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'04 Cavalier won't crank but starter runs


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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 4:05 PM

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hi i recently experienced a problem with my cavalier i was driving then it just stalled so i tried to start it and all i heard was the starter go on with a loud vacuum like noise. please help

Ps the starter isn't dead i had it tested


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Sep 16, 2013, 4:35 PM

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Does the starter crank the engine?





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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 4:41 PM

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no the engine doesnt make a noise at all


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Sep 16, 2013, 4:43 PM

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Make sure the battery if fully charged and have it tested. Also make sure your battery connections are clean and tight. That's a good place to start.





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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 4:47 PM

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ok ill get back to you after i tighten everything and test the battery


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Sep 16, 2013, 4:50 PM

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we'll keep the lights on





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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 4:55 PM

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ok so the battery has a good charge and all the cables are tight. its almost like the starter isnt cranking the engine for some reason. all you hear when you turn the key is the starter


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Sep 16, 2013, 5:13 PM

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Little confused here. The starter motor is running, but isn't spinning the engine?





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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 5:28 PM

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correct the starter turns but doesnt crank the motor


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Sep 16, 2013, 5:41 PM

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Just to make sure, do you see the big pulley on the front of the engine turning when you attempt to start the engine?


If not, either the starter drive is F ed up, the starter ring gear on the flywheel/flex plate is missing teeth, or the flex plate is broken (if automatic).

When you had the starter inspected, did they make sure the overrunning clutch in the starter bendix was good and the pinion is being thrown out?





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Fixmychevy
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Sep 16, 2013, 5:53 PM

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uhm not sure but ill have to check it out in the morning its now dark out and cannot see , but ill get back to you on that.


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 17, 2013, 6:38 AM

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Just a question really on this - Do you hear one click and then the hmmmmm or just the hummmming noise alone? A bad starter drive can do that or it isn't throwing out to engage OR teeth gone.

Is this easy enough to take starter out and have tested for you? I would. You can get just parts to a starter but don't suggest that for DIYers nor the best fix for the long run,

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