Was starting ok then it wouldn't start so we wiggled key around and it started. It starts almost right away when I give it a boost. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. First remove the battery and charge it externally from the vehicle.
The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. So I'm quite positive that my battery is giving me the problems. This has been going on for 8 months now. Like I said in some of my first answers the starter is grounded when it is bolted to the vehicle and if you have a lose bolt to starter you are not getting a good ground. I want this correct, and someone contacted gm and they stated that there is an issue with the pump and the electrical, well then they need to recall this vehicle and fix it for free. The whole light flickering thing is annoying and probably could be avoided with a stronger alternator.
Cause is due to corrosion of the wiring and wiring harness. The check engine light came on for secondary air injection malfunction conveniently after the warranty has expired, its all due to a crappy check valve that is made with a metal that corrodes easily causing it to stick. All the electrical system shut down. The contact had to constantly pull the vehicle over to the side of the road as well as towing the vehicle back to the dealer for further testing and diagnosis under the warranty for servicing. So new battery, new alternator, and new starter. The contact stated that while driving at 75 mph, the vehicle warning service battery lights and engine lights indicator illuminated. Dorman oe solutions instrument cluster.
To remove the Alternator for testing off the truck or for replacing the Alternator you only need to push down the spring tension and slip the belt aside. The vehicle was not towed. The security pass lock and anti-lock warning indicators randomly flashed intermittently. Turn the key the voltage drops to 8. After the replacement of the alternator, the power steering, headlights, and all the instrument panel warning indicators intermittently illuminated. So that wire leads to somewhere beneath the engine. It seems to be a bad design issue, and is related to the defective ignition recalls.
It is a consistent struggle to keep the car running even if it is not on high miles and it is a sad product for chevy. I tried using another vehicle to jump start it and it won't start. The manufacturer was contacted at 866-790-3600 and stated that they were unaware of the issue and the contact would have to pay for the repairs. Would I still be able to drive with all lights and accessories working if the battery is dead and the alternator no good. That was in backwards as well and we ended up putting in another battery and starter this time correctly placed. You should have a battery Voltage of 13. The alternator isn't charging the battery.
Some time after the battery replacement, the failure recurred. I have vehicle just started this at 74000 miles, was fine up until that point. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start. The bearings and alternator needed to be replaced.
While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. If it won't stay charged and is more than 3 years old,it may be a somewhat rare early battery failure. . The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Put in shop to find out it was the ignition switch. I have also had issues with rear tail light panel wires frying and having to replace those when there were no apparent causes moisture, etc. They cannot find anything wrong with it now, but stated there was a recall and thinks that is what is wont with my vehicle.
The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning and was unable to be restarted. And it's hot as heck outside. I have came close to totaling my car several times. Dealership found fusible link burnt on alternator, which caused first alternator to go bad. A police report was filed. Electrical problem 2001 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Automatic I have an electrical device burning smell and some smoke, but I can't find where it is coming from.
It looks like my alternator wire and positive battery wire rendezvous there. The ground to my starter was not grounded good it was lose for some strange reason i took it off and cleaned it not I'm showing from starter ground to alternator 12. This could have cost us our lives. New bulbs tried, but no increase in lighting output. Vehicle does not feel safe to drive at night due to the lighting.
I bought a battery and alternator and sensors to fix my car. The contact discovered product safety number: 12238, which provided coverage for the replacement of the generator; however, the manufacturer stated that it had expired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I feel it is anything but normal and it is a safety issue. Since I knew the starter was good I ran a wire from the alternator to that same bolt on the starter and my baby is ready to ride.