Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Motor wont start

Its a pontiac sunfire 1998 and put new motor in and it wont crank then when i jump it from the starter it cranks then shut the key of it still runs but when turn key on the lights come on on the dash took wires off the startewr and the lights on the dash still come on

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I would try our live chat option, think you would have better chance of getting this fixed, this is to complex for the free forum.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,114 Answers

You have crossed the ignition wire some place up top before the starter! look close at the configuration up top and be sure start is grounded to block!good luck

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wont start new starter good battery


Even though my battery showed a good voltage it wouldn't crank the engine in my grand prix anymore. It wouldn't start with a jump box either. As soon as I put in a new battery it was fine.

Apr 21, 2014 | 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

I have a 1998 cavalier, we changed the starter twice and the ignition switch as well. The car will crank over three or four times and then the next time it acts like it wants to start it keep cranking even...


Product Safety - Ignition Circuit Thermal Events # 04002 - (02/18/2004)
04002 -- Ignition Circuit Thermal Events
1998 Buck Skylark
1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
1998 Pontiac Grand Am
1998-2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Due to part availability, this recall is being conducted in three phases. Phase 1 will consist of 1998-1999 vehicles, phase 2 will consist of 2000 vehicles; and phase 3 will consist of 2001 vehicles. When sufficient parts are available to notify customers of 2000 and 2001 vehicles, you will be notified and will receive a new initiation report.
Recall - Ignition Circuit DefectCondition
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1998 model year Buick Skylark; 1998-2001 model year Chevrolet Cavalier; 1998 model year Oldsmobile Achieva; 1998 model year Pontiac Grand Am; and 1998-2001 model year Pontiac Sunfire vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts. If the switch is damaged, a fire could occur in the steering column, even with the engine off and the key removed. The fire could spread to the interior of the car, which could injure occupants of the car or cause damage to adjoining structures.
Correction

Aug 29, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Turn ignition on but car wont crank..it will start if u turn key on and jump the solenold


The starter solenoid is bad or the ignition switch is bad. Check the solenoid to see if it is getting power. If the solenoid is getting power then the solenoid is bad. But if the solenoid is not getting power with the key in the start position, then the ignition switch is bad.

Feb 28, 2011 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

No crank


shorting to start motor will allow the motor to turn but the ignition system is still off.
try with key turned to ignition position.
suspect starter solenoid on starter motor.
suspect fuses maybe there is a fuse which has blown.
suspect ignition key switch maybe defective.

Nov 14, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

1 Answer

Car want crank over


This is Caused by the Fuel Pump. If you remove the Fuel Pump relay and it will try to Crank, You have a Bad Fuel Pump. I do Believe that the Fuel Pump is located inside the Fuel Tank on the Sunfire. Not an easy Repair But, Necessary

Jan 24, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

Wount turn over


Does it crank at all? If it doesn't even crank it could be your starter.

Dec 11, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

3 Answers

02 pontiac sunfire won't crank at random times


Hi, I had the same problem with my girlfriend's 97' sunfire, it wouldn't start so I jumped the starter terminals which I think screwed it up even more (causing the theftlock light to come on). It turns out this is a common problem that can be solved by hooking up a GM Tech2 scanner, going under "body" codes, and following the instructions for bypassing the PASS LOCK SOLENOID. Hope you find this helpful, Byron

Dec 10, 2008 | 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

168 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...