Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
I tried to leave the key in and wait till the light shut off, then I waited, tried starting it and nothing. One of the answers here said something about a body form or something??? I have no idea what that is.
If the engine will. not crank and the security light is on, the module is not recognizing the chip in the key.
The three possible issues are the sensor in the lock which you say you have replaced, the chip in the key, or the module behind the dash.
You can try a spare key or have a new key made and cross that off the list. That would leave the module in the car.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Monte Carlo wont start
sounds like your passlock sensor on the ignition barrel is faulty. you will have to go to the dealer to have it replaced because of the programming after replacement.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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
your battery isnt holding enough charge to crank the starter.thats what the clicking is. try charging you battery for a good 8-10 hours, if it still does the same thing you'll need a new battery.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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