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I think my starter is out. it won't turn over. when i was coming home from work today it wouldn't accerlate.

I think my starter is out on my 2002 chevy malibu but I don't know how to check it. my battery is good. It just won't turn over. the last time i drove it (1 hour ago) it wouldn't accelerate. PLEASE I am in need of some answers!! Oh and it does have gas. Thanks

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  • titsmcghee69 Apr 16, 2009

    And I tried the anti-theft "leave it in the on position..." and it didn't work. There is no clicking.

  • Richard Camp
    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    Does the engine have oil in it and is the radiator full of coolant? Does the starter try and load when you turn the key to start and do all the lights dim in the dash when you try and start it? If you drove it an hour earlier and it would not accelerate, it sounds like you may have another problem going on wether it be elecrtical or mechanical. Starters usually don't keep a vehicle from accelerating.

  • bee_man May 11, 2010

    when it won't start, do you hear a click from the starter? do all the lights on the dash and all the accessories work when it won't start? do you have a volt meter or a test light?

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Similar problem.
My car wouldn't turn over, when I put the key in and turned it to start, there was no sound at all.
In my experience... I left the key to the on position for 5 minutes, then it would start...
If you hold it to start, watch the gas gauge.. if it goes up then down right away.. wait for it to go up again and it should start.
(that's what worked for me).
When you get it to start, take it to a mechanic to get a diagnostics test run.
My diagnostics was inconclusive, however, I haven't had that problem for awhile.

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