does a starter on an 03 chevy cobalt fit a 04 chevy cavalier?

Asked by Jan 04, 2017 at 09:32 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have04 chevy cavalier and need to replace
starter and was told the starter on 03 chevy
cobalt would fit , just would like to verify
before buying one?

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If you are going to buy one just get the correct one from the parts store. Why would you buy one from something different? Black market or what...

Well I just asked a question that you did not answer and its not any of your business why I'm not buying one from a parts store. NO its not on the black market I'm not stupid and do not treat me as such! I did not say I was going to buy one from something different! Someone had told me and wanted to see if he was telling me the truth!


Well I didn't mean anything by it, we get a lot of thieves asking on how to do certain things. So I looked them (starters) up and I see no listing for a 2003 Chevy Cobalt. They must have the years mixed up.

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Thank you and I'm sorry that y'all get thieves, they will try anything to get money wont they. well I guess he either got the years mixed up or he didn't know what he was talking about!!! LOL!!!So glad I asked and my hubby and I were going to get one out of junk yard but not sure now, just have real low budget and the part store is very expensive on the starter.


So what kind of problem is the starter giving you? What does it do when you turn the key to the start position? Maybe I could help more.

alright thank you well we put new battery in it yesturday and when you start it, it doesnt want to start the first time and second time it starts it doesnt have any bad sounds while trying to start.


So you mean the starter does not engage the flywheel once in a while and the starter just keeps spinning, and sometimes it will engage and the car will start?

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yes thats it exactly how it does!!!


Well if you have a repair starter and alternator shop around, it would be cheaper to get fixed. It is one of two things why it does that. Probably would be just the starter drive, the thing that has the gear on it in the nose cone we'll call it, or the solenoid mounted to the starter, where the positive battery cable goes. Probably the starter drive tho.

I really don't know about a repair shop around here but will check around ! But probably be the best to get the starter Oreillys part store told us that we have to buy the whole starter and solenoid its doesnt come separate. Is the starter drive in the starter or is that separate from starter?


The starter drive is inside the starter motor. And the parts stores do not like the sell just the starter drive, or a solenoid because they just want you to buy the whole starter. That is why if you found someone who fixes starters, it would be so much more cheaper. It would only take them no more than 15 min. to fix. I use to rebuild them.

oh that sounds so great so i will definitely tell my hubby this and see if we can find someone around here to do that!! Thank you so much for your wisdom and your help I appreciate it so much!!


Good luck.

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