04 Cavalier no start - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Chevrolet When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #11
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bmsdirt is on a distinguished road
Default

Still no word back from the dealer.. when the car came to my shop, the customer says it just died in the road while sitting at a red light. so they hauled it to me. after checking the quick things first.. scan for codes, check fuel press., changed the plugs, cause they looked terrible, changed fuel filter, air filter.. it was terrible too, still no start. so i took a guess and changed the coolant temp sensor... nothing. so i thought I wander if it is actually not spraying injectors..? thats when i sprayed a shot of ether in the hose to see if it would fire. Yes. ran fine til i shut the key off. My last ditch effort was try a crank pos sensor. nothing. thats when i decided to take it to the dealer. I have some connections there, and felt like it would get sorted out rather quickly. evidently, it must be giving them a fit too. I feel sorry for the customer that owns the car.
bmsdirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 04:42 PM   #12
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bmsdirt is on a distinguished road
Default

Update!! well sorta.. Dealer called me today. The Mechanic had ordered a new PCM.. when it arrived he installed and programmed the new computer, car wouldnt start. so he removed the PCM plugged the old one back in, and the car starts and runs fine. so, now he is uncertain if maybe he got a bad pcm. he is ordering another one.
bmsdirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 10:01 PM   #13
Senior Member

Certified GM nut
 
Tech II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Worcester, Ma.
Posts: 2,143
Thanked 780 Times in 609 Posts
Tech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond reputeTech II has a reputation beyond repute
Default

You don't just plug in PCM'*.....you have to correctly program them, first...
Tech II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 09:36 AM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

could be an intermittent connection with the pcm plugs or wires
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
02 Cavalier - No Start Sabretooth47 Chevrolet 19 08-29-2012 10:30 AM
Taught a Cavalier a lesson. UniqueSE General GM Chat 21 10-24-2003 03:47 PM
850 HP Cavalier h1081dan Lounge 22 10-15-2003 06:08 PM
Cavalier Champaign-Granny General GM Chat 11 05-17-2003 12:59 AM
damn cavalier driver! driverjohn2005 General GM Chat 9 05-02-2003 02:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:12 PM.


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.