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Hard starting cavalier 97

I put new Coil, Spark Plugs and wire , new Fuel Pump and Filter

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Could be a few things, first what engine do you have? Sounds dumn but is the engine cranking fast enough? Check codes any? Is the air filter dirty? check fuel pressure new parts arent always good parts.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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Sounds like timing problem. If you had a plugged catalytic converter, it would start fine, but run rough when warm. You could have a bad map sensor or ignition module in the distributor. Autozone has the tools to check this. Do you have a check engine or service engine soon light on? If so, take it to autozone, advance auto or O'riellys and they will check it for you free.

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Did you make sure all plug wires were in their proper order when you installed them ? they all have to be in the proper firing order

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SOURCE: 1995 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L Automatic

Check your egr vavle. i had this problem with my old cavalier and it was as easy as removing it and cleaning it. It's probably plugged up with carbon

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SOURCE: 1997 Chev Cavalier hard starting

it sounds like the check valve in the fuel pump is letting the fuel bleed back into the tank

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SOURCE: my 1996 cavalier Z24 wont start

pull a wire and ground it via useing a screw driver at the end of the spark plug boot to check for spark / if their is no spark / ignition control module / there is also a crank shaft position sensor / located on the back side of the motor under the coil packs / pain to get to / also the nuetral safty switch / to check the neutral safty switch diconnect the big harnest at the neutral safty switch put a fuse tester to the yellow wire / have someone turn the key / with the tester grounded the light should come on / now we know the ignition switch has power going through it. if there is a no power at the yellow wire / bad ignition switch / does the car have a relay located at the top of the radiator core support (up by the radiator looking down drivers side)if it does not gm will install one for free / if there is / look for the purple wire coming out of the relay and Follow it down to the starter / reconnect the neutral safty swtch / touch the small S (the smallest screw) terminal on the starter soilenoid / have someone turn the key forward check the light / this will detemine if the relay is good / CAREFULL NOT to touch the big starter wire with the little one it will jump the starter / I HAVE THE SAME CAR / Hope this helps

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SOURCE: 97 Cavailer won't crank HELP!!

my next step is to MANUALLY attempt to see if this engine will turn. Disconnect battery, remove starter completely which will expose the flywheel. With a HEAVY flat blade screwdriver partially inserted by a tooth in the flywheel, exert pressure in a pivot movement trying to move the flywheel . If it doesn't move the engine is seized.

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SOURCE: tuned up a 1993 chevy cavalier has spark won't start

Spray aerosol carb cleaner into the throttle body while an assistant tries to start the engine. If it runs for a few seconds then quits, you are not getting fuel into the engine. Check the fuses. You might have blown the fuse for the fuel injectors (possible if you removed any of the injector harnesses) or the fuel pump relay.
Charlie

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Charlie

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