1994 Chevy Cavalier Engine will not start

Tiny
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Drive about 6 miles, hear metal noises, engine begins to lose strength, oil red warning sign is on, I turned
off engine. 30 Minutes later I tried to start it again but no luck. I checked oil, was ok, check battery, ok.
fuel, ok. Checked spark. NONE. Then I changed the following parts: Ignition wire, ignition coill (2 pcs) and ignition module. Crankshaft sensor, oil pressure switch, and oil pump. After all this there is still no spark. I tried 15 secs. Cranking the car but oil pressure switch is still on.
Is this the reason why the car does not function?
What would be the reason that there is not enough pressure going to the oil circulation?
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 9:24 AM

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Tiny
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Welcome, when you replaced those parts, did you look at the timing chain? If the pump is driven by the camshaft and the timing chain is broke, no oil pressure. Use a mechanical gage in place of the oil sender unit, to doulble-check about oil pressure. On some models, I remove the oil fill cap, shine a light in the hole, see if I can see anything moving, engine cranking. I didn't check to see if your an interference engine, I don't think so?
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for your prompt input. I did check the timing (belt I thought) chain, but it is in good condition. But in this moment my question would be: Why the oil pressure switch is not acting. It is still on. I have the rocker arm cover open and I do not see any oil delivery and the Oil pump is new. If at least you can recomend me a Manual that will have more in detail information than the one I have (Haynes). I was looking in this website for a manual but they don't have my Model (Chevy Cavalier 2.2L4/1994).
Thank you again.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Hi, the 2.2 doesn't have a timing belt, has timing chain according to my info. Does the valve train move when you crank it? Not sure it is good to crank engine without oil pressure? Not sure what else to tell you?
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 12:35 PM

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