Notices
Cavalier Starting in the 1980s. the Cavalier made a name for itself by offering an affordable 2 and 4 door compact.
Platform: J-body

2003 Cavalier died and won't start

Old January 2nd, 2012, 3:15 PM
  #11  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,709
Default

Thanks for the update. If you took it it for service, I hope it was something minor. If you're still working on it yourself, you may want to post more details, like what you see in the instrument cluster as you turn the key and what exactly you've checked/diagnosed/measured.
EinST is offline  
Old January 3rd, 2012, 10:04 AM
  #12  
CF Beginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Sorry for lack of details. Didn't take it for service yet. Estimates way to high. As far as instrument cluster, no lights staying on after initial start sequence. Haven't really measured anything so to speak. Not really sure what to measure. Only thing I haven't replaced is the ICM. Waiting to get paid this Friday to replace it. Engine turns and is getting plenty of fuel. I'm thinking it's gotta be ignition, maybe.
cavalierjustbeing is offline  
Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:22 AM
  #13  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,709
Default

Is the MIL (Check Engine Light, if you will) on in the I/P cluster? You say it "is getting plenty of fuel" but without the MIL on, the PCM may not be working right. You may want to go over the fuses labeled PCM something.
EinST is offline  
Old January 4th, 2012, 11:03 AM
  #14  
CF Beginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Sorry about leaving that out. Check engine light is not on. I did put a scanner on it last week and there were no codes coming up. Will check PCM fuses. Will try and give update tomorrow. Thanks.
cavalierjustbeing is offline  
Old January 5th, 2012, 11:00 AM
  #15  
CF Beginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Checked all fuses in dash and out on firewall and only 1 fuse was bad. It was the cig lighter fuse. Other than that no other fuses were bad. I did find a crank relay under the hood. Not sure if it is bad. Could that relay be the issue? I would think that if that were the case it would not even spin the engine. Maybe I'm wrong. Anymore ideas? Leaning towards the ICM now.
cavalierjustbeing is offline  
Old January 5th, 2012, 12:11 PM
  #16  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,709
Default

The CRANK relay is there to supply enough current to the starter solenoid. The MIL should be on with key on. Check the voltage at the IGN MDL fuse (fuse in place, through the probe holes on the fuse itself) with key in START. You may have a leg gone bad on the ignition switch.
EinST is offline  
Old January 5th, 2012, 12:56 PM
  #17  
CF Beginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Ok. Will try that tomorrow. Work nights. Have to do all this in the mornings. You talking about the IGN fuse in dash? Or is the one on fender well? Thnx.
cavalierjustbeing is offline  
Old January 5th, 2012, 1:49 PM
  #18  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,709
Default

That'd be the the IGN MDL fuse (for the ignition module) in the I/P fuse block (dash, if you will).
EinST is offline  
Old January 6th, 2012, 2:14 PM
  #19  
CF Beginner
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 16
Default

Checked the IGN MDL fuse. It was good. It was a 20a. What kinda voltage should I be getting at IGN MDL fuse? May go ahead and order the coil pack control module monday. Still recovering from santa claus.
cavalierjustbeing is offline  
Old January 6th, 2012, 5:46 PM
  #20  
CF Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,709
Default

It should be whatever the battery is putting out, 12V and change. Be sure to measure it with key in START.
EinST is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2003 Cavalier died and won't start


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: