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2002 cavalier No Crank Stopped, Ignition Switch?

2002 Chevy Cavalier, my son was driving it on Interstate, it shuttered and recovered, in about 5 miles more it quit. It is just like the ignition switch is turned off. No power windows, no gauges or idiot lights, nothing works that requires the key to be on. It is a stick, he down shifted and turned engine over as he coasted to the side, no noises (mechanical issues). Just cleaned battery terminals and checked fuses, nothing blown at this point. Any help would be great.

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    Neil Waddell Jul 19, 2013

    Headlights will come on and the door chime dings to let you know the key is in there, but it won't turn over, no instrument panel lights, no other noises, no relays, no gas gauge, no radio, nothing else. Battery is good.

  • Neil Waddell
    Neil Waddell Jul 19, 2013

    Car is now running fine. There was no power to the ingnition switch, traced wire and disconected connector at firewall. Reconnected and had continuity, reconnected battery and had dash lights and it starts and runs. Connector was bad connection?

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Check your alternator. The easiest way to do it is to start the car, and remove your negative battery cable. If the car turns off, your alternator is bad.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Testimonial: "Please reread problem. The car will not start. With the key on or off their is no power."

  • Neil Waddell
    Neil Waddell Jul 19, 2013

    Headlights will come on and the door chime dings to let you know the key is in there, but it won't turn over, no instrument panel lights, no other noises, no relays, no gas gauge, no radio, nothing else. Batteries have been swapped out, tested, etc.

  • Neil Waddell
    Neil Waddell Jul 19, 2013

    Car is now running fine. There was no power to the ingnition switch, traced wire and disconected connector at firewall. Reconnected and had continuity, reconnected battery and had dash lights and it starts and runs. Connector was bad connection?

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You can jump across the celonoid on the starter. If the engine turns over then your problem is either the celonoid or the starter switch.

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See this alot. Sorry,It appears that is a symptom of a bad motor. If it moves an inch or so,then nothing,after a few minutes another inch or so,it's motor time!

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