1997 Chevy Cavalier wont start

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
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1997 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

I changed starters now it wont start, question is there more than one starter that will bolt up turns over fine plugs are firing, getting plenty of fuel. With 12 volt test light held on wiring harness for injectors when key is on test light up untill you crank motor then goes out. Does this car have an emergency fuel shut off, if so where is it located
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 10:17 AM

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Tiny
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I you replaced the starter and didn't disconnect the battery you probably saw a flash and it burnt the fusible link up. It will either be on the starter or on another positive post by the fuse/relaybox under the hood. Check for that.
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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No I disconected the battery 1st thing it is getting fuel can hear the pump charging up, shot fuel about 3 feet from a 3/4 in line, replaced crank sensor. The anti-theft dash light stays on while engine is cranked. I have been working on cars for 40years. I'm pulling my hair out.
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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
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If the anti theft light is on that is what is preventing you from starting the car. I'm not to updated on anti thefts so it may be something that you'll need a TECH2 to get into or if you are a pro, look it up on all data or one of the manuals. They do have manuals available here for like $10 for 3 days use but I thinkit's only for one car, but you could at least print it out and go from there. Good luck.
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 8:45 AM
Tiny
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One thing I did forget to mention is that if this has the diode in the key type of anti theft, if you have a key without the correct diode or not one at all ou can crank this thing forever and it won't start. The diode key will have a little plastic looking thing by the top where it goes into he ignition.
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 11:19 AM

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