Question about 2000 Chevrolet Camaro
I have a 2000 Camero z28 convertible that just doesn't want to start. The battery went out about a week ago, I tried to jump it without any luck, so I left it tell I got around to getting it changed. I changed it today and it doesn't want to start now. It only clicks a couple of times when I try to turn it over.
While installing the new battery I did get sparks from the terminals, I have tested it and I am getting, from the terminal screws, just over 12V. This is a good thing.
When I got in the car I have the fan running and lights, including the headlights, and everything is hunky dory. I then turn the ignition over and I get nothing with the exception of a couple of clicks sometimes.
When I turn it over everything electrical turns off with the exception of the headlights, at first. After about a second the headlights go off also, they don't dim they turn off like that is what they were designed to do.
I have tried putting the key in the door and locking/unlocking several times and tried to start it again with no luck. I have tried to resync the remote, didn't make since but it was easy and I am desperate.
I know the nice weather we are currently having will not last and it will get cold soon, I would like to take it for a ride with the top down before it gets cold again. Can anyone help or am I going to have to call a tow truck?
Probably a starter/solinoid issue. If you can't replace this yourself, you will need to call a tow truck. If you can locate the starter, you can try tapping on it with a hammer while a friend turns the ignition. This only works if a sticky starter is the issue. If it's a solinoid issue, it will require replacement to get it running. The soliniod is usually a built in unit with the starter, so you will probably end up replacing both anyway. Tapping may save you a tow bill.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
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