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Question 2002 Chevy Impala Will Sometimes Not Start

Hi All

I have a 2002 Chevy Impala which will occasionally not start.

When my Impala is behaving badly, all I'll hear is this low pitched "hmmmmmm" which you can hear at about 1:25 in this video.

This video is not of my car btw... but I included in this post because my car makes the very same noise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_jQqWkbGkk

Anyway this "hmmmmm" noise will show up when the key is turned to "ACC" , "On" and even "Start".

Is this "hmmmmmmm" the BCM or something else?

Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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I could not hear the noise, but the looks of that video the security light may be flashing? It went on and started and the light went out, but I did not notice if the light quit flashing before it started rolling. I would guess in the clip the person has a loose connection or possible bad/worn keyswitch.

You may be hearing a fuel pump hum with the ignition switch being turned. The bcm should not be making any noise.

My 6 year constantly asks why. What adults can learn from 5 and 6 year olds, to listen with your ears and mind open. Hard to learn when you don't listen ......
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I could not hear the noise, but the looks of that video the security light may be flashing? It went on and started and the light went out, but I did not notice if the light quit flashing before it started rolling. I would guess in the clip the person has a loose connection or possible bad/worn keyswitch.

You may be hearing a fuel pump hum with the ignition switch being turned. The bcm should not be making any noise.
The hum I hear in this video at 1:25 is a very, very low, sound... you have to use headphones to hear it or turn your speakers way up.

BTW this guy diagnosed his problem as a bad BCM module.
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