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Good Battery, No Power, not even dome lights


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Jfleege
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Oct 3, 2009, 8:18 PM

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I drive a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 with the 3.1L 5spd. The problem I ran into happened the other night, a buddie of mine and I where driving around for a while that night I had to run a few errands and he tagged along with me, never drive the car too hard because its still old and in decent shape and would like it to last me a while. After we had gotten done with driving we parked the car and left it like normal, went into the house for a while and played some Xbox... after a while we decided to go get something to eat, went outside to the car and then got in and attempted to start the car and put the key into the ignition and started it..... this is where the problem happens... the car turned over "Once" like literally... one crank, then the power was dead..... there is no dome light it wont turn over anymore, and at times i believe you can hear the power locks making a clicking noise similar to that of a watch as the seconds go by.... i have checked the fuses in the panel near the driverside door and they all appearred fine without and burns or scars.... i dont know what else it could be, i had the battery tested today and it checked out fine.... Any help or ideas would be great.... im leaning towards the ignition failing but im unsure and would like some opinions....


Hammer Time
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Oct 3, 2009, 8:30 PM

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First thing, see if you have good strong headlights. If not, your problem is not the ignition. Check the fusible links at the starter. they are meltaway wires. Pull on each one and see if any stretch. Use only fuse wire to replace them if any are burnt out.




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Sidom
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Oct 3, 2009, 8:40 PM

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Also you want to make sure that the cables & connections to the battery are clean.






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profleet
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Oct 4, 2009, 9:17 PM

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Yeah tighten down the battery cables then pull up and down on them should not move. Make sure headlights are on and are bright. If not loss of battery power needs to be isolated. If lights are good focus on starter and connections/ fuse links as stated above.


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