2008 malibu i replaced the starter and the car still will not start or even make a sound


Asked by Sep 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i went to gas station car was fine shut it off . came out car acted like the battery was dead
tried to jump it nothing we replaced the starter and the car still will not crank dont do

8 Answers

Tom Demyan

What is the voltage on the battery? If a cell shorted in the battery, sometimes you can't even jump start them.

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ok i am going to check that we are going to try a different battery Thankyou will let you know

Tom Demyan

Check the voltage first before you spend any money or have them test it at the parts store.


pattimcg, I am sorry to hear you are having this concern. We can see if you are still under your powertrain warranty. Please email us at socialmedia@gm.com. Be sure to include your name, VIN, address, and the name of your GM dealership. Erica Tiffany GM Customer Care


Also check that all battery connections are clean and tight.


now when i turn the key on the lights and all work, still wont start but now the odometer is reading error and says 0 miles. im so confused

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Sure sounds like bad battery or loose/dirty battery connections.

Tony Goldense

sounds like the 40 amp maxi fuse in the fuse block check your owners manual and if you have a remote start or bought your car used they may have a bank gps with shut off installed

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