My 95 cavalier w/141000 miles just died. It has no electrical power at all.
No indication when you turn the key. The dome light does not come on when
you open the door. The battery is fully charged. I have continuity from the
battery to the alternator, and from the ign fuse to the start switch. The
start switch checks ok. All fuses involved are ok..any ideas?...thanks
Put that $1.98 continuity checker down for a second and check for
voltage with something starting from the battery.
What work has been done recently? That's often a big clue. You didn't
just change the starter did you?
Then go to a professional mechanic and pay for professional adivce...
I had a battery in a car that would report 13V on a multimeter when there
was no load, and reported fully charged from a battery charger. Turn on the
headlights or starter, and the voltage would go down to 0V. The battery was
shot and had to be replaced. It suddenly failed with no previous indication
that the battery was on the way out.
I would check the connections on the battery too. If they are corroded, try
cleaning them off, reconnecting the cables, and securing tightly.
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