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It was fine with no issues on Sunday. Didn't go anywhere until

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It was fine with no issues on Sunday. Didn't go anywhere until Monday evening. When I went to try to start it yesterday evening it wouldn't turn over. I initially thought it was the battery and tried to jump it and it still wouldn't go. the dash monitoring said the battery was normal and when I tried to start it again it was making some strange electrical noises.
JA: OK. Anything else I can tell the Chevy Mechanic before I connect you two?
Customer: We had it in the shop two weeks ago for some maintenance to fix a valve but we had no issues between then and now.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.
What year and model of Chevy do you have?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
2009 Chevy Equinox LS
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.
It doesn't crank at all when you turn the key?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It tries but it just make the electronics flicker and dim.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.
I'm not convinced that this isn't a battery issue. I understand you tried jumpstarting it, but sometimes the connections aren't good enough and jumpstarting doesn't work. Do you have any sort of testing equipment, like a multimeter?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
When I get home from work I'll try to test the battery again and go from there.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.
OK, let me know how that turns out. I want to help you reach a resolution on this, but we can't just buzz past the battery when all of the symptoms point to that.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Changed the battery and that fixed the issue with it starting but now I have a Stabilitrak Off light and it's almost impossible to turn the steering wheel.
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 7 months ago.
Obviously, knowing the trouble codes that the stability system is storing would be helpful here. Also, these cars came equipped one of two ways: either with hydraulic or electric power steering system. Do you know which one you have?

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