How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 15201
Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
GM Tech (Cam) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 2009 chevy cobalt lt 2.2 liter ecotec that's

Customer Question

I have a 2009 chevy cobalt lt 2.2 liter ecotec that's California emissions car. I just swapped a motor out of another cobalt. This motor was bought using my vin number. I have everything hooked up and it won't crank or start and the fuel pump isn't cycling
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: When I turn the key the starter won't even turn at all but if the starter is hot wires it does
JA: What year is your California?
Customer: 09
JA: Are you fixing your California yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Swapping relays checking fuses. Checking starter connections broken wires in the harness and maybe even broken pins and I've found nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes this is the first 2000's model car I've done an engine swap in.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Did you do the 30 minute relearn on the security system?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No the security light didn't come on
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Does this car have a push putton starter, or does it still use a key?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Uses a key
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Heme are the steps to do the relearn, please try them and tell me what happens.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What is a dtc scan tool
Expert:  kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

You can over look that step for now, but it is a scan tool that will read and reset the codes in the pcm.

Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Did you get the car to start?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No fried bcm
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

Is there anything I can do to help you further?