Could be a fuse, electrical problem going to starter, bad relay for starter (located under hood in fuse box) but more than likely your solenoid is shot on the starter itself. also relay should click when energized you will notice it if you have your hand on it while turning ignition switch. and you need constant hot (12 volts), switch hot(12 volts with ignition switch turned like your cranking car) and ground wires landed at your starter, a cheap volt meter from wal-mart is not a bad tool to have 10 dollars to test all connections and make sure to have parts store check your starter before you buy one
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Sounds like the starter to me(I assumed you meant won't crank when hot).I have replaced only 1 starter(on my neighbor's Taurus)in the 15 years after quitting the GM dealer tech job 15 years ago.I probably could make a career just changing GM starters and alternators.(I only have Mopars in my driveway!)
Same thing happened to me. Turned out to be a blown Alt fuse (under the hood behind the battery, you'll have to unbolt the whole fuse box though. That fuse is bolted in from underneath) and a blown am2 fuse (look underneath the dash of the driver side from inside the car). I switched those out and the car started right up
make sure the dimmer switch is not in the off position as this sometimes happens without knowing it.next check the fuses with a test light but you will have to turn the systems on,tailights,blower motor,etc as some fuses won`t activate without the circuit turned on.the amp rating of the fuse will be marked on it.
It could be a number of things. 1st check connections at battery, clean them and make sure they have a tight connection. If that doesn't help, next, bring the battery to a parts store and have it checked (free service at most stores). Although it's fairly new, the car may not be charging it, it could be defective, etc., so find out if it's fully charged and it's condition at the store. So, check out the above, and if that doesn't fix the problem, post the results and we can continue until we solve the problem. Curt