My 97 camaro just cut off by itself in wont crank back up everything else cuts on except my car wont crank or turn over by dash board lights wont cut on unless i manually cut them on

Asked by Apr 25, 2015 at 12:42 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Everything works properly except my
a/c,radio,in my ignition want crank my
motor want even turn over and my
dashboard want come I. Unless i cut
on my head light smh shit driving me
crazy i need help

13 Answers

8,265

Start checking all fuses and relays.

All of them are ok

8,265

Even the fuses under the hood?

Under the hood n inside the car i did a fuse test in the fuses are ok

8,265

Locate starter relay check to see if it clicks when key is turned to start position, if not check ignition switch power out to starter.

Best Answer Mark helpful

I tested. My relays they're good to smh

When i turn the key i hear a lil low clicks

8,265

If the starter relay is working that means you have signal from the ignition switch but if the starter isn't cranking remove the starter and bench test it

I think its some wires touching in my radio that's stopping my car from cranking

8,265

Unlikely, the radio should be a separate circuit.

17,865

What it sounds like from scratch is either a bad ignition switch, (maybe not) or a low battery. Can you jump start it? It may be an aulternator not charging the battery or even a bad cell in the battery that will not hold a charge and it drains the battery. If it is a low battery, the dash lights should work. The clicking of the starter indicates a low battery not having enough charge to turn it over.

I think it's my VATS system

17,865

check this out. http://vats.likeabigdog.com/ This will show you haw to bypass the VATS system. Worth a try to see if that is the problem.

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