My 1998 Chevy Cavalier 2.4 liter will not turn over. Everytime I turn the ignition key, my car wont even try to turn over. You can hear it clicking to the battery, but it's not the battery. My stero stays on and everything electric works and I've put a new battery in. And I replaced my alternator and it still wont crank.
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Sounds like you have a bad starter. To check this you can try taking a hammer to the starter and tap it while someone in the car turns the key. If it starts you know you have a bad starter and need to replace it. Hope this helps you out
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Kimberley, 1998 cavalier, BCM is located at the lower left side kick/trim panel, you can have it checked and reprogrammed by a good Tech. as long as they have access to the programming software. Remember the BCM has to be reprogrammed if you change it.
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Product Safety - Ignition Circuit Thermal Events # 04002 - (02/18/2004) 04002 -- Ignition Circuit Thermal Events 1998 Buck Skylark 1998-2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva 1998 Pontiac Grand Am 1998-2001 Pontiac Sunfire Due to part availability, this recall is being conducted in three phases. Phase 1 will consist of 1998-1999 vehicles, phase 2 will consist of 2000 vehicles; and phase 3 will consist of 2001 vehicles. When sufficient parts are available to notify customers of 2000 and 2001 vehicles, you will be notified and will receive a new initiation report. Recall - Ignition Circuit DefectCondition General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1998 model year Buick Skylark; 1998-2001 model year Chevrolet Cavalier; 1998 model year Oldsmobile Achieva; 1998 model year Pontiac Grand Am; and 1998-2001 model year Pontiac Sunfire vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts. If the switch is damaged, a fire could occur in the steering column, even with the engine off and the key removed. The fire could spread to the interior of the car, which could injure occupants of the car or cause damage to adjoining structures. Correction
The original Chevy pump motor has a good life. Running the vehicle out of fuel, which will actually run the pump in a dry state can shorten the expected life span considerably. Gasoline is a petroleum product and actually lubricates the inside of the fuel pump. The more you run the vehicle low on fuel or out of fuel, the more damage will occur and the quicker the pump will fail. Try replacing the pump and follow the above procedures for a good performance of the pumps. Cavalier fuel pumps available here http://www.carpartswarehouse.com/carparts/1998/Chevrolet/Cavalier/Fuel_Pump_Assembly.html
ok well here's the thing. This key has not been used before. The keys are cut to the specs of the ignition so they may be undercut so to speak. I know on my car i can turn it upside down it will work. But on the other hand it could just possibly be a back up for when you lock your keys in your car (not likely but it's still possible). You can keep putting your key in and out a bunch of times and **** the steering wheel back and forth as you turn the key to get it used to the ignition switch. See if that works and if not i will see what i can come up with in the meantime for this exact car.