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2002 Chevy Cavalier won't start

My check engine light came on and now my car has been dead two days in a row. I can get it to start by jumping it so I was thinking my alternator is going out. How do I replace it? Also a sep issue, my rear defrost has not worked in the last year. This seems to be the only thing in the car that does not work (at least when it starts).

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  • Yanni84 Jan 02, 2009

    My 1997 Cavalier will start by jumping it so the starting system appears to be working okay but it won't start on it's own. The battery voltage while the car is running is about 14V and after I turn the engine off it is about 11.8V. It stays at about 12V for awhile (i.e. an hour or so) but when I try and start the car nothing happens. The radio is dead as well as the various chimes and alarm sounds. When I turn the key I can hear a faint "clicking" sound for a second or two and then nothing. When I check the battery again it is down around 8V. I have checked all of the fuses without finding anything unusual. After jumping the car it runs fine as do all of the electrical components and it's only after turning the car off that the problem occurrs. Any help would be appreciated.

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Have your battery checked at an autoparts store. most do it for free. check your fuses for your defoster.

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