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1997 Cavalier all of the sudden will not start, seems like it want to, but wont

1997 cavalier wont start!! The car turns over as if its going to start, but wont. What can I check to fix this problem?

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  • dj_manz Oct 05, 2008

    driving one day just filled up with gas and 2 blocks later lossed power and died will turn over all day just wont fire im getting upset. its a 1997 chevy cavalier 2.2l automatic please help me about to scrap it.

  • Bernie65 Mar 14, 2009

    My cavalier 1997 wont start. I was driving last montreal and when I pressed the acerelater, it looks to me that the is not moving. I drove it a corner and the car died on me.



    My friend asked to change the coil, the wires and the spark plugs; and the car will not do anything. not even a sound of the gas pump which i used to hear.



    Am broke in ( BETHELHEM) so help me GOD.

  • adley09 May 15, 2009

    My 97 cavalier out of nowhere wouldn't start. changed the air filter, started enough to move it. Then killed it, tried to start it again and it wouldn't. So I put some fuel cleaner in it, started just fine. On my way home, I was about to stop at a red light and it just died on me. Took about 5 minutes to get it started after putting into park, turning it off and then turning it on again while holding down the gas.

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I had similer problem on a cavlier dizy cap had a hair line crack.Also ignition is earhed through 10mm bolt on wiper motor and that became faulty causing the car not to start .

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