2008 chevy cobalt totaled front end replaced everything new hooked up have power, lights etc, go to turn over and starter relay just clicks, no crank

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Asked by Jan 04, 2015 at 09:28 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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you may have purchased a faulty starter

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Try this: Have someone hold the key to the ON position like they are starting the car. While they do that, you rap on the starter with a hammer or heavy ratchet. Did it suddenly turn over? If so, your starter is bad. You may also have a weak battery. Is that new also?

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Yea new starter new battery new alternator new built, tried the ip PCM ground no luck, it's as if the starter isn't getting the message to roll car over when ignition is engaged

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Double check battery connections. Also check the negative battery connections on the frame and motor.

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Try rapping on it. It may be a bad rebuild. If no dice, at least we can cross that off the list. Is there a fusible link between the battery and the starter? DId you replace the ignition module?

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Yes fuseable link good, no I didn't replace it how do I check if it's good or bad

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HmNbd-WZ-8 Check out this video. Apparently there are quite a few things that will give this car a no start condition. Hopefully this video will lead you in the right direction.

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Check all the fuses. In a collision who knows what wires got ripped from their connections and touched something metal. You may find a few that are blown. And I was also thinking as dandy said. Check all your ground wires and ground straps. There's several that bolt to body parts such as the fenders, firewall, etc. One or more may have been overlooked during the repair. HTH. -Jim

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