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What would cause the windshield wipers and radio in a 91 Cavalier to quit running?

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2008-08-04 00:11:09
2008-08-04 00:11:09

Try checking the fuses. If ok, then it is a wiring or electrical prob. You might also want to check your ignition switch. it may not be making contact properly. I found this happening on my1991 cavalier also. If I would twist the ignition like I was going to start it again, but not far enuff to grind the starter, everything would start woring again. this would sometimes last a long time and other time not so long. So, with that said I would place my money into the ignition switch.

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