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CHEVY 2.2 MANUAL TRANS WON'T START OR ENGINE WON'T TURN OVER AND NO SOUND AT ALL.

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 144 miles

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 ECO Tech manual transmission base model, I turned the key to start but it won't start or Not even make any noise or not making any crank at all. I thought it might be the battery because 3 months ago I ran out of juice on the battery by playing music while the engine Not running and I ended up taking the battery to Autozone to have it charge, but the first Autozone store manager ran a test first before charging it and said that I already have a bad battery and he advised me to buy a new one, I was having second thoughts about the test and I was thinking he just wanted me to spend money on a new battery. So I left that store and went to another second Autozone store and the clerk just went a head and took it to the back and charged the battery and he told me to come back in an hour and I left. I came back in an hour and the clerk said that I had a good battery and it was charged. I went home and put it it in the car and started great and it's been working since Feb 2012 until earlier today May 21, 2012. The car will not start anymore, the dashboard and head lights and dome lights do seems to be operating normal at their full capacity but I still wanted to rule out the battery so I went to Autozone earlier and had it recharge and I got back after an hour later and installed to my car but this time the car still would Not start. I don't hear any crank and all lights are good and seems normal, when I tried to turned the key to start there's no sound but after turning the key back to Off I will hear short noise that is coming from the engine that seems like the motor of the starter or gear was idling to stop. My question is. Could this be the Starter or Selonoid that I'm having problem? If not any suggestions? Should I replace one or the other or just both? Thank you. Henry.
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Henrynjo
May 23, 2012.



Do you have a test light or multimeter to do some testing?

Saturntech9
May 23, 2012.
No

Tiny
Henrynjo
May 23, 2012.
Your going to have to get one to figure this one out. Let me know when you get one.

Saturntech9
May 23, 2012.
I'm soryy I should tell you that I am not so much of a car tech savy, I do not own or have knowledge on how to even use that device. I've always bought myself a used car almost every other year and this one was just purchased last May 2011 and a lot of my used car that I purchased in the past had problems with starter or alternator that luckily I was able to reach it and changed it myself. It was easy reach and everytime I made that guessing that it was a starter issue most of the time it was a lucky guess and works fine after replacing the part(s). I apologized in advanced, I just thought that maybe I would asked first before I actually change the starter again this time for this car and maybe not waste money due to being unemployed. If you have any other advise please do so and I'll try to see.

Thank you.

Tiny
Henrynjo
May 23, 2012.
The starter is pretty easy to reach on that car its right up front under the intake manifold.I cant just tell you to replace the starter without doing some checking. Even if I had the car in front of me I would have to check some things before telling someone it needed a starter.A test light is under 10 if you have a harbor frieght near you they usually habe them on sale for like 3.I have helped women men etc figure out there cars get a test light I will teach you how to use one. All you do is hook the aligator clip to a ground or power source and touch the tip to see if the blub brightly lights up. Other wise your only other option is lady lucky on what you decide to replace and hope for the best.

Saturntech9
May 23, 2012.