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Old 07-14-2012, 05:05 PM
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freaking cavalier

So my gf has a 02 cavalier and the bish wont start. At first when it happened i just swapped the battery and it was all good. Then like 2 or 3 weeks later same **** butthe battery is good headlights stereo and all come on and just to be even more sure they tried jump starting the car and it still didnt work. So everyone and their mother is trying to tell her its the starter because that just seems to be the common answer among idiots who don't work on cars. So i proceed to explain how it can't be the starter blah blah blah but no.

So im already pissed after work an get to her spot at like 2am and start going to town on everything. Checking battery connections, fuses, grounds all that crap and its good. So then last i check the starter and i cant even get a click out of it when we turn the key do they all keep going its the starter blah blah so i was just like fux it and pulled the starter out went and tested it this morning and of course, its completly fine.

My dude tested it at autozone like 10 times just to be sure (and laughing being a smartass) anyways throw it back in the pos american car and still nothing. Anyone have a clue to why this might be? I know at first when i got their, her headlights kept flashing when they weere on low setting but were fine on the high beam. Im leaning towards some stupid anti theft system.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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Re: freaking cavalier

Fuel pump?

Edit: nvm I just realized you said it isn't even clicking.

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So my gf has a 02 cavalier................ the pos american car
There's your problem.
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Re: freaking cavalier

two things...do you have power to your starter? you took it out but did you make sure there was no short to the starter? also...is it grounded? i had an issue with a car that the starter and everything was fine but somebody pulled the ground off and made it look grounded but would not start. took me a bit to figure out it was the ground on the starter....
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Re: freaking cavalier

also try checking all connections on the battery. anywhere and everywhere the battery cables touch.
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Get a multimeter and do a ton of checking of battery, etc.
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Re: freaking cavalier

Main relay fuse. I didn't have radio or half my gauges cause of a bad cigarette lighter, popped all the fuses out around the panel, weird sh!t, LOL. You have the car interior lights and gauges come on right? Check the ECU and Main Fuses.
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Re: freaking cavalier

Sounds like whats happening to my dads Impala, they suspect his problem is a bad Body Control Module. Do you have a check engine light?
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Re: freaking cavalier

Starter solenoid..
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Re: freaking cavalier

Not the solenoid. I do have radio as all the gauges. When you turn the key the interior lights go off and the gauges drop to 0 ie gas and temp. It had a check engine light as well as when you Iraq try to start it but it centrally goes away
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Pnp switch. Since 0.00000006 % cavaliers came manual I'm guessing your girl's is automatic? The switch on the shifter switch is stuck on drive or reverse, so car no go until in park or lined up or replaced. Took me this long to find it. Let me know.

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