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It won't start. My check engine light came on yesterday. it…

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It won't start....

It won't start. My check engine light came on yesterday. it doesn't crank, but makes electrical sounds when i turn the ignition, even for 30 seconds or so afterward

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2005

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I checked the battery posts for corrosion, tried to jump start it, left the battery disconnected for 30 minutes to reset the computer. disconnected the battery and held the lines together to override the passlock, and swapped the crank relay with a similar relay.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Great. Thanks!
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

what model Chevy and engine size please?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't know the model, but it's the 3.6L V6.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
3.3 i mean
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

you dont know the model? malibu, impala? cruze?????

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
sorry, i thought you meant the trim. It's a 2005 Impala
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

thanks. have you tried to start it in neutral?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Assumed that was in the notes
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have not. I can really quick
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
same result. doesn't turn over, makes an electrical whirring sound. electricity is getting to some of the interior, but i can't roll the windows down or anything.
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

do you have a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i don't unfortunately
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

then the only thing you can do is check the fuses. voltage and ground tests need to be done. you also need a code reader to see what turned on the check engine light.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok. That's understandable. I've already reached out to a local tow company and my preferred mechanic in preparation, but just wanted to make sure there's something i wasn't missing.
I swapped the crank relay with one of the fan ones of the same type in case that was bad, but it had the same result
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i planned on getting the code read after it popped up yesterday, but didn't get a chance; now that'll have to wait till it gets to the shop i guess
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

sorry brother but I can only do so much on here, and need a little help testing things.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no problem; thanks for the info!
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

you bet

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