Hi. I JUST found this forum,only took me 6 years. Anyway, my 2006 Aveo hatchback wont start, and is at a garage right now. Yesterday, I turned the key and got 1 click and then nothing. I got it started by just keeping the key turned and it started one last time. I got home, and then it wouldnt even make that clicking noise anymore.
To get to the point, for weeks it was hard to start, then it was back to easy to start, then it was hard to start, then easy again. Last year I had to replace the factory battery, so it is only 1 year old, the battery has been tested 2 times and reads as 'good/full charge', but the weird thing is that all the lights work and are bright as usual,the radio works, all the other electrical things like that, the headlights all work, but it wont start at all. It is totally dead. I am waiting to hear from the garage, but I was hoping to get opinions from someone that might know what is going on, maybe this has happened to someone else?
I looked online and found sites that say these conditions indicate that it is the 'starter'. Not the alternator. True?
Any opinions or ideas would be great to hear. This is the first mechanical thing to go wrong since I bought the car new. The engine has never given me a days trouble, I also only have 19K miles on it, I have had the coolant flushed out, several gaskets replaced, but not the head gasket, they were found to be leaking during an oil change at the Chevy dealer. But it wasn't a 'mechanical' issue.
So...how bad off am I going to be today when I get the call about whats wrong? I would love to be able to ask them if it could be this or that, to make sure they get it right. And it isn't a HUGE problem. Any input would be great. Thanks.