Question about 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
I turn the key and the dashboard light up, no engine. I have to do this 4-5 times then it starts.The battery is new. This only happens in the AM. It runs fine once it is started.
Lt is one of two possibilities ignition switch or starter solinoid.....
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 chevy lumina will not start
If you crank the engine with the headlights on and the lights do not go dim there is no current going to the starter. This could be;
Posted on May 25, 2009
SOURCE: 2002 Tahoe will not start
check and recheck all conections on battery and starter and grounds on battery and the ground on engine bblock and body ground or grounds,if not sure make another one ,check connections at battery ,it does sound like a bad ground to body and eng just make ur owne and see what happens
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
Actually i doubt the switch is in default here. Especially that if i'm not mistaken the theft light on those was only on the monsoon radio systems and only tells the status of the theft lock on the radio. And if the theft lock light on the radio comes on it's because it thinks it's being unplugged. Taking that in account and reading all the problem you have with the car, i'm strongly leaning toward a grounding problem. So check the negative post on the battery to be sure its not moving or broken in any way, and verify all the grounding wire and straps and replace them if needed. Not many people know this but the ground wires on a car are 100 times more important than the positive wires. Without the grounds, the current has nowhere to go on any components, so that means even the spark plugs stop sparking. If all the grounds are good, just check the battery itself and the alternator just to be sure they are not causing these problems. And if all else fails, then it would be option to change the ignition switch/cylinder. Pretty sure though that you can find one in a scrap yard for less than 150$, those cavaliers are practically raining everywhere in the scrap yards, and you can also use one from a pontiac sunfire which is the same car. Also, you can use most switches from other GMs in the same years, like a grand am, grand prix, lumina, etc. Just make sure that the car you take it from has basically the same equipment more or less than your cavalier so that the zenith has the same number of wires as yours and same positions also.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
SOURCE: 97 cavalier key won't turn
My daughter was told the same thing when her key wouldn't turn and was getting stuck in her 97 chevy cavalier. The used-car dealer suggested going to a Chevy dealer and getting a master key remade, not a copy of the key. We did for $16 and the new master key did the trick! It's as smooth using the key as in a new car. Try that first before any of the worst-case scenarios...
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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