Won’t start lights on but won’t turn over

Asked by Guru1KRZH Sep 18, 2019 at 01:43 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Your situation is most often related to a dead battery; not enough juice to light the lights or to turn the starter motor. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If your car starts, fine. If it does not start, replace your battery. After either of these, go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died.

89,685

Sorry, misread the question...…………….. It's a dead or dying battery; you might have enough juice to light the lights, but not enough to turn the starter motor. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If your car starts, fine. If it does not start, replace your battery. After either of these, go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died; probably a dead alternator.

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