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2004 chevy cavalier starts but when let the key go it shuts off and has a whining sound

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Did you change the rubber spark plug boots when you put in the new plugs? Do you have a check engine light on? If so, find out the code and this should help you pinpoint the problem.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 chevy cavalier makes a ''knocking'' sound

This could be any number of things. It could be your CV axle going bad, your tie rod joint has gone bad, your lower ball joint has gone bad. More than likely it will be your CV axle. What you need to look for is rips on any of the boots for these parts. The one that has the rip will more than likely be your problem. Just check for grease coming out of any of these parts and you will find your culprit because it has dried up and is causing the knocking sound. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for using FixYa!

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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SOURCE: i have an 04 cavalier when i turn the key its a

Sounds like your starter fas failed. That whining sound you hear are major amps of electrical power in the starter, the click is most likely the starter solenoid. I'd investigate the starter, its cables and such. My gut says you'll need to replace the starter.
I hope this may have helped,
Tom

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Cavalier: 2004 chevy cavalier i opened my trunk with the fro...

check the latch on the truck lid looks like an upside down u and not like there is a bar in the way. if it looks like a bar in the way then pry it down and left to make the u shape and shut the trunk

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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from your description it sounds like the starter pinion is stuck and its not throwing out which could be where its froze on ,but it could be the nylon arm then moves the pinion out into mesh with the ring gear has broke ,Best i can come up with is to ask a local mechanic to have a look as you may need a new starter motor as yes it may be something small wrong with it like a arm but try buying the spares on their own nowdays

Posted on Feb 11, 2011

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