Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
I have a 96 z24 2.4twin and i started my car up one day and it started revving up and down and then it would stick at 3 or 4 grand and stay there when i put the clutch in, when i would drive it would practically drive itself it would stay at 2 grand. i stopped driving it for 2 weeks, went out and started it one day and it started up and purred like a kitten. so i drove it for 4 days and when i put the clutch in it wants to quit. so i always just started it up and kept going.. but one day on my way home it stalled and when i went to start it it just went rowr rowr so instead of cranking it i just put it in first and popped the clutch and it snapped back to life drove it home fine so i held in the clutch and it was running fine when i shut it off and like i figured it wont start back up. i had it on a battery charger and it does the same thing...i dont know what to do im told it could be the crank sensor, or the cam sensor, but the cam sensor wouldnt cause it to not run..im so confused help!!
This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's pinion gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck pinion gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.
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Check the air idel speed sensor
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