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1997 Chevy Cavalier intermittent starting

Car starts sometimes just fine and then sometimes nothing/it won't turn over /radio will work just fine but car won't start.Changed starter and solenoid but the car still acts the same. Can try later and car will start

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    it is the ignition switch there was a recall on some models but they only put a relay switch on to keep the car from catching on fire

  • finally256 Mar 17, 2009

    New Battery + Ignition Switch

    2 times in the past week the car wouldn't start

    -radio and other electrical is ok

    -no sound from starter when this happens

    -connections "look" ok and battery terminals are clean and tight



    Bob D

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    not even a click of the solenoid. after waiting a while sometimes it would start, but now it doesnt do anything

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    car won't start but interior lights and radio works. Starter tries to turn over.

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Try the hall sensor/ cam vposition sensor.

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Sounds like the ignition switch isnt signaling the solenoid all the time try replacing ignition switch or test the small wire on the solenoid i think its purple when it wont start with a test light clamp on ground n probe the small wire with key in start posi=tion test light should lite if not i would replace ignition switch

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I had the exact same problem on my 1998 Chevrolet 1500 c/k pickup. I also tried a new starter motor and solenoid assembly, but to no avail.

After weeks of searching for the problem, I found that corrosion had built up between the car battery terminals and the power cables extended from the car battery to the starter motor. I'm not sure if this is your problem, but it's worth a try. Also, check all other electrical connections, because these types of intermittent problems are often electrical.

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