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This usually means the starter is bad and shorting out the cables, or that you have corrosion either at the battery or on the ends that connect to the engine or starter. Look for green corrosion or swelling inside the cable insulation.
If the engine is cranking and not starting then it is likely the latter.
Please let me know if there is any more I can do to help you from here.
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Do you get a click or anything when you turn the key?
The anti theft should not make the battery cables get hot.
Are both cables hot or just one and if one, which one is hot?
Sorry, I missread what you wrote, it has a hot battery which I assume means a full charge now.
Ok, give me just a moment.
Do you have a test light or a volt meter?
Ok, is it auto or manual?
Let's try the 30 minute relearn for the security and see if it will crank. Here is the relearn procedure.
30 Minute Learn Procedure
IMPORTANT: The vehicle learns the password ***** the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.
Looking for a diagram for you, it should be in the owners manual if you got one with the car. It's suppose to be in the instrument panel but GM isn't providing a diagram or location.
If it's going out then it's probably not the issue.
I am going to open this back up for the other experts to take a look at. Sorry I don't have any more info for you.
Please don't respond or rate me because the others won't get a chance to look at the question. Sometimes it takes a little time to get the right expert to see the question. Without a test light there isn't much we can do.
You're very welcome.