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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

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ok when it is cold and I turn the ignition on, the check engine light only comes on and the temp gauge goes up to half way point and car starts to run for about a second and shuts off no matter how many times I try but I put a space heater in the drivers seat on high for 20 min. then turn the ignition switch on and all the dummy lights come on and the temp gauge goes down to cold setting and the car fires right up and runs fine but if I shut it off on a cold day and it gets a chance to get cold inside the car then it won't start until it is warmed up again
the problem is not in the engine it is electrical I've changed the Ignition switch still have same problem

I have replaced the battery and the starter with in a month. Even with the new battery the car will not turn over when I turn the key on you can hear the fuel pump ingage, all the dash lights are on and the key dings and all but will not turn over
If u give it gas while trying to start it will start but barely runs and can barely give it any gas. Has no power.
Emisson test down so how do I get get fix .
My sunroof was off track but I fixed that issue. Now I can't get the motor to catch on the little red gear plug for it to open and close properly.
Stalls sometimes when comming to a stop,and seems to have low idle
Car has sat for a year or so. Worked fine when it was put up. Trying to get it operational again. Now it needs a new battery but, connected to jumper cables, the engine will turn over fine but won't start. When it does start, it runs for about a second, purring along just fine, then quits. Tried putting a few drops of gas directly into the intake but no go.
my ignition wouldn't work with my keys so I was taking apart the top on the tumblers and the anti-theft ribbon came out of the steering wheel
I HAVE CHECKED THE OIL IT IS FINE. THE LITE STARTED COMING ON YESTERDAY ON MY WAY TO WORK. IT ONLY COMES ON WHEN I AM BRAKING OR AT A STOP. COULD IT BE THE SENSOR AND WHERE WOULD I FIND IT ON THE ENGINE?
Just had the transmission rebuilt 2 months ago, good clutch on it, is all of the sudden barely going into all gears. I have to double clutch to shift into any gear, which makes me think it's the synchros in the tranny, but why would the all 6 synchros go bad at once. The clutch was good 2 months ago, not blowing smoke so it's not burnt out, maybe pressure plate? Master cylinder and slave cylinder are all in good shape too, please help.
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