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Engine cranks but wont start - 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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  • chalklounge Aug 08, 2008

    I used to have this problem intermittently but it has gotten much worse recently. Engine will just crank but won't start for 15 minutes or so at times. My gauges also do not work - gas, temp or speedometer.

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  • hundredproof Oct 31, 2008

    car will tumble and not start, if the car does start it may idle for a few minutes and may stall, if it is placed in gear at the slightest engage from the clutch check engine light comes on and car stalls, it may or may not start after that.

  • alexfelixort Mar 05, 2009

    car was runing ok , then he turn off by him self and know he cranks but wont start

  • Ricardo Recardo
    Ricardo Recardo Mar 08, 2009

    my cranks but it wont start. it a spark in sparkplug and fuel is ok. battery ok. fuel filter ok

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    my honda crv'98 cranks but it wont start. flywheel continous to rotate when it cranks but still the engine wont start. I check the battery, fuel filter, also it has a spark in plug. humming sound inside the tank is ok when the key was turn to II or III. ignition coil was replace even the distributor was replace. spark plug is new. there is a spark in plug and fuel on the tip of the plug. so far it cranks and continous to rotate its flywheel but th engine wont run.

    pls help me with this problem


  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    car starts , runs for about half hour , stop it ,won't start up again , mostly happens in warm weathr ,2000 bravada


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First make sure you have spark to the plugs, if you do move on to the fuel system. Check the fuel filter and even the pump. Turn the key on but don't crank. Do You hear the pump in the tank? if not you know the problem. If thats okay than check the filter. You may need a fuel line tool ( buy @ any auto parts store cheap). If all these check out, than you might have to put a scanner on it to determine if any electrical issue are causing your problem.

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Solution to the engine stalling, EGR valve. And to the engine shuting down while running, the CRANK SENSOR

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The starting problems may be a result of the passlock anti-theft system not operating properly.
The passlock system is meant to stop anyone from starting the car with anything other than the key,(hammer and screwdriver, ect.). When the key is used to start the car the ignition sends an electronic signal to the fuel system, if this signal is not received the car will not run for more than a few seconds or may not start at all. In many cases the solution may be as simple as changing the ignition (key switch) cylinder.

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I too had this problem a few months ago and here was the solution.
I bought my car used and it turned out that the seal to the cables leading to the computer had been broken.  It looks like the previous owner tried to have the odometer tampered with by breaking open the computer and doing some ghetto reprogramming.
Unfortunately, this completely screwed up the air compression and temperature reading in my engine.  When these settings are wrong, your computer will decide it will not start your car.
So the solution in my case was replace the computer.  My car now runs beautifully and has horsepower I never knew it was supposed to have in the first place.

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