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When I start my chevy equinox, I can hear it crank, it

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Hi. When I start my chevy equinox, I can hear it crank, it sounds like a machine gun, but it never turns over.
JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Chevy Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.
Customer: Thank you
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes, I had the battery tested today and charged. I noticed a few other symptons the tire gauges are blank. So I think I may have blown some fuses. I already replaced the mega fuse.
JA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?
Customer: Missed what? The symptoms?
JA: What year is your Equinox?
Customer: It's a 2008 2WD
JA: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: So far, I've replaced the mega fuse and tested/charged the battery
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It makes a machine gun like noise when I try to start it. That's about it.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

That is a sign of the battery being low. Try to jump start it and let me know.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

It also could be a bad cable, poor connection or bad ground. The starter is not getting enough current so it makes the clicking noise.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.



Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi Dan
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I had my battery tested today and they said it was a good battery, and they also charged it.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
But I can try jump starting it.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

I would try jumping, this will tell you if the cables are good to the starter.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Will do.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It didn't work. I had the battery tested/charged today at a O'Reilly's
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I just tried jump starting again.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I can hear the engine crank about 7-10 times when I turn the key, but then it stops, but all of the accessories come on.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Ok so you have a crank but no start, you need to check fuel pressure, injector pules, spark then finally compression. You need to see which one you do not have. You will need some test equipment to diagnose this.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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