Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
TURN KEY WILL NOT CRANK-HEAR CLICKING SOUND-BATTERY GOOD
If the click you hear is from the starter solenoid mounted on the starter, it could either be a bad starter or poor connections between battery and starter. Raise the hood and listen closely near the starter for the click, when someone turns the key to crank. If the click is from the starter solenoid, have starter tested or replaced. If click is from a relay under the hood, then the start circuit will have to be further diagnosed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it intermittently starts, the battery/charging systems are ok and you hear the relay click, I would suspect a starter going bad. When the engine won't start have some one hold the key to the run position (as if you were cranking the engine) and tap lightly on the starter housing with a metal hammer. Be careful not to hit any of the wires on the starter. If the engine starts cranking and or starts, the starter is going bad. Chances are the armature is burn't or the brushes are worn out. It is usually cheaper just to put in a re-man starter then trying to rebuild it. And since the car is relatively new, chances are you won't be able find parts for it. Now a word of caution here, when you are tapping on the starter be careful not to be next to any moving parts (pulleys, belts, etc) since the engine may start. Also another thing you could check for is loose power cables. You might want to try this before checking the starter because it's easier. Try wiggling the battery connections, follow the negative to ground and wiggle and do the same thing with the positive cable to the starter. You should not be able to wiggle the connections at all. If you can the connections will need to be either tightened or the connector replaced. This should solve your problem. You could also try swapping your relays around and see if this fixes it (just because a relay clicks dosen't mean its necessarily working right.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
SOURCE: 1999 chevy blazer won't start
First of all make sure all your battery connections are Clean and Tight. If they are and all your dash lights come on and its not starting But its cranking over Your anti theft alarm may have gotten activated. You may have to leave your Key in the On position for 20 minutes to reset the alarm. Not cranking just in the on position, Now if its not Cranking and your hearing a clicking sound it may be your starter. I have sometimes tapped on the stater with a deadblow hammer and had someone crank it over Making sure your in park foot on brake and being EXTREMLY Carefull that you are not going to run someone over. If that don't get you going Get back to me we can do some more trouble shooting. Get that thing going for you. Thanks, Bear001
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
That Clicking is the Battery causing it not to Start. You need to Replace that Battery or at Least put a Charger on it for a Couple of hours to see if you can Salvage it for a While.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
My 2000 cavalier has done this for 6 months. You take your key out then open your door, wait ten minutes and the system resets itself and the car will start-annoying you bet!!!
Posted on Aug 21, 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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