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Car model 2011 Cruze -took out my battery to clean off the corrosion. I then reconnected all the wiring all the same and now its not starting it started fine before. the battery is fine its reading a 12.36v. Does any one know what might be the problem?

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If you have a security system, see if disconnecting the battery somehow locks out the engine start system.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • Antonio Barrera Jan 20, 2013

    yeah thats what I just started to think. I going to see if arming it and disarming it works but if not do you know any solution?

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    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 20, 2013

    There are many other reasons it isn't working...try that first to avoid problems...


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Make sure you do a couple voltage checks
1) battery voltage say 12.36 vdc
2) voltage at starter B+ SHOULD BE really close to battery volts.
just follow the red cable going to starter from battery I would expect 12.26 volts. Is the engine turning over? is their a clicking sound when you turn thr key?

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • Antonio Barrera Jan 20, 2013

    yea it is making the clicking sound but im thinking it could be a problem with the alarm system locking the engine



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SOURCE: 2011 Chevy Cruze Wont start..

o you mean the engine doesn't crank over or it does crank over but won't fire up?

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I have a new battery for my car and it will not start crank just click.The car has very low mileage.

Without amp rating on charger let's move on to other items to look at.
Are the connections to battery tight and clean. Make sure you have cleaned both posts. Make sure there is no corrosion on cable ends. Also look at the wire that runs to ground , insure that is clean as well. Reconnect battery!
Turn off all accessories (radio, heater, A/C). When you open doors does the dome light turn on.
Does the dome light dim as you crank / click.
Can the car be jump started? If yes then I would lean to a weak battery. Without test equipment ( voltmeter) tough to varify.
You didn't explain why you replaced battery, but a purchased battery usually will normally be enough.
Make sure the battery size (amp hours) is rated for your engine size.
make sure wires to your starter are also corrosion free. A bad ground won't allow enough current flow giving you the click no crank.
try turning the key on off rapidly thus making starter move slightly and if it starts you are probably in need of new starter. The starter relay is easy to replace and cheaper so you can start there.

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