car repairs


Question by  eiagaaf (13)

I replaced the engine in my 98 Cavalier and now it will not start, can you help me out?

My 98 Cavalier will not start after replacing the engine.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

The engine you replaced it with, was it used? If so you might have an issue with the starter, or perhaps it's cracked. Consult who you purchased it from.


Answer by  Matt67 (112)

Check for fuel flow, check all electrical connection and warning lights on dash, check for spark from the plugs themselves, check for proper grounding, make sure the computer has been programmed to the new engine.


Answer by  mikl (139)

Check that your spark plugs fire. Hold them against the vehicle body and observe a bright blue spark. Then check if your fuel pump is working. The spark plugs should get damp when you crank the engine. If you have all of this, you may not be able to fix it yourself and you should consider going to a garage.

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