2011 chevy aveo will not start, seemed sluggish driving home tonite, clicling noise when trying to start and MIL came on after i shut car off and tried to re start
The MIL is normally lit when the key is in on, and with the engine not started, so that doesn't seem a problem.
Put a voltmeter on the battery terminals to check the state of your battery. It should read at least 12.2 volts, 12.6 volts or better ideally, but if less than 12.0 volts it may not be strong enough to start the engine. You will need to charge up the battery in that case. The clicking noise is usually from a weak battery, or a bad cable or terminal connection, or the starter motor is at fault.
Before you can check if there is a problem with the engine running, is being "sluggish", you will first have to get it running. If your battery is good and well charged, double check your battery connections and grounds. If you get it running, the MIL should go out. If it stays lit, there is a trouble code stored, which should indicate the problem, or at least where to start looking. Good luck. If you don't have a voltmeter, maybe a friend has one. The digital multimeter used on cars are very reasonably priced.
on Oct 27, 2016