Question about 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

We have replaced the battery, alternator and starter. we just replaced the alternator 2 days ago and it worked fine the first two days but now its doing the same thing (wont start just makes a clicking sound). what would cause the baterry to keep going dead like that even though it has a new alternator and battery?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 218 Answers

There is an open cirket somwhere draining the battery

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Replace starter. Car has been running fine for last 2 weeks, however today car won't start. Battery ok. What's the likely problem?


Ronald,
When you replaced the starter, I assume you did disconnect the battery. Did you clean the posts before putting your battery cable back on? I replaced my battery a couple of months ago and did not clean them and my van ran fine for several days and then one day would not start. Cleaned the posts and cable ends and everything worked fine. Just a thought. Hope this helps!

Jul 04, 2015 | 1998 Mazda 626

1 Answer

How do I know if it is alternator or starter ???


the starter only turns the motor when the key is turned. the alternator charges the car when its running. if its dead you left something on to kill the battery. charge the battery. then get the charging system tested. advance autozone and I am sure other parts store can check the car for free

Feb 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

3 weeks ago my car would not start, replaced battery and it has been fine till tonight and it would not start.


3 days on a new battery, yes it is significant. Four things can do this in a short time. alternator, starter, radio, and interior lights/ light switch. Alternator can be checked on the car, A sign for the starter is that it may drag or drag sometimes. Radio is lights staying on after the door is opened,Even the clock. Light switch is interior lights don't work or the dimmer switch doesn't work. These are just suggestions that I have run across. They still need to be checked. It can get costly.

Feb 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car is "dead" but battery/alternator/starter are all in working order. Hornet is causing this.


Sounds more like a faulty battery terminal to me from your description ,try cleaning and make sure its tight then smear with petroleum grease.Clean terminal with a kettle of hot water first

Jul 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Cougar. New Alternator and battery. Still will not turn over. I'm thinking either starter or battery cables. I just bought the car 6 days ago


use jumper cables to test the battery cables put one from the starter to the battery if no change the starter wold be bad

Sep 27, 2012 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Replaced starter, alternater and battery car still drains battery. whats wrong?


First you can not test an alternator by disconnecting the battery cable. That is what we did back when cars had generators. Today you can fry the computer and alternator running the engine with the battery cable off.
Meanwhile, I would look for a fuseable link or main fuse problem. The alternator circuit may not be connected to the fuse box and battery.

Aug 23, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

88 rx-7 convertible doesn't click or start, new battery and alternator installed 2 months ago ... does the starter/ solenoid need replaced?


try tapping on the starter housing while somebody is in the car. have them try to start the car while tapping on it if it starts replace the starter. who may have a dead spot in the whindings. good luck steve

Jan 03, 2012 | Mazda H240 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2000 ford ranger and something draining battery


bad alternator possible or bad battery..even though its new that battery can be bad. I would take a volt meter and with the engine running check the volts of the battery..If the volts are 12 you need to replace alternator, if volts are 14 you need to check the battery. to check the battery hold the volt meter to the battery and have someone start the car..while the starter is cranking battery volts should not drop below 10volts.if they do your battery is bad.

Jun 11, 2009 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

2 Answers

Vehicle needs to be jumped to start,battery/alternator fine.


E-mail me back to sign up for my platinum plan and I'll tell you how. I thought this service was free. Sorry to have signed up. Please take me off your list...

Nov 18, 2008 | 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

232 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8531 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...