Re: starter turns over but wont run sometimes (once every...
More than likely the starter contacts or solenoid are going bad which explains the intermittent staring problem. You can take out the starter and see if you can replace the contacts or replace the starter entirely. Since this is a starter problem a diagnostic scanner will not be able to pin point the problem. I would recommend replacing the starter altogether. A rebuilt or used one can cost appr. $300 and another $400 labor unless you can DIY.
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I had this problem.. on my carthe nutural safety switch its called a "combination switch" $175 So i put a push button on the dash which is wired from the battery to the starter.. now if it does not turn over i just turn on the key and push the button.. switch was $3. and about $3 worth of wire.. Works Great..
I am having the same problem. did you figure out what was wrong with yours. I have tested all of the wires in the harness under the dash, they r fine. I pulled off the starter and had it tested; O'rilies said it was fine. It is a 5 speed, and I can push start the car just fine any time. Like yours, some days my car starts, some days it doesn't. The days it starts, it runs fine with no problems starting or running. the problem is the days that it wont start.
Ok then, from your description and the
make/model/year of the car you have there,
it appears you've reset the VATS.
The car's security immobilizer
reader at the key switch
does not recognize the coded
chip in the ignition key any longer.
You can try to put the key
in the ignition, turn to the on position &
wait at least 10 min like that.
(Do not turn off the key switch before
10 minutes as elapsed!)
Once done, the key is re-programmed and
should allow the fuel injectors to work again.
The car would start now if corrected.
In some cases, the VATS (GM'S VEHICLE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM)
will re learn the code this way, and will then
allow the restart, however if this does not work,
then you can simply tow it to any GM vehicle dealer
to have the service department re code it.
There is a permanent solution though.
Adding the PLJX Self learning Bypass module (59.95)
will bypass the PASSLOCK system in your vehicle
for good. See this at www.PASSLOCK2.com
Good luck I hope method 1 does the trick!
Here is the 30 min relearn:
Ignition keys relearn 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.
Hi, if when you turn the key to start the car the engine dont turn over as if its trying to start then this indicates that you have a problem with your starter motor it is the selanoid on the starter starting to fail
Sometimes it will turn the engine over starting the car and other times it will do nothing and you might here a slight clocking noise coming from the starter motor.
If your battery is ok and holds the charge ie the lights are bright without the car running then this indicates that your battery is ok and that the starter needs replacing. Sometimes you can get away with giving the starter motor a few taps with a hammer this sometimes clears any muck inside the starter selonoid getting it working for a bit longer but eventually it wont work at all so its best ot get this done sooner rather that later.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
I had this problem that the malibu would not start sometimes. It turned out to be a computer chip. The dealership informed me that they had tested it earlier after we had it towed to their shop and told me it started fine. I wife drove to work and when leaving it would not start the dealership towed without charge and found out it was a computer chip problem.[