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2002 cheverolet cavalier

The car has lights and power when the key is turned on, but when I try to start it nothing happens. The battery and starter checks out ok.

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    pretty much the same problem, except when key is turn headlights go out

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How did you test your battery? load test it or volt meter test it!

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