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94 chevy cavalier starts only when it wishes

I took it to a local mechanic who replaced the ignition switch and checked for shorts.He claims(and charged me for) replacing the clutch safety switch. However the replaced part looks old and rusty. I still have the same exact problem after spending $800 . He seems clueless. One should I ask for a partial refund? Two can I wire the two wires going to the safety together and by pass the switch altogether?

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  • transit360 May 11, 2010

    Is all he did was replace the switch? For $800? How much was parts vs labor? Were you referred to this guy?

  • Matt Morgan
    Matt Morgan May 11, 2010

    When the car doesn't start, does it make any sounds at all...I mean more specifically a small click that shounds like it comes from the starter? You may need to have someone help you with this...I had a similar problem with my 1991 toyota MR2 and i had to have the srtater rebuilt. It was the "plunger" not getting it into position so it would only start sometimes as you mentioned in your posting...Let me know what you find out.

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The two wires can be connected to bypass safety switch to rule that problem out....good luck///Lee

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