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1998 chevy Cavalier won't start

The lights and radio will work without a problem. There is no click when turning over either. Just was driving, shut it off and it will not start now. Any ideas on what it could be? Thought it might be battery but lights work and it is just not turning over.

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    lights n everything works but wont crank or click

  • pitbull_diva Feb 20, 2009

    same problem. just took the starter in for test and it passed but solenoid didn't so i replaced it. still same problem. for some reason there is no power getting to solenoid/starter. other than that, the car has been driving fine. please help a single mom of two.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    have replaced starter twice, car will run for a day or two than not start again, no click, messed with wires to starter and started up, but next day same problem. It only seems to not start after sitting in driveway for a few hours or overnight. It has been to the shop 5 times already. The week before this problem started we had the radiator replaced. Can this be connected?

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Have you tried starting it in Neutral to see if it cranks?

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You could have ran over something when you were driving and acidently ripped off the power cable to the starter. If their is no power to the starter their will be no click when you turn the key.

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy cavalier wont turn over, lights and radio work

The starter motor on a car takes a lot of energy, you may be able to use the radio but not have enough power for the starter. You also might not be able to start it because the motor's starter or it's relay is bad. So here's what to do:

Check the connections on the battery, try loosening the connections and moving them around a bit, then tighten them down good.

Next go try to start it up again. If it still doesn't respond, turn your headlights on and see if they are still bright. If they are, then I would look into the starter or the starter relay.

The relay is in a box somewhere under your hood, possibly with some motor related fuses. Take the cover off and look at the under side of it. The cover should have a sticker displaying which relays do what. Now look for the air conditioner relay. Check to see if the air conditioner and starter relays have the same number printed or stamped on them. ONLY if the numbers mach, put the air conditioner relay in place of the starter relay, and try to start it again.

If you still get nothing, then it is either a bad starter or wire somewhere. On this car it may be a bit difficult to find and reach, but try to get to the starter on the bottom of the car. You can find pictures online of what it looks like if you are not sure. Play with the wires and knock on the starter with something hard like a rock or hammer. It doesn't take too much to do it, even a firm punch can do it, just don't break it. If this works then the starter is bad and needs serviced or replaced.

If there is still no response after this, there is nothing more you can do unless you are capable of taking things apart and checking the wiring. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace termostat in a 1998 chevy cavalier still run hot

you have to unscrew the bleeder vavle with the car on and wait intil the fluid runs though it and then tighten and it should be fixed

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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