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My 98 Chevy Cavalier will not 'crank/turnover' when the key is turned - it is silent. The headlights/interior stuff all lights up and works fine but the car makes no noise when i turn the ignition

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  • robertallenb Jul 02, 2009

    I just went out to start it agains - the headlights do not dim and they do not go out (its 1am here so easy to see) It is an automaticy tansmission. there is no sound when i turn the key what so ever (i do hear the fuel pump engage tho) but no clanking/turnin over/ what ever ya call the noise when you turn the key and ur car starts - just silence - could it still be starter if lights arent dimming or

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If the lights dim, its the starter, If they go out, you have a bAD BATTERY CONNECTION. This cranking with lights on . It may be neutral safety swith, May be clutch safety if manual trans. I'd go for the battery connection is poor. Ck the ground/neg first.

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