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Starter went out wich somehow caused the ignition to go out

I was driving my car, all of a sudden a banging sound started comming from under neath my car. So i pulled over, looked under the hood a wire was sparking from my starter cylinoid so i turned off my car when i tried to start it back up it wouldn't start.

I assumed it was the starter so i went and bought a brand new starter had that put on, and now when i turn the key over it wont try to start at all, could it be b/c of the ignition went out in it. Although i just bought a new transmittion about 5 months ago.

I tried cross wiring it by hooking up some wire from the batterry to the starter but that didnt work.

So know im stuck

I would really appreciate and help at all b/c i am puzzled.

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  • iamthebest78 Feb 03, 2009

    no its not trying to turn

    so thats why i think its the ignition

  • iamthebest78 Feb 04, 2009

    its a brownish color, it looks good to me, i just got an oil change 2 weeks agol......... when i turn over the key nothing comes on except for my radio and my lights on the dash

    The motor or starter doesnt try to crank up or nothing

    and when i cross wired it the starter would act as if its trying to start, but the car doesnt.

  • iamthebest78 Feb 04, 2009

    No the motor just stays there not trying to do nothing, the starter tries, but not the motor.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    good chance that motor is seized ... if you know how... try and turn it by hand

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    That banging noise may have been the motor failing... first check the oil and let me know what colour it is... also by turning over what i mean is when you attempt to start it... does the motor spin with the starter ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    does the motor even try and turn over ?



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My mother just had a problem similar to this on her cavalier and it turned out to be a module unplugged underneath the car.

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