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I just replaced my plugs and plug wires in my z24 V6 3.1 cavalier, but my car only starts up every other time. Sometimes, every 3rd time or not at all. When I say it starts, I mean that it runs. It turns over every time unless I wear out the battery. This really puts a damper on my plans to soup up my car. On top of that, I will occasionally gring into 3rd gear.

[ This Message was edited by: inchulk on 2001-07-03 13:49 ]
 

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When you say it only starts every other time, do you mean that it will only turn over every other time? I would suspect the starter going bad.
 

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If you say the engine is always cranking but does not turn over every time, I would check to see if you have spark, if not it may be the ignition module or the crank sensor. You can do a test to check if the crank sensor is working. I can't remember the procedure but if you still have the problem and you want me to give it to you just say and I'll get the book out.
 
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