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Slow starting I have a 98 chevy cavalier 2.4 It turns over as if the battery is low, yet when I jump the relay near the radiator, it start immediately. It has a new starter and relay and a fully charged battery, all connections good PS there are 2 wires at the starter solenoid HELP

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  • caw5fold min Sep 26, 2008

    Yes both wires are connected to the solenoid and all connections tight
    When i jump the solenoid wire at the relay it start easily
    When trying to start it at the switch it sound as if the battery is weak or the starter is gragging

  • caw5fold min Sep 26, 2008

    I am not receiving any response to my question
    Am I doing something wrong on the site? HELP

  • caw5fold min Sep 27, 2008

    Hello Robert
    Due to slow and poor suggestions, while waiting I found the problem and the vehicle is working fine
    I am not satisfied with the service at this time and I hope I am not charged for it after signing up with Premium chat assistance plan
    Hope I have better service next time
    PS someone installed a starter relay incorrectly, that is why there were 2 wires at the solenoid

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    are both the wires hooked up ?




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No but we are basically volunteers that answer your question... when i have a moment to give you a more informed answer i will... personal issues i need to attend to first. be that as it may you may get an answer from someone else.

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 26, 2008

    have you already changed the solenoid ?


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 27, 2008

    The people that answer your question are volunteers and this was not a premium question as you seem to think.... as we are basically unpaid we don't have set times that we are assigned to answer questions. be that as it may i was indeed on track to locating your problem and my crystal ball would not have allowed me to see that the starter relay was installed incorrectly. who installed the relay i'm wondering ?




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