Hey, I prayed to St Christopher and on the first attempt this morning it started normally. Actually I didn't even pray. It's running in the driveway now. I'm thinking to drive it to Autozone and testing the starter.
Yesterday I did try neutral, no help. Also the dome light didn't dim. Seems like the juice is fine.
I did notice the fuel pump hum I think is triggered with the ignition switch, but there was NO noise from the starter. No clicks and no rotation of the motor.
I was initially thinking it was NOT the starter because I thought it would be either the solenoid or the motor, but not both. I thought I would hear one of the two sounds. The Chevy dealer I asked to guess over the phone is guessing starter, not ignition switch. He has seen both parts of the starter go bad.
I'd rather not get into jumping the circuits or even diagnosing voltages (dumb huh). I'm just a wrench and bolts simple-stuff kind of guy.
Monday, April 7th, 2008 AT 7:58 AM