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Chevy malibu won't crank dashboard functions no theft system issue, turn to on position and makes no sound...could this be the starter?

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  • paulasline1 Jul 06, 2010

    (UPDATE): was able to start engine with screwdriver to starter connection...but could not engage through ignition...theft system light has been on for over a year. Could this be the cause? Somethings blocking charge to the starter. Checked all engine and inside panel fuses...all working. Why cant the theft system be disabled or uninstalled?? If fixed it stops working soON as the warranty for the last fix runs out.

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Most definitely sounds like a starter. Try toggling the key to the start position several times a second until the starter operates. I do this to my 1997 Cadillac Deville occasionally as the weather changes without changing the starter (which probably should be done).

I also have a 1990 Cadillac Deville that does this occasionally.

Must be a GM thing.lol.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 07, 2010

    Yes, the security system can do wonders for starting. Try having this problem addressed at the dealer. Parts are available for up to 10 years at the dealer, I understand.



    Good luck to you.



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