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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

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

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 3 years ago  
Danno de United States 9 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.

Car will not start

Chevrolet Cavalier 1998 4 dr 250000 miles
When you turn it over it will start but it dies right away. When you go to try it again it won't start. It has a new useds fuel pump with only a week and a half of minimal driving on it.so at a loss here please help!!!!
Tonya from United States 4 years ago  
Riley de United States 2 years ago
I have the same problem with my 1984 Chevrolet cavalier

New starter car well not start

Chevrolet Cavalier 2001 2.2 l 200000 miles
I put a new stater in my car. Then i need a jump start. Started up then about 15 min it stole out and now all i here is a clicking noise and it wont start.
godsmack42070 from United States 3 years ago  

Won't start

Chevrolet Cavalier 2003 03 chevy cavalier 2.2 ecotec  127000 miles
Put new headgasket on time it put back together stared missed bad I forgot to put on fuel injection spacer put them on started up ran fine gave some fuel died and never started back got fire got fuel
Derrick from United States 4 years ago  

Car will not start

Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 2.2 ecotech 190000 miles
Last Monday I got in my car started it and drive 1.5 miles home. It was very loud pulled in my parking lot parked, and turned key off. Waited bout an hour went out and checked my oil and to my surprise there wasn't any registering. I added 2qts and started it waited 10 minutes for car to warm up and noise starting away. Put it reverse backed 15ft changed to drive and it died. No restart. I have thus far have replaced the:
Ckp sensor
Fuel filter
Spark plugs
Fuel regulator
Coil above spark plugs. I'm getting spark and if leave foot on pedal a minute I smell gas. I've checked the pressure and it is right. It also turns over. I am stumped
Cobaltlover from United States 5 years ago  

Stells after warmed up SolvedSolved

Chevrolet Cavalier 1998 2 dr. 2.2 liter 217000 miles
Start the car up when it's cold and runs fine. Gets up to operating temperature and stalls. Tried starting turns over but won't run. Let it cool down for a half an hour will run after starting. Checked coil packs when cold there's spark. Check them after the car stalls out no spark. Replaced coil packs does the same thing. What could it be. It gets fuel cause you can hear the fuel pump running when you turn the key. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.
Mook from United States 4 years ago  
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Mook de United States 4 years ago
If anyone out there has this problem. Check for spark if there's no spark then check again after it cools down. If there is spark after cooldown it's the ignition control module behind the coil packs which are mounted onto.


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 6 years ago  
annie de United States 6 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.

Starting problems

Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 cavalier 147000 miles
Replaced starter, tps sensor, plugs, ign mod, coil, fuel filter, ckp sensor, ckd bat, cleaned fuel pressure reg, ckd timing chain. Still wont start almost eith gas pedal to floor help
zuperdave53 from United States 2 years ago  
Ant$$ de United States 2 years ago
Try your injectors but it may be your ECM cause u know any an everything about these car's

Cranks but No start

Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 LS Sport 2.2L 140000 miles
Drove my car to work one day and drove home. Next morning went to drive it to work again but, wouldn't start. Have replace coil module and spark plugs due to 1,3 having low visible spark. Still no start. Checked timing and appeared to have jumped upper chain 7 teeth. Installed new timing kit and set timing for upper and lower timing chains. Still no start. I'm confused about this. Is there anyone who might know what's going on? Please help. I'm borrowing bosses truck, so really need my car running.
Ace0911 from United States 3 years ago  
Danno de United States 9 months ago
Check the magnet on the crank sensor, I had one break off once, struggled an struggled to figure it out. If you got no signal from the crank sensor, it'll never start.

Engine starting

Chevrolet Cavalier 1996 2.2 4 cyl  140000 miles
Car will not start unless gas pedal to floor somebody please give me some advice on problem. Thanks.
RYAN from Canada 4 years ago  
Zael de OTHER COUNTRY 3 years ago
Cuando fue la última vez que le cambiaste el filtro de la gasolina? Si ya paso más de un año deberías tenerlo en cuenta

Installed a new car stereo & everything died

Chevrolet Cavalier 2000  120000 miles
I replace the factory radio with another radio and now the car won't start and I have headlights only & no power to the interior of my 2000 chevy cavalier. No dash lights or anything but the headlights. Tries to start then kills itself.
Any suggestions?
FlaGator from United States 5 years ago  
Danno de United States 9 months ago
Disconnect the radio wiring, then double check your fuses all work (with key turned forward) and check both sides of each fuse. Then try starting your car.

Wont turn over or start

Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 2.2l coupe 190000 miles
My 02 cavalier died when my roommate was driving. It wasnt getting fuel and no sound from fuelpump. It would turn over not start. I replaced pump checked all fuses and relays all good. Then you would hear pump engage with key on still no start but now there is fuel pressure i have fire but seems fuel not getting to injectors. I could spray parts cleaner and car would run till burn off. Thats first problem.
Ok second problem i opened my door to roll up windows car alarm went crazy now it wont turn over nothing. Light is flashing and there is a clicking under dash that clicks then stops bout 30 sec clicks again. Please help. The guys 2 of them are lost. Im a female i know alot but this no...please n thanks
Tlyn 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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