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

1 Answer


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 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 diagram 1 answer

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

    1997 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

  • 2003 Ignition module & ignition coil 1 answer

    How do you check which one, if either of them, is bad? Can I put a volt ohm meter on contacts? Which contacts? Are they normally open or normally closed?

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • ignition 2 answers

    If I replace the ignition on my 2007 chevy impala do I have to have to the new keys that came wirh the new ignition programed to the car or should the car start with out doing that

    2007 Chevrolet Impala 1LT


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,670
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 1,220
#3 mbar1
Reputation 1,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus"
1,171 Great Deals out of 56,883 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,146 Great Deals out of 72,631 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Impala"
946 Great Deals out of 35,750 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord"
1,268 Great Deals out of 77,633 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,591 Great Deals out of 98,036 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
811 Great Deals out of 38,791 listings starting at $2,650
Used Nissan Altima"
1,370 Great Deals out of 87,365 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
335 Great Deals out of 16,293 listings starting at $799
Used Pontiac Sunfire"
549 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,417 Great Deals out of 66,767 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang"
715 Great Deals out of 41,252 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,056 Great Deals out of 36,217 listings starting at $1,700