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2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Question: Everything works just wont start or jump in the a.m. BUT will start in p.m.?


Question, Farmington, MO, December 08, 2010, 06:51

It's been very cold here lately, I'm talking 20's and my car won't start in the morning. All the lights and radio come on and then rrrrrrrrr or click click click...NOTHING. So I went and got my neighbors truck to jump it...NOTHING. Let it sit connected to the truck...still NOTHING. Came home that afternoon and she fired right up no problem!? Drove it that night, no problem! Next morning...same thing. I went and had my 1 year old battery tested....100%, no problems, plenty of amps to run and start and everything. Checked my connector thingys on the battery no corrosion, no moisture, nice and tight, nothing. I haven't had ANY problems with this car and can't afford a problem right now with Christmas right around the corner. Any suggestions other than buy a torch? I'm desperate!!

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    mastertech6371 December 08, 2010, 06:57

    sounds like a starter motor malfunction. when it starts, take it to a shop and let them check it for you.


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  • Reply, December 08, 2010, 07:15

    Thanks for your prompt response Roy! I appreciate it! That is looking like what I am going to have to do so far so I might as well just get it done!

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    Visitor, December 11, 2010, 09:58

    I have a 2005 Malibu that did the exact same thing...would not start, but lights and everything else worked. Long story short, the dealership could not explain it. I googled the problem and found the solution: turn key to ignition "on" position for 10 minutes (don't try to crank it...). Then, turn off for about 10-15 seconds. The car should now start. Seems there is a malfunction with the anti-theft system resetting -
    I also set my alarm system to "passive". I have to unlock the door each time before I open it or the alarm will sound... even if the door is unlocked. But since I have done this, I haven't had the problem since.

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    Visitor, December 14, 2010, 09:24

    Well I thought you had solved my problem but I was wrong! I tried your method last night and IT WORKED!!! I was so excited!!! BUT this morning it didn't work so I'm back to square one. Oh well........thanks for your help though! I really appreciate your info!!

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