Okay.. So I don't think its my starter anymore. When I turn my car on, there is nothing (no click, just nothing). No electrical equipment works. My battery is okay. I checked fuses and they are okay.
I put a cigarette lighter-charger in and all the electrical equipment works. When i try to turn the ignition, the battery charger dis-engages and the car wont start and has no power again. When I turn my car switch totally off the seatbelt, the fuel and the theft light come on when the switch is off.
When this first happend my girlfriend tried to start it my cranking on the ignition with one sweeping motion to turn the car on. Any advice?
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Re: That 98 Malibu
Do this for me turn the key on and put the car in netural and try to start it there is a safety switch which wont allow you to start it in gear and i have see these go bad. and also watch your dome light does it dim at all?
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Grab a test light go down to the starter, hook to a good ground and probe the battery cable. If that has power probe the solenoid engage wire( its the little one) have a helper turn the key to start if that gets power replace the starter.
You know the 97 to 04 Malibu is noted for intake manifold leaking antifreeze into the engine. A little antifreeze in a cylinder can keep the piston from moving in compression stroke. Take a look at the spark plugs, see if any of them have antifreeze on them and maybe the starter will spin the crank with the plugs out.
i would take a look at the starter i know you just replaced it but i have been working on cars for quite sometime and have had new parts go badthe only other issue could be a bad battery turn your headlamps on then try and start the car this is easiest at night if the lights go almost out then the battery is bad but if you have alredy tried jumping the car then i would have to say the new starter is faulty
Make sure the small wire on the solenoid has a good contact. If it does, check that there is +power to there when trying to start. If there is power and a good contact, and the starter still won't crank, try shorting the two bolt terminals on the solenoid (carefull, it will spark). If the starter cranks then it's okay, suspect solenoid.If the solenoid is okay you should hear it kicking in.
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This is basic, but first off, try to shift it into neutral, and try to start it. It is easy for the linkage to get out of adjustment, where it thinks the jeep is in gear. If that does not work, make sure you have battery power to the ignition and starter.