92 Camaro won't start?! - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys,
My girlfriend's 92 camaro does not want to start. When I turn the ignition, there's a click click click sound and the car doesn't start. The battery is not dead and I checked all the fuses. Any ideas? She just used the car yesterday with no problems at all....

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 02:36 PM
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Greetings aorbeta and welcome to the site. The clicking sound that you hear is the starter solenoid trying to activate the starter. There are three candidates for your problem. 1. The positive battery cable worn, loose, or badly corroded. 2. The negative battery cable same as the positive. 3. The starter itself has gone bad. It is not the VATS (vehicle anti-theft system) since you are getting power to the starter solenoid. If it is the starter, they can go bad in a heartbeat without any warning at all.
Good luck and hope this helps some.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info trickster. How hard is it to change the starter in these cars? What is a reasonable price for a shop to charge me for parts and labor? Thanks again.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 04:15 PM
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Greetings again aorbeta, to change the starter on these cars you need to put the front end up on ramps so you can get under it. The starter is located on the rear right hand side of the engine near the bottom. Unless you have the proper tools and tech data to do this, it would probably be best to let a mechanic do it. As far as the cost for parts and labor, it would be hard for me to quote you any good prices since they vary from location to location. However, before you go that route, check your battery cables real good all the way from where they connect to the battery to where they connect to the starter solenoid and engine ground point. It could be just the battery cables that are the culprit.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks again trickster. Are there any sources of tech info available on the internet? It would be nice to have a pic of the engine bay layout and location of the starter.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 02, 06:18 PM
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Yes, the info is available. I have an 1989 camaro service manual and the information is the same for your car as well as mine. I will try and get it in your e-mail tomorrow.

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