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Battery overcharge

Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 2.2 ecotech 300000 miles
My guess is there is a ground somewhere that's causing the voltage regulator on the alternator to go bad it's a 630 cranking amp battery t the charger keeps overcharging it and my battery don't like it
Jason from United States 4 years ago  
Mook de United States 4 years ago
Do you have a multi meter or a battery tester? Start up the car and let it idle put probes on battery terminals to check the charging voltage. Usually voltage should be between 13.8 to 14.6 volts. If it's higher than that the voltage regulator isn't working properly letting alternator overcharge.

Stalled, on hiway,all warning lights came on ,won't start, battery ok?

Chevrolet Cavalier 1998 4cyl 180000 miles
Wont start,turn the key, nothing just a click,all warning lights came on , battery,ok
Jimmy from United States 2 years ago  
Meza de United States a year ago
Same put new alternator in 2months ago oil light comes on but dont need oil. Before starting problem all dash lights stayed on except blinkers didnt work all asudden went dead. Let set over night still Now battery drained& lights still work but dead battery Just clicks

Wont start! SolvedSolved

Chevrolet Cavalier 2004  250000 miles
2004 cavalier wont start! The battery is fairly new have had no other problems up until 2 days ago, put the key in the ignition and all I get is a clicking noise
Red Baron from United States 4 years ago  
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Red Baron de United States 4 years ago
Thank you for your help. I did check the battery cable and there was alittle corrosion on it, the cable has a broken wire inside and also was loose, I hate those batteries that mount on the side, they are nothing but trouble! Thank again


Chevrolet Cavalier 2001  150000 miles
Hello, I have a Cavalier 2001, 2.2 engine and it had some starting failures; it needed to be pumped in order for it to start working. The fuel pump and the damaged battery were changed and now it does not start no matter what you do. It seems as though the battery was disconnected. What can be happening?
Richie from United States 5 years ago  
annie de United States 5 years ago
You should check your battery's connections. It would be advisable to know whether the starter has something to do with your problem, and you can check this by creating a direct link between the battery's positive wire to the solenoid and seeing if it starts or not.

Car won't start

Chevrolet Cavalier 1996 2.2l 180000 miles
I've change the battery and starter in the car still won't kick on so I replaced the starter again and the solenoid and it won't kick on but it will kick on with a screwdriver I help I need my car
Babyg from United States 2 years ago  
Danno de United States 5 months ago
Check your fuse box under the dash on drivers side & the fuse box under the hood, for an ignition related fuse that's blown.

Electrical problems

Chevrolet Cavalier 1997 Sedan(2 door),2.2 liter 183642 miles
After i start my car it runs good but when i turn to cut it off it stays running so i pull the ignition fuse out to stop it running,i have put in a new ignition switch in and still does the same. 2nd problem,i have to disconnect my battery every time i stop at a store and home if i dont to that i have totally dead battery. I had the altartor,battery,starter checked all is Good. Pleaseee help.
Barb from United States 3 years ago  
colin hare de United States 3 years ago
I am going through the exact same thing. 1997 cavalier 2.4l please please let me know if you figure it out. !

Crank, no start, no fuel pressure

Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 Base. 2.2L 190000 miles
New parts: battery, fuel pump assembly and filter, fuel pump relay.
No pressure at the fuel rail, have spark. No codes.
Steven from United States 3 years ago  

Flickering lights and stalling

Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 Chevy Cavalier 4-door 110000 miles
Lights flicker, sometimes the dome light works when the driver door is opened sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes thre is a chime when the headlights are left on, sometimes there isn't. All of this leads me to believe there may be a short? Today the car wouldn't start, then all of a sudden it did start only to stall out a few miles down the road. Prior to stalling all the lights and gages surged. It did start again, got it home. Took off the negative battery cable with it running to check the alternator stayed running. I took the battery out so I can get it checked. Any other ideas?
Chevy 02 from United States 4 years ago  

Won't start when cold

Chevrolet Cavalier 1994  140000 miles
Ran great all summer. Last winter I replaced alternator and battery. It sat for 3 days and the temp dropped beliw 40. Had a tow truck jump, it started, ran great for 1 day. Idrice it with headlights which quickly started dimming. Pilled in lit and it died. Went in to work 3 hours later it started right up dtove home. No start after.
Mike from United States 4 years ago  
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