,890

It's either going to be the starter, the battery or a loose connection.

its not the batter we just bought it on wednesday theres a noise when we try to start it kind of like a humming not clicking though

19,890

Where is the humming noise coming from?

engine area

19,890

Ok then its going to be the connections at the starter or the starter itself.

would that just shut the car off while driving down the road?

19,890

No. Why?

thats what happened it shut off while driving and then wouldnt start back up sorry it cut that part off the main question

19,890

Oh well now that could be a seized up engine. The timing belt could have broke and cleaned off the valves. Something internal has let loose.

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where should we start looking

19,890

Take the serpentine belt off and put a very large breaker bar on the bolt of the crank and see if you can get the engine to move at all. If not its seized up.

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thank you

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