Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
I have a 98 Cavalier and I'm having problems starting it. It won't turn over sometimes...well, it takes a while. Sometimes it starts great but other times it might take up to 10 seconds to finally turn over...maybe longer, I haven't really counted.
I have a 96 Cavalier and lately, sometimes when I go to start my car, I turn the key and the engine won't crank. All of the dash lights turn on, so I don't think it would be the battery. If I wait a few minutes and try again, it fires right up. This is probably the first sign of the starter failing. I've been told to whack the starter with a hammer while someone is turning the key, but have also been told that with Cavaliers build in the 90's and up, this is a no-no. There are magnets inside the starter that can break if hit with enough force. I have yet to have the starter fail to the point of not being able to start it at all, but I'm sure that time is coming. Hopefully, I can trade this POS in for something decent.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
The fuel pump has some kind of safety device in it to prevent flooding, Mine does the same thing. If it doesn't start the first time, turn the ignition to the off position and wait ten seconds so the fuel pump will reset and then try again, works wonders.
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