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1997 Chevy Cavalier won't start

1997 Chevy Cavalier. Engine won't start. Won't even turn over. Can hear fuel pump engage. How do I diagnose problem. Could maybe be several things.

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  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I ran out of gas.. and now it won't start and it is frustrating becuase i just replaced the headgasket

  • AMYINCA Oct 01, 2008

    im having the same problem. Ive come to the conclussion that its not the battery or the starter. When i turn the key everything does what its supposed to up to the point when the motor is supposed to turn over.... instrument lights, fuel pump,even that annoying ding-...ding...ding happens cuz the doors open....BUT NO CRANK OF THE DAMN MOTOR. UUUGHHHH...IM SO FRUSTRATED!!! headlights come on bright as ever, but no engine action...WHYYYYYYY

  • allanbremer Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I even tried to jump it from 2 other vehicles so I know there's enough juice there to make it turn over. I haven't checked my starter yet though. I kind of sounds like it's doing something but when it comes time for the motor to turn - it just won't.

    Many moons ago me and a friend were trying to get it started. We cranked it over many times but it wouldn't even sputter - maybe we overworked the starter BUT it worked during all of that time.

  • jaime_galvan Jan 02, 2009

    same with my 97 cavalier it will turn on for about 2 soc. then it would die, we changed the fuel filter and nothing changed?? any hints.

  • donjacinto Mar 30, 2009

    same with me,its start for a while then die,sometimes after 5mins of starting it works but sometime it wont,until the battery discharged.even my mechanic having hard time dealing with it.

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The problem is the crank shaft position sensor ! I just replaced it on my wifes and it runs like new....

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Did you try boosting the battery? If not the battery its probally the starter.

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