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2002 chevy impala won't start...

Not making any loud noise(s) either.

Car's security light came on last night, I troubleshooted: When I turned the key around; it was inserted backwards, the light went off. Not sure if that was the problem and not sure if someone tried to enter the vehicle while I was in the store.

Now, in reference to the car not starting this extremely cold and windy morning: It was recommended that I check the horn to see if it blows normal. I will check that. However, do you have any other suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have a 2004 impala that does the same thing but the dealer said it need a new ignition because the old one was going bad and no longer recognized my key.

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Check battery with a volt meter and see what kind of volts are in there. (should be at least 12) If lower, re-charge battery and clean terminals. (make sure you know radio code before removing terminal ends, and how to restore radio). Quick way to check battery is to leave the door open and look at the dome light, If it dims substantially when you attempt to crank engine, battery is likely low.

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