2001 SSEi will not crank, starter? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-09-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fcva is on a distinguished road
Default 2001 SSEi will not crank, starter?

Our 2001 SSEi without warning failed to turn over last night, our mechanic looked at it, says it needs a new starter assembly, however:

1: strange "humm" coming from the steering column when ignition is turned, could it be the VATS system?

2: How difficult is the starter assembly to replace myself? before I spend $$ I really don't have?
fcva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Before you do anything or spend any money. Do you have lights, radio, etc? But when you crank there'* nothing? Do the lights dim when you turn the key? If yes, pull both battery cables and clean them real good. Both at the battery, and at the starter and where the ground attaches to the block. See if that fixes the problem.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 05:39 PM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fcva is on a distinguished road
Default

thank you for the prompt reply!

Connections were the first thing he checked, no luck there.....
fcva is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starter Solenoid Clicks, Engine Does Not Crank Danthurs Trouble shooting + Test Procedures 0 11-02-2009 10:48 AM
Starter solenoid clicks but starter not start goldeni Everything Electrical & Electronic 6 09-11-2009 12:25 PM
not the battery, prob not alt, no crank e8r23i80c 1992-1999 14 01-31-2008 09:53 PM
92 se wont crank over by key, but does if u jump the starter josh3049 1992-1999 14 02-03-2007 06:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:30 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.