car starts but wont stay running

Chris Soto
85

Asked by Chris Jun 15, 2010 at 04:42 PM about the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 93 z24 starts,but won't stay running.  it is definitely something to do with the cahrging system.  had 2 alternators and a battery checked.  both were fine.  the battery light and abs light come on and then if i hit the brake or turn the radio or lights on, the car shuts off. any ideas as to what it could be??????

5 Answers

Jeff Betz
45

possibly corroded wires or a broke wire somewhere? maybe a bad fuse, check all of ur fuses

Chris Soto
85

wires seem good, fuses are good. any other ideas?

vlalra
0

Hey Chris any luck with your car just shutting down on you? I also am having the same issue with my 1991.

Chris Soto
85

turns out i had to rewire my alternator. The wires were spliced and one of the conections came loose. Check your voltage and see where its at. Mine was around 23 volts. Definately check your grounds first and work your way back. It may also be that the battery is not taking the charge.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
vlalra
0

Thanks, I will check that.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car wont stay running 3 answers

    1993 z24 won't stay running. T started under heavy accelleration. The car would shut off and kick right back on. Then got progressively worse. It shut off for about 20 seconds and turned back on. ...

    1993 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Chevy Cavalier, It will start but wont stay running. 3 answers

    Only since it has gotten so cold here in NH has it been having a hard time to even start and now when I start it, it will shut off. Its only done this twice. The first time I was able to start it up a...

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • help 98 chevy cavalier 2.2 wont start 7 answers

    car had overheating problems and blew water back through over flow, and was run with minimal water a few times then car started to shut off and was hard to start till one day it just wouldn't start ch...

    1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • drove car and just died out. wont start back up. bought new battery for it. help me 8 answers

    i own a 2004 chevy cavalier 2.2 ecotec. car will not start. bought new battery for it and it turns over but will not stay runnin. help me

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my truck wont stay running and now it wont strart at all 10 answers

    my truck would start but only stay running if i gave it gas if i tryed to put into gear it would stall. and now it wont even start at all.

    1994 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cavalier
Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?
CarGurus has 2,109 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $1,650.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,450
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
842 Great Deals out of 57,364 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,704 Great Deals out of 58,447 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,259 Great Deals out of 65,784 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
617 Great Deals out of 28,540 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,186 Great Deals out of 54,291 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,561 Great Deals out of 69,964 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Altima"
1,532 Great Deals out of 79,565 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang"
1,017 Great Deals out of 25,480 listings starting at $1,329
Used Ford Escort"
634 listings

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $1,799
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 404 listings starting at $1,988
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
329 listings starting at $2,200
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier For Sale
335 listings starting at $1,900