Ignition

Asked by Feb 26, 2016 at 09:42 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier and I have
multiple problems on it. When I try to turn
my car on it just makes a clicking noise in
the engine and my car doesn't turn over.
My starter relay works fine. I got a new
starter a couple months ago and I know
that works fine. I can still turn on my car
and drive it properly. All I have to do it have
a wire touch the positive terminal on the
battery and have the other end of the wire
touch the starter relay. My battery works
great and the connections are tight. I'm
just wondering if anyone knows what could
be the problem on why I can't turn my car
on only with my key. Could it be the starter
solenoid?

1 Answer

170

My question is which terminal on the relay are you jumping to? The wire that goes to the starter, or the wire that goes to the ignition? The wire that goes to the starter will be the one that is the same size as your battery cable on the opposite side of the relay. If you're getting it to start by hitting the starter side, you are merely bypassing what could be a bad relay. OR. If you are starting it by jumping the battery to the ignition wire, most probably red, connected to one of the smaller terminals on your relay, may be marked ign, then it is more likely to be a loose or broken wire from the ignition to the starter relay. Also a good idea to double check and clean your battery to ground cables, both on the engine block and on the chassis.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Ignition 1 answer

    I have an 03 cavalier and I found my daughter with tweezers in the ignition and now my car key won't turn at all. What do I have to do to fix this as cheap as possible?

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ignition 2 answers

    so i had to change the ignition in my car and now it just reprograming not resetting it wont start please help

    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ignition cylinder 1 answer

    how do I replace the whole ignition cylinder with no key

    1994 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ignition diagram 1 answer

    do you have a wiring diagram for this car's ignition?

    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ignition 1 answer

    Vehicle wants to turn over but will not start

    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,330
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
851 Great Deals out of 88,872 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,049 Great Deals out of 78,601 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,405 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Focus
687 Great Deals out of 57,461 listings starting at $795
Used Chevrolet Camaro
246 Great Deals out of 31,906 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,014 Great Deals out of 76,977 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
621 Great Deals out of 46,682 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Corolla
935 Great Deals out of 70,275 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,837 Great Deals out of 182,461 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Camry
1,126 Great Deals out of 91,067 listings starting at $1,222
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,346 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
276 Great Deals out of 20,482 listings starting at $1,300
Used Pontiac Sunfire
344 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.