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2000 chevy impala overheat and starter failing tried changing 3 starters for no start, start relay, ckd battery for good one..reconnected, cleaned cables at one still has bad symptoms of bad starter but when tested, they ck good... now car is overheating as well...what is posible fix? some say, vapor lock? some say, bad starters..? 3? some say, thermostat bad, water pump? only possible sign maybe...not seen yet to remove is thermostat for overheat but no turn over-no start action issue too??...and sounds as bad starter, wigning....spooling no contact...but when removed at ok..please assist car left up north till I can go get it again...

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Okay do this go directly to the starter and started directly from the starter, it should work or you can hear it kicking in but if it doesnt turn then the problem is gonna in the engine, if it turns the problem is gonna be in the electrical ,put possive current in the thiner cable thats the signal to strart. if nothing still then turn the engine by hand or use a ratchet from the front crank pulley to start it. when manually you turn it by hand try the starter again. the over heating part is all a diffrent side. when a car is over heated really hard you mess-up the headgaskets causing over 1,200 bill to your engine. but you wont know till you start it. be care full when you start it at the starter have some one with you and have the igntion on the on possion. and once again be carefull by not been around or the tranny in gear or getting stuck o the pullyes, k hope this helps send a feedback

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    Alex Duran Mar 08, 2015

    Well my car overheagex bad and blew headgaskets



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Low or dead battery most likely, use this procedure to trouble shoot the system:
NOTE: some vehicles have the starter relay and starter mounted together as 1 unit. Sometimes the starter relay and starter are seperate. When I refer to "relay" it could also mean the starter and relay as 1 unit.
Note: "starter switch" is not to be confused with "key switch", although sometimes they are all one unit. The starter switch is usually mounted on the steering column and actuated by a metal rod. On units that are all one unit, the keyswitch/starter switch (both one unit) will have to be replaced. (this is a rare problem, so don't get worried just yet)
1. Check battery voltage, should be between 12.5-14.5 volts. if low voltage replace or charge battery, and try to start car, if it don't crank with new or charged battery, move on.
2. Check connections on the starter relay, even the small one coming from your starter switch. if loose or corroded, clean with a brush and reconnect them. Try to start your car. Did it start? if not, Move on
3. Well now we know the connections aren't the problem. How about a click? did you hear one? If a click is heard, go to #4, if nothing is heard, go to #5
4. Well at least the relay is clicking, but nothing else is going on. The relay is working, so the starter must be bad. Replace the starter and start your car!
5. Humm, connections aren't the problem, maybe the relay is bad, replace your relay with a new one. Move on
6. Now we have a new relay, with clean and tight connections. Start your car. Does it start? If yes, then HORRAY! we fixed it. Does it click? If so then goto #7, If it don't click, then goto #8
7. So here we have a new relay, with good connections that will click when trying to start the car, but nothing else happens. Starter is faulty, replace the starter, and off you go, see ya!
8. So here we have a new relay, with good connections, but it still won't click when we try to start our car. This means that your starter switch is faulty. Replace starter switch and try to start your car. Vroom! finally done with this car problem!
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Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection.
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