2005 Cobalt LS Starting Problems
My dang Cobalt won't start. It is not the battery. The battery works great. The power to the car turns on, but the car itself will not turn on. I took it to a local dealership, and got into a big fight with them about somethings. After about 3 months they finally "looked" at the car, and came up with a bunch of stuff that was wrong with it, but I also don't know if they just did that to get me to go away because they "looked" at it really fast.
So I have replaced the starter, but it does not even try to turn over. I replaced my ignition switch(even though it was just replaced in 2014), and still nothing turns over. I get no strange lights or warnings on the dash.
The dealership said I have a bad battery(it is a 1 year old battery that AutoZone says is good.), they said my underhood fuse block is shorted internally, they say the car will start(but does not disengage), and they say the ECM controls crank circuit(and every time voltage is connect the engine turns over, but does not start).
The reason I took it to the dealership is because the car was stuck in park. It would still start, but I could not get it out of park. When I would try to take the key out, it was stuck too. I got the key out with the little switch under the steering column. By the time I got it back from the dealership, had my battery charged, and figured out about the shifter override switch, the car wouldn't start. I replaced the started with a used one(that was tested and works), and now the key comes out of ignition fine, but the effing car wont start.