let me start off first by saying, I'n not much of a car guy, which is unfortunate because I feel like I could have saved myself a lot of money over the years. With that being said, I'm not opposed to getting my hands dirty and trying to fix an issue myself.
My wife's 2003 Pontiac Grand Am has had issues over the last year with sporadically starting. On many occasions we have had to have it towed to an auto shop, but each time it miraculously decides to start backup at some point while at the shop. We have taken it to two different mechanics, and after replacing the starter, they still have been unable to figure out what the issue is. Last night the car died again, and we had it towed back to the house this time, in hopes that it would start back up by the morning. Unfortunately it didn't, and I'm stuck trying to figure out what the issue could be.
When you go to start the car, the lights, dash, and radio all come on, but the car does not crank. With the hood up, I can hear it clicking from the fuse box, and a buzzing/hissing from somewhere near the engine. I doubt it's an issue with the battery, as we replaced that 2 weeks ago, and with the starter being roughly a year old, I feel like the issue shouldn't be there either. One possibility I have read about was the anti-theft system misfiring and locking the car down. The security light on the dash does blink when I turn the car to the on position, but I'm unsure as to whether this is truly the issue, as I would think the car would unlock after so many hours.
Does anyone have suggestions as to what could be causing this issue, and some ideas on how to fix it?