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My 2009 Malibu showed no signs it was going to act up. girlfriend drove it to work as usual and the next day it wouldn't start, will not turn over or anything. Sometimes there's a click when t

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  • Jim Hurula
    Jim Hurula Dec 07, 2012

    got it started by switching to nuetral drove it to the shop and that doesnt work anymore paying 80 for diagnostics

  • Jim Hurula
    Jim Hurula Dec 07, 2012

    it was the wire from the starter to the battery

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This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.

·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.

·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.

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All the starters today are cheap from china .the starters done last

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SOURCE: 1981 Corvette will not start

The neutral safety switch is located in the shifter housing.

Here is a link to a good article on this topic, that would beat an explanation from me.

Brian

Yes, it sounds like the NSS is the culprit.

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SOURCE: Sometimes starter clicks, sometimes turns over engine

you may have to replace he starter and starter cylinoid

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SOURCE: 97 malibu theft light killing my car

The theft passlock is shutting your fuel off try this Put your key in turn it on dont start wait 10mins take key out wait 10seconds repeat 3 times total 30mins. If that dont work try another key do the same process. If this dont work a new ignition switch needs installed by a dealer because reprogramming is needed.Or You are right you can install a bypass switch bulldog.com will tell you how or take it somewhere where they install remote starts and they can do it

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SOURCE: Car has good battery doesnt make any noise after turn key

YOu may just have a bad starter relay or solenoid switch both will run you under $30 bucks to replace. Good luck

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