My car won't start when I turn my key


Asked by Oct 24, 2016 at 10:33 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Chevy impala would not start i wait a few
minutes then it cranks, this has been going on for a
while then one day it did it again I waited like any
other time but it never started again. I turn my key
it does nothing but make a small sound ... So I put
a metal hanger to my starter and it started then cut
right off, so I switch my starter and still the same
thing so I figured it was my ignition switch, I
changed that and still the same thing, my battery is
good and charged, cables are good , if anyone may
know what the problem may be I would really
appreciate your feedback. Thanks!!

16 Answers


Have you put a new starter relay in it?

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It is called the ign relay in fuse box under hood,

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I should have tried that 1st probably would of save me some money if that's the problem. Would that be the reason i hear a clicking noise in my fusebox when I try to start it??

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Yes,from what you have changed out,i would think that is your issue.

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I'll go grab a few 1st thing in the morning, I say a few because I switched it with the one right next to it their identical but no luck maybe their both bad. If that's the problem cool!! If it isn't still thanks for the help. I'll share the info soon as I replace them

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Did u ever figure out what it was my car is doing same thing??

Dealing with same issue have replaced the starter the fuzes the egnition switch aswell i did the theft lock keycode aswell still nothing. Only time it started was when i manually got the egnition switch to bypass


What is the deal.. I am having the same problems as the one above. Did everything he did and still nothing. I am stuck at my house and my wife could have a baby anytime. any advice?

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I'm having the same problem with my 01 Chevy impala. Changed the ignition and the tumbler. Still nothing. It starts but won't crank or stay cranked. Any suggestion

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im having the same problem, my boyfriend got some dry gas it started the next day nothing again i guess these cars just suck

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It sounds like you guys are having a bad neutral safety switch try changing it

I have a 2010 Chevy impala Ltz I done got starter and ignition switch also and it’s just clicking & check my battery and wires an everything good.But what’s the problem I need help wat else click sound coming buy fuses boxes

I have the same problem ^

I have similar intermittent problem with 2004 Impala. It appears is an issue with security system. To get car to start I leave key in on position for 11 minutes. Security system resets and car starts every time.

I have same problems. Keep tapping the gas it should start

pass lock sensor in the key tumbler. 150 bucks at advanced auto if the car is under 2006 year without a magnetic key

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