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My 03 caviler has a new battery and starter. It til tick but

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My 03 caviler has a new battery and starter. It til tick but won't crank
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the model of your '03 Chevy?
Customer: Caviler sport coupe
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: New battery and new starter. It did start before that but had to switch the key a few times before I got some spark
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Runs fine
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

If you're sure the battery is good and passes a load test, then check the battery cables at both ends for tightness and corrosion.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I just brought the battery today
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The radio and everything else works fine too
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Okay, then check those cables like I said and if they are all good, then you may have a problem with the ignition switch.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me and keep this link in case you need me again later on.

Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How do I trouble shoot that?
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Visually first, then you need to do voltage drops with a DVOM.

Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron

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