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MY 2001 chevy cavalier isnt getting any power beyond the fuse box all the gauges and lights and everything electrical inside wont turn on at all it would do this when it was running but would sometimes turn off while i was driving over rail road tracks or over a pot hole it will turn over and i can hear the fuel pump but it will run for about 3 seconds so im wondering what is wrong with my car

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HI DUELL,CK THE WIRING DOWN AT THE STARTER.. THERE IS 2 OR 3 WIRES GOING TO THE CENTER POST OF THE STARTER SOLENOID. ONE IS THE POS CABLE VERY BIG AND THE OTHERS SHOULD BE SMALL GOING TO THE SAME POST. THESE SUPPLLY POWER TO THE FUSE BOX AND ALSO OTHER VARIOUS SPOTS OF THE POWER SYSTEM TO YOUR CAR. CK THE WIRES REAL GOOD,THEY MAY ALSO BE FUSEABLE LINKS. CK FOR POWER BEFORE AND AFTER THEM. MAKE SURE THEY ALL HAVE BATTERY VOLTAGE [[[12 VOLTAGE]] GET A TEST LIGHT OR VOLT METER TO CK..ALSO CK FOR ANY LOOSE CONNECTIONS TO AND FROM THE BATTERY CABLES AND GROUND CIRCUITS.ALSO SEE IF YOUR CAR HAS A SEPERATE POS CABLE GOING TO THE FUSE BOX FROM THE BATTERY CABLE SOME DO AND SOME DO NOT.SOMETIMES THEY CORRODE OR GET LOOSE...THE FACT THAT YOU LOOSE POWER OVER BUMPS TELLS ME SOMETHING IS LOOSE OR CORRODED. LET ME KNOW HOW YOU MAKE OUT AND GOOD LUCK,,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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