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use test light, connect clip on grnd. , touch tip on the starter wire while turning key , if it lights starter is faulty , no light, solenoid is faulty, if it lights and indicates starter is cause you can try to gently tap starter with plastic handle of screwdriver if tapping gets it moving then brushes in starter are dirty or near worn out hope this helps
The starter relay was added as a recall item and is not shown in Chilton or Haynes manuals. You can find it at the very front of the engine compartment, just to the left of the battery, attached to the radiator crossmember..
The problem is most likely the starter relay, not the ignition switch. Ignition switches had a high nfailure rate in Cavaliers due to starter current. GM issued a recall and added a starter relay to solve this. The relay will fail periodically, resulting in a much easier and cheaper fix than a new ignition switch. If your Cavalier has the relay, you will find it in the very front of the engine compartment, just left of the battery, fastened to the back side of the radiator crossmember. GM Dealers have the relay for about $30.00.
I assume that you mean starter motor or starter assembly. You need to buy a "Haynes Repair Manual" for your vehicle and go from there. You can find one of these manuals at Autozone or O'reillys. Trust me, you don't want to jump into this problem without some sound background information that can be attained with such a manual.