1989 Chevy Cavalier car wont start after turned off

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RENEE RUSSENBERGER
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  • 1989 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Engine Mechanical problem
1989 Chevy Cavalier 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

hi! I am having difficulty with my car starting after I shut it off. Once the car has been running for a while expecially in warm weather, once shut of it will take about 1-1.5 hours to be able to start again? I am a single mother need my car and am worried that a shop may railroad me. Would love to go in and have an idea of what to say.I don't have a credit card or I would donate, sorry please help me still!

Please and thank you!

Renee
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 10:11 AM

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Tiny
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When the vehicle refuses to stsrt, If there is no sprak at the plugs and no injector pulse, my first thought would be the crank sensor. It could also be a problem with the ignition module, can't be sure, from here. The crank sensor might be around 20 bucks, sometimes it is a son--of--a--gun to remove. The ignition module might be around a hundred bucks. I'd try to some testing before I replaced anything.

How good are you at, checking under the hood? When the vehicle refuses to start, pull a plugwire off plug, stick a known good plug in the boot, lay metal part of plug to metal part of engine, have helper crank the engine, watch for spark at the tip of plug. Also, the autostores sell cheap spark testers, you can use one of those instead of spark plug, whatever.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 11:30 AM
Tiny
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Is the car cranking over but no start or is it turning over to slow to start. Kinda acting like it has low battery?If its the later answer you have a starter that is getting worn out. Its called heat soaked. Parts stores sell blankets that wrap around the starter to keep it from getting to hot and prolong the life. There about 30 bucks. If thats not the issue follow the steps from the other poster.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 11:40 AM

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