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No crank / no start 09 malibu LTZ 3.6 193200 miles

Customer Question

No crank / no start
09 malibu LTZ 3.6
193200 miles
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. do you have a volt meter?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
After a short drive want start , after a while of cooling off it start rite
A volt meter was just put on it it and read 12.83
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My mechanic just changed the ignition swith still the same thing no change in the problem
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok, so is it starting now or is it not?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

so after driving a while and you shut it off, it wont restart until cooled down?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

no what? it wont restart?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not starting
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

ok, is it clicking?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

one click or rapid clicks?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No i turn the key everthing lights up radio comes on car want crank
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1 click
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

pull the starter relay. the relay plug should be numbered 30,87,86,85......check for 12vdc in position 30

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not sure what that mean sir , but i just checked it also note the relay where checked andvibhace a new 1 on stand by also a bew starter relay
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Im not worried about the relay being bad. I need to find out if the relay is getting the proper voltage

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How can i tell sir i dont have a volt meter with me
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1 year ago back in may 2016 same problem , i was told the main fuse box panel was bad had a mee 1 put in no problem till about 4 days ago it been a problem every since the 4days ago
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
After car cools it starts
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Could it be a fuei pump issue
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

I asked you that. you said no it wont start

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Me

so after driving a while and you shut it off, it wont restart until cooled down?

5 Sept 2017, 10:50 PM

Customer

No

5 Sept 2017, 10:50 PM

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The car is not starting as we speak what dont you understand at this time its not starting.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

will it start once it cools down?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Last checked the volt about 30 min ago before i drove home. From my mechanic
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Now the car want start until it cools ofg
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it will start after a cool down
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

replace the crankshaft position sensor

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

procedure

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Where is the crankshaft position senor
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

I just sent the replacement procedure

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

are you there?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

do you need any further instruction?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
are you pointing toward the crank senor
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Are you pointing toward the crank senor
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

yes

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The crank sensor is part of the ignition system and will not cause a no crank condition. I see you mentioned a single click when trying to start it, which is usually caused by a bad starter.

Do you get a single solid click from the engine compartment when turning the key to the crank position?