Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Chevy

Starter was not working and me holding down the key.

Customer Question
Something smoked. Replaced the...
Starter was not working and me holding down the key. Something smoked. Replaced the starter. Starter relay working but no power into the starter relay( one in the fuse box). No dash inbicator lights. If I jumper them with power they work. All fuses are fine. Where else to look?
JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?
Customer: No codes as no power to the computer unless I place power into it. Only things that work are; horn, inside lights. Oh ya the annoying ding for the key.
JA: Not a problem. You can work with the Chevy Mechanic to figure that out. What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2000 s10 flex fuel.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Checked all fuses and searched for fuseable links. Applied power around and items work. Just no power coming to the fuses.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Fuses that have power at all times still do. Ignition key engages starter relay but no power into relay. If I pass the relay starter turns. Will not start as nothing else has power unless I jumper each one.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Chevy Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
6/26/2016
Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
C. Walker, Jr.
C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 711
Experience: Shop training and experience.
Verified

Good morning, I believe the 175amp fuse inline of the battery and the alternator has blown. You will follow the wire from the bat to alt it will have an inline fuse in a holder. Lets start there.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Checked it. It is good. I have power in the fuse box in the engine compartment in the large fuses. Other fuses have no power. Some fuses in the passenger compartment have power.
Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

IGN A fuse 40 amp in the underhood fuse box is the next one we need to check.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
All fuses in both boxes are good and have not been blown. I cannot find the fuseable links.
Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

How are you checking the fuses? If that fuse is good you will have power to the starter relay so its kind of weird if its good. Sometimes a fuse will look good but be bad unless you test it with a volt meter.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am an electrical engineer so yes I know how to check voltages and fuses. I checked the ignition switch and it is good and working as designed.
Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Okay, check for voltage at the 10 amp "CRANK" fuse. If voltage is present, backprobe the Purple/White wire at pin "G" of the Neutral Safety Back Up Switch at the side of the transmission, again while in the crank mode. If voltage is available, check for voltage to pin F11 on the 68 cavity Black connector on the underside of the Under-hood Electrical Center. If no voltage is present, repair open circuit on the Purple/White wire.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have a manual transmission. At cranking the purple/white wire at a11 has power. The crank fuse has power when the ignition is on. At cranking the starter relay is engaging.
Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

I am at a loss here. If there is no power but all the fuses are good including the main 175 than I do not know how. I am going to opt out hope somebody can help.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 15,201
15,201 Satisfied Customers
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

GM Tech (Cam) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,201 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,196 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,847 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,900 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,682 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
No response from steering wheel controls, horn, cruise,
No response from steering wheel controls, horn, cruise, radio, 2007 chevy equinox … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
I have a 2014 Police Tahoe I bought from Police. The horns
I have a 2014 Police Tahoe I bought from Police. The horns do not work, no power to fuse, power wires to relay not hooked up. Is there a procedure to hook up horns and also the spotlight? … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
My horn has been intermittent on my 2011 tahoe and finally
Hi, My horn has been intermittent on my 2011 tahoe and finally has not come back to life. I replaced the horns, but still no love. I have a click when i press the horn switch, so not sure what's up. H… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,196 satisfied customers
The control steering wheel controls for radio and horn
the control steering wheel controls for radio and horn stopped working … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,114 satisfied customers
2002 Cavalier Horn Inop. Fuse is good, relay is good, horn
2002 Cavalier Horn Inop. Fuse is good, relay is good, horn is good, so i'm figuring it has to be the switch or the BCM but i can't find testing procedures. any help on this one? thanks.… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
I disabeled my alarm horns by holding the button under the
I disabeled my alarm horns by holding the button under the dash for three seconds with key in on possision so I could get to work, but now I'm trying to get horns to come back on. Nothing seems to wor… read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Auto Mech / Electronics
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,900 satisfied customers
It shut off no lights no horn no noise at all key won't
It shut off no lights no horn no noise at all key won't release from ignition … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,196 satisfied customers
When i try and start it the horn blows and say security
When i try and start it the horn blows and say security enabled … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 Silverado LS pickup and the horn works
ok I have a 2000 Silverado LS pickup and the horn works intermittently. I suspect its the contact on the steering wheel. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Horn blows and car locking automatic, chevy hhr 2009,
looking for answers went to dealer they had no answers … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
When I try to crank it the horn blows and car won't start.
When I try to crank it the horn blows and car won't start. … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
During a recent thunderstorm the horn on my 2008 chevy 2500
during a recent thunderstorm the horn on my 2008 chevy 2500 express started honking. ,it quit honking before I could get outside to try to stop it . now it doesn't work. the horn fuse in the under the… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,196 satisfied customers
89 chevy corsica horn won't blow. where is the horn located.
89 chevy corsica horn won't blow. where is the horn located. is there a relay? if so where is it located? … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Horn blows when trying to crank the car. The engine doesn't
horn blows when trying to crank the car. The engine doesn't turn over … read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
2012 horn stuck on, silverado, myself pulled horn fuse. Is
2012 horn stuck on JA: What is the model of your '12 Chevy? Customer: silverado JA: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: myself pulled horn fuse. Is there a re… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
I'm trying to locate the horn relay for Tahoe 2013 It's a
I'm trying to locate the horn relay for Tahoe 2013 It's a police Tahoe, PPV … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I'm need my clock spring replaced on horn because the horn
I'm need my clock spring replaced on horn because the horn is no longer working for my 2005 Chevy Malibu. The original clockspring part was discontinued and now I don't know what kind of clock spring … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,196 satisfied customers
Duramax 2005 won't start. Horn is on permanatly and engine
Duramax 2005 won't start. Horn is on permanatly and engine won't crank … read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x