why will my car mot start


Asked by Dec 25, 2014 at 07:27 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car will not start i hear a small click under the dash but the battery is not dead and power is going somewhere everything works except the starter the dash lights all work but no crank i was trying to fix a leak and now it wont start i want to get this out of the garage to start another car project please help

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Double check battery voltage and all battery connections. All because the lights work does not mean the battery is strong enough to turn the starter.


#1 double check all your work around and near where you where fixing the leak ( loose wires, connectors, ect.) . # 2 I would check all the fuses and relays that have anything to do with starter or ignition.

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the leak is a power sterrin leak the battery has a computerized charger on it and it says it is fully charged and it started earlier andd i havent messed with any wiring exept to scan it with my OBD scanner also whenever i turn the key to on the doors lock every time like something is getting programed

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Crumbob,sound,s like the ignition switch to me.


I found the problem and havvnt fixed it but it was the starter disable harness under the dash and I got it started by bypassing the relay until I get that fixed I still haven't fixed the wipers and the headlights and the locks

I have 2005 cadillac srx In the cold weather it want start. i turn key and it sounds like it going to start but then doesn't. What can it be?

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