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Will not start even with new starter and battery and new fuses and clutch switch.

I have added a new starter, new battery, new fuses, and a new clutch activation switch...no juice is getting to the starter to start. Could it be the Ignition Control Module or voltage regulator in the alternator? Do I replace the alternator too, or can I replace only the voltage regulator? I have power to the dash, lights come on, gauges work but no juice to crank the new starter to start! Need help!!!!

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  • losmedinaus1 Jul 11, 2008

    Thx for your help...I'll give it a go Sunday when I have the day to mess with it! Thx Again!

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Check the wires from the battery to the starter sometimes you can get corrosion that provides resistance or acid can actually travel through the isulation deteriorating the copper to the point you have no conductor inside the plastic

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Check the voltage on the big line of the battery terminal cable running to the starter it should be 12 volts with car off. This line is attached to the big nut on the starter, and also check to be sure the small black cable is connected to the bolt that holds the starter, the long thin bolt going to the starter towards the transmission bell housing. On some models of the cavalier there is a module mounted on the front of the car to fix a defect. If you face the front of the car this module is near the battery on the right and has one small bolt, it is extremly small, which is in the middle. Unplug this module and check it with a multimeter, I think pins pin 34, and 35. The module has a diagram pointing to the connection point for checking it.I would not change your alternator when you have lights and everything else but the starter is working.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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