Nov 25th, 13, 03:23 AM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Re: 97 Camaro Starting Problems
If the starter 'clicks' into gear but does not rotate the engine, then clean/wire brush the battery connections.
Maybe change battery cables to a wire gauge min of 1 GA.
Also, if it clicks, the starter may need a new solenoid as the copper disc and contact bolts could be burnt due to arcing.
Most easiest is change out the starter relay.
If you hear a click, then VATS is being satisfied allowing the starter relay to close when ign key is in START position - no click,
VATS not happy, the tumbler is not reading the key chip.
If this happens, try to start again in a min of 3 minutes with the same key.
If the engine starts or you hear a click, VATS is being satisfied.
Also, another problem could be the battery not up to its full charge, faulty alternator?
Battery could be on its way out also by being old age or not being able to hold a charge.
Or, an aftermarket electronic item could be drawing current and draining the battery.
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