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1995 Cavalier No Start, No Crank

I have a no start no crank issue with my Cavalier. I have battery voltage going to the B+ terminal when KOEO, but i dont even get a crank when i try to turn it over. I'm assuming its the starter but not 100% sure.

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Hi philavanilla'

Do you hear any click when you turn the key to start? If you don't that means your starter solenoid is not being energized and therefore no complete circuit for the starter motor.
If you hear a click but no cranking then the starter motor is probably NG. The best thing you can do to verify exactly what is wrong is to remove the starter, (the solenoid is mounted on the starter) and take it to a place like Auto Zone where they can check out the operation of solenoid and/or starter.
Be sure you disconnect the ground lead (that's the negative lead that connects to the frame/engine) before you attempt to remove the starter.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh Ps Please leave a rating if appropriate Thanks

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