Question about 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Was running for about 30 minutes, turned off and wouldn't start after a few hours. Just made a clicking noise.
Seems to me you need a new battery. Places like autozone and advance will test your battery for free and will even installed them. Your battery may have a dead or shorted cell keeping it from holding a charge. If this is the case it may damage your alternator as alternator aren't meant to charge the battery.
Posted on Jan 20, 2013
Rule of thumb i have always followed, if it can be jumped and stays runnig the alternator is fine and the battery is not holding/taking a charge anymore, if it is jumped and dies the alternator is dead and possibly the battery too from being deep cycled, in your case i would say yours is the first case scenario replace the battery and have the alternator checked. you really only need the battery to start the vehicle, you can amaze your friends with this little trick start the car, take the cables off the battery if easy to access while its running, if the alternator is good it will stay running, THE CABLES ARE STILL CARING VOLTAGE AT THIS POINT DONT NOT TOUCH THEM TOGETHER OR TO ANY OTHER PART OF THE CAR, this will prove my point and maybe make you some extra cash if you bet them!
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
Could be a bad battery, and or alternator, if the alternator does not charge the battery when the vehicle is running your battery will drain causing no start.
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
disconnect battery for 24 hrs so the computer will reset and if that dont work take it to chevy dealer and have them reset it manually
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
SOURCE: my 1997 monte carlo wont start
The neutral safety switch is used in automatics and prevents the car from being started in gear. In your car it should be located atop the transaxle near the shift cable. There may be two switches on this model that screw into the trans. housing. One is the backup lights switch, the taller one is the neutral safety. Check for a problem with the shift cable. If the trans is not really in either park or neutral, it's not going to actuate the switch. If the car is a stick, there is instead, a safety switch actuated by the clutch pedal.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Is there a security light on, if it is then you have the anti theft working thinking someone is trying to steal the car. If you have the second ignition key's with you try it. If not try this, it takes about 30 min to do. 30-Minute Learn Procedure 1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. 2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON; the vehicle will not start. 3. Observe the SECURITY tell tale light. After approximately 10 minutes, the light will turn OFF. 4. Turn OFF the ignition switch, and wait 5 seconds. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 - two more times - for a total of 3 cycles of 10 minutes. 3x10 = 30 minutes. The vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch turn from OFF to CRANK Important: Turn the Ignition Switch OFF. The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle. 6. Start the engine. The vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password. 7. With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed. History DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles. Without a scan tool you may have momentary starter interruptions while history clears itself. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted, be glad to help
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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