Car does not start, sounded like battery, but battery ok. Turn key and a light on the lower left of instrument panel comes on, just says "CHECK" and what could be a picture of the engine(?), and the alarm...
I'm not an expert on cars, but from my experience, if the lights go dim while trying to start, but the engine doesnt turn, then it's usually the starter which is bad. It's because the starter is faulty and drawing too much battery power. I'v also heard of many people having problems with the security system (with cavaliers). but if the lights are going dim, that probably means the battery power IS reaching the starter, so i would concentrate on the starter first. If i remember correctly, my brother had a ford, and the ground wire came off of the starter, and when he tried to start it, there was nothing, but the lights would go dim. Again, similar to a faulty starter. Even if the starter itself is bolted to the engine, if the wires going inside the starter aren't connected properly, that could cause the problem. Other than starter being the problem, possibly a bad ignition switch???
Jul 25, 2010 |
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier