2002 Chev Malibu steering column won't lock, won't start

David Ledkins

Asked by Jul 19, 2016 at 05:15 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car was parked, key removed. Would not start
again later. Upon inspection , the steering
column will not lock, and the starter only clicks
even with a fully charged battery. Tried the
shifter button and pushing it forward as posted
earlier with no results. Not seeing any light for
security at this point either.

3 Answers


Make sure battery connections are tight,could be bad starter,or on some malibus the iginition switch will cause this.

David Ledkins

I bought the car from a friend, just spoke with him and the ignition was a problem when he owned it also. The ignition was replaced at some point, which doesn't mean it's not the problem, but it is newer.

Justin Hatfield

Try in Neutral.

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