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2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage


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Nyx
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Oct 6, 2020, 4:39 PM

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2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage Sign In

My car will not start. I turn the key and it turns all the way but the engine will not catch. There is a clicking sound along with dash lights flickering, the more time that passes the faster the lights flash. My last mechanic said I needed a new battery so I got one, then I needed an alternator so I got one, and then a starter. After all that the car managed to start two good times before being parked and not starting again. My car belonged to my grandma so i dont want to think that the car itself is just dead and gone. The only electrical issues I’m aware of is the front power socket not working. That is it. The only recent work done I’ve had on the car is the exhaust system, starter, battery, alternator, and I’ve even tried to clean the battery terminals with baking soda and water.


(This post was edited by Nyx on Oct 12, 2020, 12:02 PM)


Hammer Time
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Oct 6, 2020, 5:01 PM

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Re: 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage Sign In

Sounds like you just have a bad connection at one of the battery cables. Could be either cable and at either end of the cable.



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Nyx
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Oct 12, 2020, 12:28 PM

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Re: 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage Sign In

Can i fix this myself


Hammer Time
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Oct 12, 2020, 12:29 PM

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Re: 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage Sign In

You have to find the problem first. I don't know what your abilities are. Cleaning poor connections is not a difficult task.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 12, 2020, 12:34 PM

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Re: 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 3.4 200k mileage Sign In

Question for OP: Who did the battery and starter - YOU? Why would you do those and NOT clean the terminals also when right there? Those should rule out, move on negative cable, follow it to engine block - that one! There should also be another obvious to body metal either from battery or engine to body even more than once.


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